Last Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York (2023)
Director: Anthony Caronna
In the 1990s, dismembered bodies began turning up in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The victims were gay men. It took a while before the police in the different jurisdictions realized they had a serial killer on their hands. The press dubbed the murderer The Last Call Killer.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Last Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York is a four part documentary that focuses on the victims, the increased homophobia due to AIDS during this time period, the efforts the gay community took to raise awareness of the murders and the shortcomings of a system where different jurisdictions didn’t smoothly interact. While we do learn who the killer was, how he was caught and the outcome of his trial, he is never the main focus.
Last Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York (2023) rates 3 of 5 stars.