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Piers Morgan Tells Us America’s Most Dangerous Serial Killers Inspired ‘Nothing But Loathing’ in Him

  • The Wrap
In Oxygen’s newest true-crime show, “Serial Killer With Piers Morgan,” the famed TV personality sits in a giant, cleared out room in a prison, just two feet away from America’s most dangerous serial killers, with only one guard watching over them from the other side of the room.

“It’s pretty intimidating, I can’t pretend otherwise. Lorenzo Gilyard, the ‘Kansas City Strangler,’ strangled at least 12 people and he’s just sitting two feet away, there’s only one guard standing at the other end of the room,” Morgan, who almost bumped knees with the murderers as he interviewed them, told TheWrap. “These are the most dangerous criminals imaginable and on one level, you think, surely nothing will happen, but at the other point, he has nothing to lose. It’s an intimidating dynamic and you have to keep your wits about it. But you gotta watch it because before you go in,
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Here's Where You've Seen the Actor Playing Harvey Before

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Image Source: Getty / Rich Fury

Get ready to meet the next generation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Netflix is adapting the comic book series into an edgy new show called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and it already sounds bewitching. While it's unlikely that the stars from the 1996 series will make cameos, there are a slew of new actors taking on the iconic roles, including Ross Lynch.

Related: Prepare to Be Enchanted by the First Look at The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The 22-year-old actor is set to play Sabrina's dreamboat boyfriend Harvey Kinkle in the upcoming series. While this is bound to be the role of a lifetime, this certainly isn't his first brush with the spotlight. In 2011, Lynch got his big break on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally, where he played a teenage superstar. He later starred in the 2013 Disney Channel original movie Teen Beach and its sequel,
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Here's Where You've Seen the Actor Playing Harvey Before

Image Source: Getty / Rich Fury

Get ready to meet the next generation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Netflix is adapting the comic book series into an edgy new show called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and it already sounds bewitching. While it's unlikely that the stars from the 1996 series will make cameos, there are a slew of new actors taking on the iconic roles, including Ross Lynch.

Related: Prepare to Be Enchanted by the First Look at The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The 22-year-old actor is set to play Sabrina's dreamboat boyfriend Harvey Kinkle in the upcoming series. While this is bound to be the role of a lifetime, this certainly isn't his first brush with the spotlight. In 2011, Lynch got his big break on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally, where he played a teenage superstar. He later starred in the 2013 Disney Channel original movie Teen Beach and its sequel,
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Second Opinion – My Friend Dahmer (2018)

My Friend Dahmer, 2018.

Written and Directed by Marc Meyers.

Starring Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts.

Synopsis:

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Despite being about one of the most depraved serial killer ever to have lived, My Friend Dahmer plays out with striking normality. That is not to say Dahmer is portrayed as a normal person, just that his story is not nearly as exceptional as you might expect. Whether this more grounded portrayal is to the film’s benefit or its detriment depends on what kind of movie you’re hoping to see.

The story follows a young Jeffrey Dahmer (Ross Lynch) through his final year of high school. We are shown how he evolves from a total loner to the idol of “The Dahmer Fan club” – a group of three boys who admire Dahmer for his quirkiness and his sporadic behaviour.
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Sympathy for the Devils: Are Movie Psychos Changing for the Better?

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Violence and psychopathy are meant to be married. The labels “serial killer”, “murderer”, and “psycho” immediately conjure up the images of grotesque lunatics with (often literally) an axe to grind. Horror and exploitation movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre covered this beautifully – showing every bone, every hair, every flap of skin; concluding with a man in a mask dancing around with a rusty chainsaw. Torture Porn and Splatter Films entered the 21st century with a franchise interest for drowning the screen in blood and guts – as in the Saw franchise, which in its (as of last year) eight installations developed many ludicrous ways of a psycho ripping people, and their bodies, apart.

But in recent psycho-dramas, such a gory attitude to constructing serial killers isn’t such a common tact. Like the infamous ear-cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs, filmmakers appear to be panning away from extreme violence and focusing on
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My Friend Dahmer – portrait of the serial killer as a young man

Based on a schoolfriend’s memories of the 70s murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, Marc Meyers’s convincing film looks at the boy who became the maniac

“Friends are our connection to this world,” says Lionel Dahmer, concerned by the fact that his eldest son, Jeffrey, doesn’t seem to have any. Yet, as this film’s title suggests, Jeffrey Dahmer had at least one friend – John “Derf” Backderf, who wrote the bestselling, based-on-a-true-story graphic novel it’s adapted from.

