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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Presents Unsettling View of Eventual Serial Killer

My Friend Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was a prolific serial killer, murdering 17 men from the late ’70s to the early ’90s. On July 22, 1991, Dahmer was arrested by the authorities and later tried and convicted for his crimes. He was murdered in prison in 1994 at the age of 34. But what was he like as a teenager?

My Friend Dahmer seeks to answer this question by following the trials and tribulations of a young Jeff Dahmer in his junior and senior year of high school. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name, authored by John “Derf” Backderf. Backderf knew Dahmer in high school, and is featured prominently in the film.

My Friend Dahmer begins on a school bus. Kids chat with each other as the camera slowly pans over to a blonde

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In New Film, ‘My Friend Dahmer’ Author Portrays Serial Killer As A Sympathetic Outcast

My Friend Dahmer, based on the best-selling graphic novel by John Backderf, tells a story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s high school years and the kids who knew him, including Backderf.

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In New Film, ‘My Friend Dahmer’ Author Portrays Serial Killer As Sympathetic Outcast



MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Here’s that second story we promised you. There’s a new movie out this weekend, and it’s a biopic with an interesting backstory of its own. Remember the serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer? Between 1978 and 1991, he murdered 17 people in grotesque ways. While the movie “My Friend Dahmer” opens this weekend, it’s a fictional retelling of Dahmer’s high-school years based on the international bestseller, a graphic novel of the same name by John Backderf. As the title suggests, he actually did know Dahmer in high school in Ohio. And after the killings, he took it upon himself to learn more about Dahmer’s background. David C. Barnett of member station WCPN ideastream in Cleveland tells us more.

JOHN BACKDERF: I just have hundreds of these things.

DAVID C. BARNETT,

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”My Friend Dahmer”: the film about the crazed high school serial killer

Okay, this film looks really good. Actor Ross Lynch does the trailer justice as he moves on from his Disney days.

Serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, became one of America’s most horrifying and creepy figures after he murdered, mutilated and ate 17 young men and boys.

Dahmer’s sexual focused on the mutilation of corpses and his ”fetish” lasted a total of 12 years.

Ross Lynch, however, is just your average Disney kid. And man has he changed.

Lynch, known for the Disney Channel series ”Austin Ally” dives into the role of a serial killer in this film and from what we have seen so far, he really pulls it off.

Ross Lynch plays serial killer Jeffrey Dalmer in ”My Friend Dalmer”

The movie follows the 17-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer as he explores high school life and being the victim of high school bullying. From the trailer, we

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ goes to high school with the serial killer – Chicago Sun

Even serial killers were children once, and it must be a trip to realize later on that you grew up alongside one. Especially if that childhood chum-turned-murderer turned out to be Jeffrey Dahmer.

That was the unreal situation cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf found himself in when Dahmer was arrested for the rape, murder and mutilation of 17 people, many involving necrophilia and cannibalism. His autobiographical 2012 graphic novel “My Friend Dahmer” captures that weirdness as he recounts their high-school years together and, with the benefit of hindsight, zeroes in on the many warning signs.

The film adaptation is a good one, and largely faithful, as it plumbs Dahmer’s dysfunctional home life for explanations without making excuses. It excels at capturing the era, getting not just the 1970s fashion and wood-paneled interiors right, but the kind of hands-off parenting and schooling that would allow someone as fundamentally broken as Dahmer to fall so

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Former Disney star Ross Lynch takes dark turn as serial killer in "My Friend Dahmer"

NEW YORK — Former Disney star Ross Lynch is taking a dark turn playing a cannibalistic serial killer in a film he admits is not very “family friendly.” 

In “My Friend Dahmer,” the “Austin and Ally” star plays Jeffrey Dahmer as a high school student, long before he went on his murderous rampages. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Derf Backderf.

“Although you know he’s going to become a serial killer, it’s not hard to think of him as a human because he once was. And really, our film takes place at the time when he’s losing his humanity, when he’s becoming this monster. So, we have to start with him with his humanity,” said Lynch.

The 21-year-old actor, who is also part of pop rock band R5, admits he wasn’t familiar with the story of Dahmer, the Milwaukee serial killer who raped, murdered, and dismembered

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Review: Welcome to the Origin Story of a Serial Killer

Is this a joke? That’s the first reaction you have when you hear the title – but the joke’s on you. My Friend Dahmer, which chronicles Jeffrey Dahmer’s senior year in high school before he graduated and became infamous for being a serial-killing cannibal, is a warped wonder of a movie that takes twisted to areas few have investigated. 

Crisply directed by Marc Meyers from a 2012 graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf – one of Jeffrey’s classmates at Revere High School in Ohio

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Peter Travers: ‘My Friend Dahmer’ Is a Serial Killer’s Origin Story …

Is this a joke? That’s the first reaction you have when you hear the title – but the joke’s on you. My Friend Dahmer, which chronicles Jeffrey Dahmer’s senior year in high school before he graduated and became infamous for being a serial-killing cannibal, is a warped wonder of a movie that takes twisted to areas few have investigated. 

Crisply directed by Marc Meyers from a 2012 graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf – one of Jeffrey’s classmates at Revere High School in Ohio

Read more at: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/peter-travers-my-friend-dahmer-is-a-serial-killers-origin-story-w510555

My Friend Dahmer remakes a serial killer into a sympathetic outcast

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My Friend Dahmer, a coming-of-age drama tracing the struggles of an adolescent Jeffrey Dahmer to fit in at his high school, is going to make some viewers uncomfortable. Some may even lash out against the film, deeming it insensitive toward the families of the 17 men and boys Dahmer raped, murdered, and dismembered before he was apprehended in 1991. And the film does make a bold request of its audience: to try to understand, and even sympathize with, a teenage boy who, at times, seems like any other tortured adolescent—until you remember that he went on to murder 17 men and boys. If there

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