Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer show review


Ben Perleberg, Staff Writer

One of the most popular Netflix  just released a new original titled, “The Dahmer Show,” and horrifying, 10 episode tv show based on the true killings of Milwaukee serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer and is not for the faint of heart.

Jeffery Dahmer was a cannibalistic serial killer who murdered and ate up to 17 men from the years 1978 to 1991. Dahmer would meet guys at bars, buy them a drink, get them to come home with them, and then put drugs in their drinks. When senior Izaiah Correa initially recommended the show I wasn’t sure what to expect. 

“Everyone is familiar with who Dahmer is, but not everyone is familiar with the specific details of his gruesome murders,” Correa said.

Once I finished the show I wasn’t really sure how to feel about it. The imagery within the show is truly terrifying, and the thought that people like Dahmer really exist is the definition of nightmare fuel.

In the first episode, we are shown how Dahmer was eventually caught. The year is 1991, and Dahmer is living in his apartment on the westside of Milwaukee. He ends up convincing a victim to come back to his house in order to get some extra drinks. At this point in the night, the victim could tell something was up. Because Dahmer’s apartment reeked of rotten meat and had an off putting tone to it.

Some events lead to another and the man ends up barely escaping the apartment alive. He runs to the cops, who then search Dahmer’s apartment and find some of the most disturbing photos ever documented. Do yourself a favor and never google those photos.

Personally I wasn’t a huge fan of this show. It’s extremely disturbing and hard to watch whilst being comfortable. It got to the point where I’d have to turn the show off for a couple minutes to regather my thoughts before I continued.However. I will admit that the acting in the show was phenomenal. 

If you are into true crime, and are not disgusted by the sight of gore, then this show is for you. However, I didn’t really enjoy the show as much as I thought I would.