GenreBiography, Crime, Drama ScreenplayTim Metcalfe CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 1995 (Japan)
September 6 1996 (US)
16 May 1997 (UK) WriterThomas E. Gaddis (book), James Long (book), Tim Metcalfe (screenplay) CastJames Woods (Carl Panzram), Robert Sean Leonard (Henry Lesser), Cara Buono (Esther Lesser), Ellen Greene (Elizabeth Wyatt), Robert John Burke (R.G. Greiser), Lili Taylor (Woman in Speakeasy (uncredited)) Similar moviesThe Maze Runner, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Shawshank Redemption, Barbed Wire Dolls
TaglineLiar. Thief. Murderer. He hated all of humanity, himself most of all.
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Killer A Journal Of Murder is an autobiography by American mass murderer Carl Panzram. First published in 1970, the book was republished in 2002 by Amok Books as Panzram: A Journal Of Murder (ISBN 1-878923-14-5). The book was edited by Thomas E. Gaddis and James O. Long.
The book details American serial killer Carl Panzram's entire life inside the American prison system as well as the many murders he committed.
Henry Lesser was a young jail guard at the Washington DC district jail when Panzram arrived for incarceration in 1928. After hearing of Panzram's harsh imprisonment, Lesser befriends him and convinces him to write an autobiography. 40 years after Panzram's execution, Lesser finally found a publisher for the book, and it appeared in 1970 as Killer: A Journal of Murder.
The book was adapted as a film in 1996. It starred James Woods as Panzram and Robert Sean Leonard as Lesser.