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Dahmer (2002)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  13 March 2003 (Sweden)
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A man turns his darkest fantasies into a horrifying reality.

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Before his arrest and conviction for serial murders, chocolate factory worker Jeffrey Dahmer hunts Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for young attractive males to turn into unconscious (eventually dead) human sex toys, current acts which often prompt memories of earlier killings and of dealings with his suspicious but unaware father. Written by statmanjeff

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The mind is a place of its own.


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Rated R for aberrant violence, sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Jeremy Renner was cast because of his resemblance to Dahmer and not many actors wanted to portray the serial killer. See more »

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When Dahmer gets pulled over by the cop in 1978, he shows a New York State driver's license from post 1995. See more »

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Title Card: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years of federal prison. The following story was inspired by events from his life. Certain characters and events are fictional.
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Though the names of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims were changed in this biopic, details of his killing methods were used; yet, the film's closing disclaimer states that any similarities to the history of any actual person, living or dead, or any actual event is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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actually, I thought this was the most accurate ...
5 June 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

and not OTT serial killer film I've seen. I like the whole view of Dahmer as a very lonely kid. On reading about him you, or rather I, get that impression. Autophobia is a terrifying thing to suffer from and I can see how this, in an unstable mind, could lead to what he did.

The performances were great, especially from Jeremy Renner. The camera work was superb. The blending of flash backs with real time events were smooth and stylish. the soundtrack in fact was quite good too.

We all know the outline of your average serial killer e.g broken family

  • killing animals - beaten by mother - go kill women etc etc. Dahmer


didn't fit this, probably why he got away with it so often and probably why he's more interesting than any of the other psychopaths out there. I think you'll find it dull if you are looking for blood and gore but Dahmer wasn't one of those kind of killers, he killed for company, not blood lust.


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