Mark Twitchell

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Mark Andrew Twitchell (born July 4, 1979) is a Canadian filmmaker convicted of first degree murder in 2011 for killing John Brian "Johnny" Altinger.wikipedia
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Dexter (TV series)

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The character appears in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay and the television drama Dexter.
Association was established between Mark Twitchell, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, during his first-degree murder trial, and the character of Dexter Morgan.

Gilles Tetreault

He still faced an attempted murder charge for his alleged attack on Gilles Tetreault.
Gilles Tetreault is the original intended target of convicted murderer Mark Twitchell.

Dexter Morgan

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His trial attracted particular media attention because Twitchell had allegedly been inspired by the fictional character Dexter Morgan.
Connections were established between Dexter Morgan and Mark Twitchell, of Edmonton, Alberta, during his first-degree murder trial.

The Devil's Cinema

Much of that day's program focused on Twitchell's methods and featured interviews with Gilles Tetrault, his first intended victim, and Steve Lillebuen, author of the book The Devil's Cinema, which focused on the case.
The book is set in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and follows several detectives working on a missing persons case and the intersecting lives of Johnny Altinger and Mark Twitchell, an aspiring filmmaker who is under investigation for luring strangers to his "kill room," which police believe is designed to replicate elements and methods used by fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan.

Steve Lillebuen

While at the newspaper, he covered homicides and major crimes across Alberta and northern British Columbia, including the case of Mark Twitchell.

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The case also drew comparisons across North America to Mark Twitchell, a convicted murderer inspired by Dexter, who used social media in his crimes and to self-promote his work.

Murder

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Mark Andrew Twitchell (born July 4, 1979) is a Canadian filmmaker convicted of first degree murder in 2011 for killing John Brian "Johnny" Altinger.

Novel

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The character appears in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay and the television drama Dexter.

Jeff Lindsay (writer)

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The character appears in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay and the television drama Dexter.

Drama (film and television)

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The character appears in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay and the television drama Dexter.

Edmonton

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Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Twitchell dreamt of making blockbuster films.

Fan film

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Twitchell had also directed Star Wars: Secrets of the Rebellion, a 2007 full-length fan film prequel set a few days prior to the original film.

Prequel

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Twitchell had also directed Star Wars: Secrets of the Rebellion, a 2007 full-length fan film prequel set a few days prior to the original film.

Star Wars (film)

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Twitchell had also directed Star Wars: Secrets of the Rebellion, a 2007 full-length fan film prequel set a few days prior to the original film.

Cameo appearance

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Secrets of the Rebellion included a cameo by Jeremy Bulloch, a British actor best known for his role as the Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Jeremy Bulloch

Secrets of the Rebellion included a cameo by Jeremy Bulloch, a British actor best known for his role as the Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Boba Fett

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Secrets of the Rebellion included a cameo by Jeremy Bulloch, a British actor best known for his role as the Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Post-production

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The film, still in post-production, never saw release.

Buddy film

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He had also scripted Day Players, a buddy comedy.

Horror film

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In September 2008, he shot a short horror film entitled "House of Cards" at a garage he rented in the south end of Edmonton.

POF (dating website)

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On October 10, 2008, Altinger informed his friends of his plans to meet a woman he had been chatting with on the online dating website PlentyOfFish.

Costa Rica

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Following his disappearance, Altinger's friends became concerned after they received emails in which "Altinger" claimed that his date had taken him off on an extended vacation to Costa Rica.

Letter of resignation

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At work, a resignation letter arrived by email, but without a response to a request for a forwarding address for sending a final paycheck.

Paycheck

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At work, a resignation letter arrived by email, but without a response to a request for a forwarding address for sending a final paycheck.