I definitely read that post, but I guess it slipped my mind. Maybe that's what unconsciously prompted me to watch the movie again last weekend.
I listened to a long podcast series on it on a podcast called "Criminology," which I had previously been unfamiliar with.
> The first one has little that isn't in the movie, though there's lots of murders in it detailed that might not be Zodiac and make me glad I didn't hitchhike around California around 1971 or so.
Yeah, it's pretty disturbing/depressing that there were so many stories like that, and that so many of them went unsolved. I guess there was one group of murders that was probably that English teacher (I forget the name but I assume Graysmith talked about him), but they didn't find the evidence that it was him until after he had died.
The Criminology series was good, until the end when the talked about the movies. That part was unscripted and these guys really aren't cut out for that format. I was disappointed because there were some things from the movie I was hoping they'd touch on. Do you know if any of these things were factual?
-Did Allen really live next to the girl from the 1966 killings?
-Was the thing about Z's birthday being on Dec. 18, which was also Allen's birthday, actually true?
Uh...I thought there was a third thing but I can't remember it now.
Of the suspects they covered on the podcast, only one was still alive, and they contacted him and got to talk to him! They didn't have him on the show though. It was the guy who nicknamed himself "Zodiac" when he was in high school in mid-60s California.