While there are certainly well-made classic movies I find unappealing...The Graduate...I don't believe I've ever attempted to scold anyone else for enjoying them. I've certainly never advocated a movie be banned or censored. The idea of criminalizing a piece of art or entertainment, if only in peoples' minds, is one I find totally repellent.
I was only six or seven when this creep was murdering people and even I knew who he was after they busted him.
These are the sorts of details a lot of screenwriters and producers might instinctively tone down, or omit altogether, on the assumption audiences would find them too far-fetched and 'movie-like', despite the fact they were true.
Imagine a historically-based 1974 Canadian update of 1972’s Chato’s Land, only concerned more with atmosphere than melodrama, minus the gang rape and graphic torture.
When I read a recent article about the Palm Beach Riot of 1986, Ebert's snarky put-down of Fraternity Vacation immediately sprung to mind.
For the sake of comparison, I revisited Full Metal Jacket to see if that film's soldiers practiced the same firearms safety. In a word-- Nope.
I can still be entertained by a film without believing everything it has to say (or doesn't say).