But a psychopath's true nature comes seeping through.
"When you go back and look, what's most fascinating is that he had already committed a crime," Brown said, "Raped a little girl.
Nobody at the time knew the man with the wavy long hair and toothy grin was an apparent psychopath -- an unstable, antisocial personality.
That includes Mills, a veteran television and film actor, whose only encounter with Alcala was when both of them appeared on "The Dating Game." "That's when I became part of a nightmare, and I didn't realize it was a nightmare until 32 years later," Mills said.
Once again, he was paroled after serving two years of an "indeterminate sentence".
Being rejected can have a profound impact on serial killers, Brown suggested. They think that something is wrong with that girl: 'She played me.
"One wonders what that did in his mind," Brown said. She played hard to get.' " Mills said he still has a difficult time discussing Alcala.
"The more time has gone by, the creepier it gets," he said, "because it kind of sinks in slowly.
Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is a convicted rapist and serial killer.
He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 19.
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