Is it a quest to understand the depravity that roils around in the mind of a psychopath?
Or perhaps it’s just a glimpse into the darkest parts of ourselves that makes weird or brutal true crimes so fascinating?
Alcala preyed on young attractive women and lured them by telling them he was a professional photographer and wanted to enter their photos in a contest.
While the exact victim count remains unknown, Alcala is suspected to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980.
Alcala already had been convicted for the 1968 rape of an 8-year-old girl, according to CNN, but that didn't stop him from making an impression on the female participant, Cheryl Bradshaw.
Between takes,you might find him skydiving or motor-cycling." There was something immediately off-putting about Alcala, Mills told CNN.
He is repped by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment.
A convicted serial killer now awaiting sentencing once did time as Bachelor No. Rodney Alcala, 66, who in February was found guilty of the murders of four women and a child in the late 1970s, appeared on the lighthearted game show in 1978 -- and won. Definitely creepy," fellow contestant Jed Mills, who sat next to Alcala on the show, told CNN.
Either way, whenever a strange crime or terrible act is committed, there’s some small part of us that can’t help but look at the terror.
Throughout history, normal people have sunk to ghastly depths to handle the world around them.