AGFA August: The Zodiac Killer

USA | 1971 | 87 min. | Tom Hanson

August 1, 2024

AGFA August

A serial killer in San Francisco murders without motive or apparent pattern and taunts the police with phone calls and letters.

Introduced by Something Weird Video's Lisa Petrucci and AGFA's Jackson Cooper.

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Thursday, August 1, 2024

Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didn’t work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling "tabloid horror" vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater "traps" to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won’t get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you will get it while watching The Zodiac Killer.

  • Director: Tom Hanson
  • Principal Cast: Hal Reed, Bob Jones, Ray Lynch, Tom Pittman
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1971
  • Running Time: 87 min.
  • Producer: Tom Hanson
  • Screenplay: Ray Cantrell Manny Cardoza
  • Cinematographers: Robert Birchall Wilson S. Hong
  • Music: Dennis Thomann
  • Filmography: Red Zone Cuba (1966), A Ton of Grass Goes to Pot (1972)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: AGFA