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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Crime | 10 March 2012 (USA)
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An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.
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Herself - Neighbor
Jeffrey Jentzen ...
Himself - Medical Examiner
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Himself - Detective
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Tom Ashbrook ...
Radio Show Host (voice)
Peter Batchelder ...
Crime Scene Investigator #1
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Haz-Mat Man #1
Dick Blau ...
Optometrist
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Man with glasses
Brenda Bowen-Avant ...
Bus Rider with baby
Matt Brush ...
Liquor Store Employee
Bryan Cherry ...
Hotel Date
Candace Cherry ...
Bus person
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Hotel day clerk
Patrick Connelly ...
Grocery Store Employee
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In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. This film explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence. Written by Anonymous

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Won the Milwaukee Film Festival's Cream City Cinema Grand Jury Award for 2012. See more »

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When Dahmer is watching the Chicago Pride Parade go by, there is a woman in the front row of spectators recording the event on her smart phone. This was supposed to be 1991. See more »


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Amazing, This is what I like
11 June 2016 | by (Toronto,Canada) – See all my reviews

A riveting and quietly unsettling blend of interviews and fictionalized re- enactments of his daily life (not the murders), The Jeffrey Dahmer Files take a look at the quiet neighbor whose apartment became an abattoir of horrors.

Therefore, Overall it's an incredibly well-made documentary about one of America's most infamous serial killers. Not only do the three interviewees have extremely interesting stories to tell, the narrative is filmed in such a chilling way that it is the most disturbing form of simple film-making I have ever seen. This documentary makes the story of Dahmer feel even more gruesome by leaving many things up to the viewer's imagination, even though the story is well known.


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