The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders
Publisher: Tantor Media
Date: July 2018
Duration: 9 hours 49 minutes
In 1978, Rodney Alcala was a contestant on the 'The Dating Game,' one of America's most popular television shows at the time. Handsome, successful, and romantic, he was embraced by the audience-and chosen as the winner by the beautiful bachelorette. To viewers across the country, Rodney seemed like the answer to every woman's dreams. Until they learned the truth about his once and future crimes . . .
Ten years before his TV appearance, Rodney was charged with the sexual assault and attempted murder of an eight-year-old girl. In the decades that followed, he would be accused of seven murders-and, as new DNA evidence continues to be uncovered, the list may grow. The case is so disturbing that it's been documented in several news outlets, from People magazine and USA Today to 48 Hours Mystery and Dr. Phil.