The infamous serial killer, who grew up in Bath Township, Ohio, is the main character in Netflix’s Dahmer, a 10-episode series that will investigate the murders and mutilations of 17 men and boys that took place between 1978 and 1991 at the hands of Dahmer, also known. like the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster.
Emmy-winning actor Evan Peters, 35, stars in the miniseries as Dahmer, and also has Richard Jenkins and Penelope Ann Miller as parents Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. The cast also includes Niecy Nash as Glenda Cleveland, Michael Learned as Catherine Dahmer, Molly Ringwald as Shari Dahmer.
“Dahmer” has been rated TV-MA for “substances, language, violence, nudity, blood, sexual assault and smoking,” according to the Netflix show page.
Here’s what we know about the new Netflix series.
What is Netflix’s ‘The Dahmer Story’ about?
“Dahmer” reveals the heinous and unscrupulous crimes committed by the serial killer from 1978-1991. According to Netflix, the series is “centered around the disadvantaged victims and their communities affected by the systemic racism and institutional failure of the police force that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to keep his murderous procession in plain sight for more than a decade.” continue.”
Emmy-winning producer, director and writer Ryan Murphy made the show with Ian Brennan. Murphy and Brennan are also the executive producers of the show.
Murphy’s past shows include “Popular,” “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck,” “American Horror Story,” “Scream Queens,” “Pose,” “American Crime Story,” “9-1-1,” ” 9-1-1: Lone Star’ and ‘Ratched’.
Who was Jeffrey Dahmer’s first victim in Ohio?
Dahmer’s killing spree began on June 18, 1978, after he picked up Steven M. Hicks, 18, who was hitchhiking along an Ohio route after a concert. He drove the youth to Dahmer’s house under the guise of a few beers. When Hicks tried to leave, Dahmer killed him, dismembered the body and scattered the remains across his yard.
Dahmer moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he killed 16 more people.
Police arrested him in July 1991 after a handcuffed man escaped from his apartment, where officers later found human skulls and other remains.
Two officers were fired after it became known that officers had returned a drugged, naked 14-year-old boy to Dahmer’s apartment after an attempted escape. Dahmer convinced them that the boy was his drunken friend. When the police left, Dahmer killed the teenager.
Dahmer confessed to 17 murders and was sentenced to life in prison. A fellow inmate beat him to death in 1994 at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. He was 34.
How did Evan Peters research for his role in playing Jeffrey Dahmer?
In a 2021 interview with VarietyPeters explained his research for the role of the killer.
“I’ve read so much, I’ve seen so much, I’ve seen so much, and at some point you have to say, ‘Okay, that’s enough,'” Peters said. “There are beautifully written scripts. You can have all the backstory you want, but in the end we don’t make a documentary.
“It’s more about maintaining the idea and the continuous line of why you’re telling the story and always have that as a guideline. But there’s so much material for Dahmer that I think it’s really important to make it really authentic.”
“Dahmer” is Hollywood’s latest take on the serial killer.
Coincidentally, Peters appeared opposite Dahmer’s character in the fifth season of Murphy’s “American Horror Story” on FX in 2015-2016. Actor Seth Gabel played Dahmer in a supernatural story about a Los Angeles hotel where the ghosts of serial killers, including John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos and Richard Ramirez, converge. Peters played the sinister innkeeper.
Here are two other movies about Jeffrey Dahmer
Dahmer also appeared on the big screen in “My Friend Dahmer”, a 2017 film based on the award-winning graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderfan old classmate.
Former Disney Channel star Ross Lynch received positive reviews for his portrayal of Dahmer as a troubled youth. The supporting cast includes Alex Wolff as Backderf, Anne Heche as Joyce Dahmer and Dallas Roberts as Lionel Dahmer. The R-rated movie, directed by Marc Meyers, features scenes filmed in Dahmer’s actual childhood home.
Future ‘Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner played the serial killer in the 2002 horror film ‘Dahmer’. David Jacobson wrote and directed the low-budget film, which is also available on Netflix.
Jeffrey Dahmer has been dead for nearly 30 years, but he continues to haunt pop culture.