New film on serial killer who terrorized Adirondacks

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) The life of a serial killer who called the Adirondacks home has been turned into a feature film.

Robert Garrow terrorized the Adirondack Park in the 1960s and '70s, raping and killing his victims.

Now, local production company Adirondack Films has turned the story of his upbringing, trial and death into a movie. The mother and son filmmaking team thought it was an important story to tell, especially for this region. Many of the victims who survived or families of victims still live in the area.

Director Lori Bailey worked closely with one of Garrow's family members to create the film.

"Which no one has been able to do and I really am very thankful for the insider information of what it was like to live with him and witness some of that abuse," Bailey said.

The film premieres Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Strand Center. Another screening is set for Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m.