My Friend Dahmer (2017)
January 24, 2018 7:24 PM - Subscribe

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

(The imdb description really undersells it.)
posted by phunniemee (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just saw this tonight at a sold out theater. I thought it was really well done. We all know who Jeffrey Dahmer is, so you spend the whole movie dreading what you know will happen, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I think they showed an incredible amount of restraint, considering. A truly unsettling and uncomfortable hour and a half.

I don't know how widely this is available to see, but if you have the opportunity and are kind of interested but on the fence because, y'know, Dahmer's one gross creepy fuck and you're not sure you need to see that, you should see it. It's not that kind of movie.
posted by phunniemee at 7:30 PM on January 24, 2018 [3 favorites]

As far as I can tell this is based on the comic; can anyone who has read the comic and seen the movie share how closely the latter follows the former?
posted by elsietheeel at 9:08 PM on January 24, 2018

I follow Derf on fb and he seems happy with the adaptation.
posted by brujita at 2:16 PM on January 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

I've wanted to see this for a while, but it didn't play Boston for some reason. I believe they shot on location at the old Dahmer house, which belonged to the guy who wrote "I Know What Boys Like".
posted by pxe2000 at 7:27 AM on January 30, 2018

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