Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
You may have heard about William Bonin, the California serial killer known as the Freeway Killer. If you haven’t kept up on your serial killer database let me give you a short refresher -Between 1979 and 1980, Bonin tortured, raped and killed a minimum of 21 boys and young men, and is suspected of committing a further fifteen.
Bonin usually selected young male hitchikers, schoolboys or, occasionally, male prostitutes as his victims. The victims, aged between twelve and nineteen, were either enticed or forced into his Chevy van, overpowered, had their hands tied behind their back, sexually assaulted, tortured and then usually killed by strangulation with their own t-shirt, although some were stabbed or battered to death. One victim, Darin Kendrick, was forced to drink chlorohydrate acid, and two victims had ice-picks driven into their ears. The victims were usually killed inside Bonin’s van and most were discarded alongside various southern Californian freeways. In at least eleven of the murders, Bonin was assisted by one of his four known accomplices.
The reason I bring up The Freeway Killer is because of two reasons.
1) The DVD/Blu-Ray movie based on the story of William Bonin, called ‘Freeway Killer’ comes out tomorrow – Feb, 16, 2010.
2) Actor Nik Tyler, who played the character ‘Steven’ in the movie ‘Freeway Killer’ will be on Zombie Popcorn Radio Saturday, Feb. 20th, 2010 to talk about this film.
You may remember Nik Tyler from the TV series, ‘ER’, CSI, Law & Order and several other television programs and movies, but we will talk about all of that on Zombie Popcorn Radio.
Here is a trailer from ‘Freeway Killer’