By: Alison Chodak
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Nov. 3, 2017, “My Friend Dahmer,” was released into select theaters, starring Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, and Dallas Roberts. The movie is about the making of the infamous serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer. Dahmer, in the movie, is depicted as a quiet, weird and awkward kid who would do odd things to get attention. He would even go as far as to getting drunk during the school day. Many people could smell the alcohol on him during classes. Dahmer did make friends throughout high school and they thought he was hilarious, until things started to get seriously weird. (Like getting day-drunk in high school at 9 a.m.)
Ross Lynch does a fantastic job portraying Dahmer. He acts like a deranged person itching to murder an innocent soul. The film doesn’t delve into actual murders though, so don’t be quick to think this another slasher movie. This is about how Jeffrey Dahmer came to be. The audience sees how his family life is and what he likes to do during his free time, which typically isn’t normal.
His family also isn’t the most supportive. Despite this, Dahmer’s dad does gain sympathy with the audience as he tries to get his son to make friends and get involved with school. As you may have guessed, he never really listened to father.
This movie is a great psychological thriller and many people should take the time to see it. If you are also interested in the mind of serial killers or Jeffrey Dahmer, this is a must-see movie. You can stream it on HBO-GO, HBO-NOW, and Amazon Prime for $4.99.
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