Craigslist Killer Lifetime Movie Network: Megan Mcallister & Phillip Markoff Story

On January 3, 2011, the Lifetime Original Movie The Craigslist Killer aired. Jack McDorman, who is best known for his role on ABC Family’s Greek, played Phillip Markoff. Markoff was charged with armed robbery and the murder of Julissa Brisman.

Markoff was a pre-med student at SUNY Albany. He went on to attend med school at Boston University School of Medicine.

Markoff became engaged to Megan McAllister. They had dated since 2005 and had their wedding planned for August 14, 2009. His friends and family were shocked at his actions. How could the seemingly successful med student have committed armed robbery and murder?

Lifetime takes on the haunting story as their latest film. The film is depressing enough with its portrayal of Markoff, who committed suicide in jail in 2010 after multiple attempts.

The movie is equally dark as it is told through the eyes of Megan McAllister, who does not defend Markoff’s actions. Lifetime brings in suspense with William Baldwin, who plays the cop trying to get Markoff.

The film has not received positive reviews and has been described as a movie adhering to “really lurid tabloid stories.” McDorman gave a creepy portrayal of Markoff, though this couldn’t save the film.

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    1. Cynthia says:

      I missed the movie please replay….

    2. Mellisa says:

      I’m Sorry put that Was NOT a Good Movie…I was so pumped to see and After it was all over I was disappointed!!!!

    3. keyla says:

      i seen the movie and i expected something more than wht it was… and for the girlfriend i feel so sorry because you trusted him and he still tried to lie in your face. the movie was ok but i expected more.

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