• Publication date: July 31, 2012

Killer: A Journal Of Murder

A prison guard forms a friendship with one of the past century's worst serial killers.

  • Publication date: July 31, 2012

Killer: A Journal Of Murder

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1995

MBC 2:

August 8, 2012 02:33 (KSA) ~ August 8, 2012 01:33 (CLT)

James Woods depicts Carl Panzram, one of the twentieth-century's most prolific serial killers.  Between the years of 1920 and 1928 Panzram claims to have murdered 22 individuals, both in America and abroad.  He escaped from prison numerous times, and even burglarized future president William Howard Taft's home.


While jailedin Leavenworth, Kansas, Panzram befriended a prison guard named Henry Lesser (Robert Sean Leonard), who encouraged the killer to document his crimes in an autobiography.  This picture recounts those gruesome tales while portraying Lesser's complicated relationship with Panzram, one that perplexed the officer's friends, family, and perhaps even himself.



  • James Woods
  • Robert Sean Leonard
  • Ellen Greene
  • Cara Buono
  • Robert John Burke
  • Steve Forrest


Directed by: Tim Metcalfe


Rating: Rated R for strong language and strong, brutal violence, including a rape.