Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story TV review - Aussieboyreviews


Despite some factual errors throughout the series, Netflix’s The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is disturbing, realistic and exceptionally-made. This series received a ton of reasonable backlash, but it’s very interesting, yet extremely tense and difficult to watch.


The story of the ‘Milwaukee Monster’ detailing the point-of-views of the victims, police, witnesses and the notorious serial killer himself, Jeffrey Dahmer.

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TV details

Creator: Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan
Cast: Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, Michael Beach, Shaun J. Brown, Michael Learned, Colby French
Release Date (Australia): 21 September 2022
Episodes: Episode One / Please Don’t Go / Doin’ a Dahmer / The Good Boy Box / Blood on Their Hands / Silenced / Cassandra / Lionel / The Bogeyman / God of Forgiveness, God of Vengeance
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English, Lao

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (R18+)

The series features disturbing themes of and references to murder, cannibalism, necrophilia and the drugging of victims, as well as thematic content including police corruption, sexual themes, the dissection of dead animals, depictions of corpses and torture.

Violence (R18+)

The series contains depictions of mutilated corpses, a decapitated head and dismembered body parts, as well as violence in the form of dismemberment, stabbings and a man being beaten with a blunt object, often accompanied by blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The series features often aggressive use of the words “f**k”, “**shole”, “s**t” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (M)

The series contains moderate references to drugs and the use of drugs.

Nudity (M)

The series features brief full frontal male nudity, as well as male buttocks nudity and images of female breasts nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The series features depictions of masturbation throughout and multiple verbal sexual references.

Aussie boy's thoughts

Incredibly disturbing and gut-wrenching to watch, this rather different portrayal of the Jeffrey Dahmer story makes it the best of what there already is. Despite what you already know about this very gritty case and the movies or documentaries you’ve seen on it throughout the years, this series won’t fail to leave you deeply disturbed but truly stunned. There are some common factual errors, but there’s a lot that covers it, such as excellent performances from Evan Peters whose made to look just like the serial killer, as well as bloody fantastic work from supporting actors Richard Jenkins and Niecy Nash. The way this series tells Jeffrey Dahmer’s story is incredibly unique and very admirable as well, by focusing on the killer’s monstrous backstory and upbringing, the murder victims themselves and the loved ones or others surrounding the Jeffrey Dahmer case, all whilst frequently jumping back and forth in time. There is some really good tension in the first episode, followed by a later episode that’s almost completely silent as it looks through the eyes of a deaf victim, and some very disturbing scenes that’ll make you want to look away. It’s also worth noting that this series doesn’t glamourise the monster or other serial killers, as it just portrays the story in an extremely tough, yet powerful way.

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