During the opening credits the viewer is reminded that this movie is based on a true story. Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck is very loosely based on the real life crime that occurred in Chicago Illinois on July 14, 1966, when Richard Benjamin Speck, during a period of several hours, tied up, beat, tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital. One of the original nine students hid under a bed during the murderous rampage and barely escaped with her life. During the trial she identified the man who killed her friends by leaving the witness stand, and pointing directly at Richard Speck when asked if she could identify the assailant.
This movie isn't terrible. The actors themselves do an okay job in their roles but the film is for entertainment value only. Many of the facts depicted in this version of the story doesn't match the details of the real crime. The murders resulted from stabbing and strangulation, but Speck is seen shooting one of the victims in this movie. This story also shows the nursing students residing in a college dormitory, but the murders actually occurred in an apartment/townhouse that was shared by only eight of the students. In addition, the terminology, such as "forensics" wasn't commonly used by detectives during the time this crime actually took place.
Corin Nemec plays an excellent role depicting the unlikable piece of human excrement who was Richard Speck. Following his trial, Speck was sentenced to death but the sentence was later reversed because the US Supreme Court threw out the Death Penalty. As a result Speck was incarcerated for the remainder of his life in prison. He died from a heart attack on December 5, 1991. It's too bad that societies rubbish like Speck continue to live full unproductive lives in prison after so tragically and methodically taking the lives of the innocent people who were guilty of nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world would be better served if Richard Speck and others like him were given the opportunity to keep their appointments with the Grim Reaper after they've been convicted, but dead is dead. Good riddance to this one..