Strangler Serial Killer
The Hunt for the BTK Killer
CBS made for TV movie (2005)
Filmed in the aftermath of the Dennis Rader arrest and sentencing, this TV film is interesting though partly fabricated in terms of real events. It does give the viewer an idea of some of the basics of the case, focusing on the time leading up to Dennis Rader's arrest and subsequent sentencing to life in prison. Gregg Henry plays a believable rendition of the real life Rader. The detective characters are fictionalized, as are some circumstances of the case. Rader is seen plotting and creating his bizarre packages sent to media outlets in a workshop at his house, even though his home had no workshop and not even a garage. The film does move along and keeps one's attention throughout. Was originally broadcast on CBS in October 2005 and is now available on video.
Released on video only, directed by Ulli Lommel (2005)
Absolute rubbish, is currently one of the lowest rated films available. Absolute waste of time, has nothing to do with the BTK case or anything else for that matter. Cheaply made, poorly filmed, stupid throughout. Total fiction and nonsense. Please don't rent this video, should never have been made.
Released on video only, directed by Michael Pfeiffer (2008)
While not as horribly made as "B.T.K. Killer", this is a largely fictional story "inspired" by the BTK case. The events depicted are not necessarily related to what actually happened and the characters are fictionalized throughout. Is receiving fairly poor reviews and isn't recommended as a good source of real life information on Dennis Rader or the crimes committed.
The BTK Site