Resse Witherspoon Perfect to Play Vonda in a Movie Based on Without Remorse: The Woman Who Kept Los Angeles’
Serial Killers Alive
by Vonda Pelto, Ph.D.

Without Remorse CvrTaken to the Dark Side Thru Personal Contact with Serial Killers: Get up close and personal with serial killers and criminals with Vonda Pelto, Ph.D., author of Without Remorse: The Story of the Woman Who Kept Los Angeles’ Serial Killers Alive, as she talks and interacts every day with some of the most notoriously vicious predators in history. The three-year ordeal, 1979-82, in close contact with vicious monsters and sexual predators is a sure fire story for a movie as Vonda starts to fall apart psychologically and this effects her physically and morally as her behavior turns self-destructive. The story allows for the intense exploration of how people like Freeway Killer William Bonin can rape, torture and murder young, innocent boys like serving ice cream and have sympathy for a dog or a cat. 

reese-vonda-72-copyStory of a Woman Gaining Thru Adversity: Based on previous movies and the work of Pacific Standard, her new production company, Reese Witherspoon would be perfect for the role of Vonda; she is about the right age, likes to take on roles where the main character in a difficult environment and has to fight for survival and self-respect. None of us can imagine sitting down day after day talking with men you know have raped, tortured and murdered young boys or women, that is part of this chilling tale as their crimes and the smell of fear and evil is ever-present in the cell block where Vonda worked for three years. When Vonda was talking with Freeway Killer William Bonin he confessed that he felt nothing for his victims, all young boys who were tortured and raped, and for it was a way to release tension that he built up during the day as imagined the night’s activities. This would stick with anyone for a long time.  


Kenneth Bianchi Mugshot 3x3 72Thriller to Chill the Blood: Vonda’s intense nightmares about the serial killers she deals with can’t be squashed with partying and a sexually active lifestyle that weighs on her physically and morally and begins to devour her personality. Only when she passes her state medical exams is Vonda able to escape the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail for a more sedate job, however, the nightmares continue for decades and in fact prevent her from writing Without Remorse for about twenty years before she was strong to slog through the stories nightmare free. 

Los Angeles Men's Central Jail Hallway 8x5Journey into Psychological Wilderness of Unrepentant Murderers: Vonda’s tale is a ready-made thriller because the stories from Freeway Killer William Bonin, Hillside Strangler Kenneth Bianchi and Sunset Strip Slayer Douglas Clark and others blew this small town girl’s world completely apart. Her descent into Their World and journey back to a sane outlook is fascinating when interspersed with the deeds of these evil men. Vonda continues to offer to the media commentary on current events based on her training as a Clinical Psychologist and experience dealing with the twisted wilderness of unrepentant murderers.