“That was their job, to get into stranger’s cars.”

JOEL is the first feature-length film to tell the shocking story of Joel Rifkin, a troubled young man whose hidden fantasies of power and control combined with his obsessive dedication to prostitutes led him to embark on one of the New York area’s most notorious murder sprees, claiming seventeen victims in the late eighties and early nineties.

The product of over three years of meticulous research and featuring the blistering debut of Arnold Odo as Rifkin, JOEL has been hailed as one of the most realistic and horrific true crime portrayals of a serial killer in recent years.