“Child 44”, a major motion picture in theaters now, is based on the true story of Andrei Chikatilo, one of the deadliest and most savage serial killers in history.
Over fifty girls, boys, and young women were killed, mutilated, and in some cases even cannibalized in the city of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. One man was responsible: Comrade Chikatilo. He lured his victims with his easygoing manner and promises of food. With children, his offer of chewing gum was enough to convince them to follow him to their tragic end.
Written by two Russian insiders, “Comrade Chikatilo” is the definitive story of the serial killer. As local journalists, Krivich and Olgin were able to get inside the Russian criminal justice system to get a close look at the investigation, provide complete coverage of the trial, and even interview the killer himself.
A gripping true crime story. An insightful and fascinating look at one of history’s most terrifying serial killers.