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29th Oct 2017

New documentary on America’s most notorious serial killer looks incredibly dark

Paul Moore

“The definition of pure evil.”

At present, Marc Meyers’ scripted drama My Friend Dahmer has been earning some solid reviews with the disturbing coming-of-age drama registering 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.

As you may know, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He has since become one of America’s most infamous serial killers.

If you prefer watching documentary features, you might want to set aside some time to watch Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks when it airs on Saturday, November 11.

As per the official description: “Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims – unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: how did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of the most terrifying and unexpected serial killers in history?”

The most interesting aspect of this documentary is the fact that it actually has some chilling contributions from Dahmer himself.

We’re told that “during his time behind bars, one of the nation’s leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest details of his life and crimes. Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks will offer a fresh look at the infamous serial killer’s life through the eyes of the woman who became his closest confidant. With new interviews from pivotal figures in the case, the series sheds light on the grizzly and complicated investigation.”

Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks will be available here from November 11th.