‘Dahmer’: Controversial Netflix hit about cannibal serial killer

It looks like Netflix has had its next big hit with “Dahmer”. While viewers celebrate the series, it is controversial among critics.

Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most famous serial killers in US history. The series “Dahmer” that revolves around his life is currently leading the top 10 Netflix series in Germany. The series “American Horror Story” author Ryan Murphy has been criticized by relatives of the victims.

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The true crime series focuses on Jeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994), one of the most famous serial killers of the 20th century. Between 1978 and 1991 he molested and killed at least 17 young men.

He did acts of cannibalism on some of the victims. In 1994, he was killed by one of his colleagues in prison, where he was serving a life sentence. Despite a diagnosis of borderline disorder, court experts considered him sane.

“Dahmer” recounts the murders from the point of view of the “Milwaukee monsters,” as the press dubbed the serial perpetrator. But the perspective of the victims also plays a role. Incidentally, Dahmer also deals with police incompetence – and structural racism in the United States.

The majority of Dahmer’s victims were African Americans, who were allegedly not often taken seriously by authorities. Police escorted a victim who ran back to Dahmer’s apartment.

Cast: Dahmer: Monsters: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Ryan Murphy (56 years old) is the mastermind behind Dahmer – The Beast: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The product has already established itself as a true crime specialist with its “American Crime Story”. The title role is played by Murphy’s regular actor Evan Peters (35), who has appeared in almost all seasons of “American Horror Story”.

The supporting roles are also cast well. Richard Jenkins (75, “Six Feet Under”) plays Lionel Dahmer’s father. His stepmother Shari embodied Molly Ringwald (54), the teen idol of the 80s (“Breakfast Club”). The series’ music comes from Nick Cave (65) and Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis (57).

Controversial with critics and celebrated by viewers

Critics have received so far the “Dahmer” split. On the Rotten Tomatoes review group website, the series gets only 46 percent of good reviews. Decider’s Kayla Cobb praises the series for avoiding a deadly threat. Instead, he focused on systemic failure.

Caroline Framke of Variety is against it. It attests to the gradual tendency to exploit business. The series excels in its attempt to be a psychological author of a killer and a study of his social environment.

On the other hand, “Dahmer” was well received by viewers. They gave the series a positive 86 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Shock again and again”: criticism from relatives

Criticism of the figure comes from the victim’s relatives. A relative of the murdered Errol Lindsey wrote on Twitter: “My family (the Isbells family) is outraged by this offer.”

“It always hurts, and why? How many films/shows/documentaries do we need?”. His cousin Rita Ispel was Errol’s sister Lindsay.

The series reproduces Rita Espel’s testimony in court hearing. In doing so, she attacked Jeffrey Dahmer in the courtroom and was stopped by the bailiffs.

Isbell also commented on the series. “It was like I was re-lived in everything,” she wrote on Insider. “It brought back all the feelings I had at the time.”

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