Jeffrey Dahmer would go on to become one of America’s most notorious serial killers, raping, murdering and cannibalising 17 young men, and confessing to his crimes in 1991. In this drama, writer-director Marc Meyers looks at Dahmer in his last year of high school in an attempt to figure out who he might have been before the atrocities that came to define him.
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From Disney star to Jeffrey Dahmer: how Ross Lynch reinvented his career

After years in teen dramas and a squeaky-clean pop group, the 22-year-old has taken on the role of the notorious murderer. But changing his image is all part of the plan

Ross Lynch has just taken the strangest journey. After almost a decade as a successful teen-idol musician, touring the world with his family band R5, and as an established aristocrat in the realm of teen TV shows, he has jumped from the Disney Channel to playing serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

As we eat breakfast in a cafe in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, down the hill from the house he shares with two of his bandmate brothers, Lynch’s upbeat, clean-cut demeanour could not be further from Dahmer’s stoop-shouldered creepiness. My Friend Dahmer is based on an acclaimed 2012 graphic novel by Derf Backderf, who was at high school with Dahmer in the late 70s and was part of a coterie that,
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My Friend Dahmer review – chilling insight into the making of a serial killer

This eerily unsettling biopic explores the tormented high-school years of multiple murderer Jeffrey Dahmer

The Childhood of a Serial Killer could be an alternative title for this queasily gripping movie from writer-director Marc Meyers. It’s about the teenage years of Jeffrey Dahmer in the 1970s and especially his high-school penchant for pretending to have epileptic fits – to the hilarity of his nasty and fickle friends. What sort of a creep mocks people with a physical disability do you imagine? And what sort of a community rewards such a creep with anti-establishment hero status? The film shows the teenage Dahmer going on a school trip to Washington DC, entering the White House and meeting the vice-president, Walter Mondale. The film has embellished things a bit. In real life, Dahmer only got to watch Mondale working and didn’t actually speak to him. But this brings Dahmer closer to America’s
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My Friend Dahmer Review

“All I know is that I wanted to see what the insides of these animals looked like,” says serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, recalling his teenage pastime of finding animals and cutting them up. The opening scene of My Friend Dahmer – the new film about his school years – has Jeffrey (Ross Lynch) stare out of a schoolbus window at a dead carcass lying mangled in the road. Later, Dahmer shows two teenagers his collection of dead animals kept in jars of acid.

These gruesome early experiences could be seen as tame compared to the 17 murders he committed between ’78 and ’91, many of which involved rape and dismemberment, but the film’s foreshadowing is frightening enough, as writer-director Marc Meyers slowly reveals certain snapshots of Dahmer’s adolescence – developing like polaroid pictures. He goes to school like everyone else, feels awkward like everyone else, tells jokes like everyone else – and we know what
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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Review: Dir. Marc Meyers (2018)

My Friend Dahmer review: A feature character study of teenager Jeffrey Dahmer, a boy who grows into one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th Century.

My Friend Dahmer review by Andrew Gaudion.

It’s a setup we’ve all seen before; a film focusing on a senior year in high school, going through all the trials and tribulations of the final few months in which characters aim to define their high school experience and try to establish a sense of who they are. Even a 70’s setting isn’t that unique for a coming of age high school drama. But what is unique about this high school drama is that the weirdo in class isn’t just someone who gets left behind as an obscure high school memory, he is someone who goes down in infamy, as the focus of My Friend Dahmer is none other than a teenager Jeffrey Dahmer,
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Movie Review – My Friend Dahmer (2018)

My Friend Dahmer, 2018.

Written and directed by Marc Meyers.

Starring Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts and Vincent Kartheiser.

Synopsis:

Jeffrey Dahmer forms friendships in his senior year at high school, but there are glimpses of the personality that would eventually lead him to become one of America’s most notorious serial killers.

The premise of My Friend Dahmer is a simple one. Was the psychopathic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer also a bit weird at high school? Anyone who immediately answers that question in the affirmative, which should probably be everyone, has pre-empted everything this movie has to offer. Based on a book by one of Dahmer’s high school friends and starring Disney Channel alum Ross Lynch as the teenager who would grow into a killer, it’s a story that probably seemed thought-provoking on paper – indeed it appeared on the Black List in 2014 – but doesn’t excel on the big screen.
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Netflix ‘Evil Genius’ Directors Weigh In: Was Murdered Pizza Guy in on the Heist?

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Netflix ‘Evil Genius’ Directors Weigh In: Was Murdered Pizza Guy in on the Heist?
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t watched “Evil Genius”)

While Netflix’s “Evil Genius” ends with unanswered questions, directors Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri have clear thoughts on who they think was behind the big heist, and who wasn’t.

Evil Genius” tells the story of the “pizza bomber heist” and the murder of Brian Wells in 2003. The 46-year-old from Erie, Pennsylvania, was a pizza delivery man who got involved in a bank robbery that included a scavenger hunt and a homemade bomb strapped around his neck. When he was arrested after robbing the bank, the bomb went off and killed Wells.

In the 15 years since the incident happened, there was been debate over Wells’ involvement and who the real mastermind was — or who the masterminds were — in the crime. Prosecutors claimed Wells was in on the heist but thought the bomb was a decoy.

Also
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From Upcoming Drama ‘My Friend Dahmer’

To coincide with the release of My Friend Dahmer next week, we have an exclusive clip from the film to share. The film will roll in to UK cinemas next week after huge acclaim from critics.

Here’s a bit more about the story:

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered seventeen men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. This is the story before that story.

Jeff Dahmer is an awkward teenager who collects roadkill. It’s the end of his junior year and he’s practically invisible. His family life (Anne Heche as Joyce Dahmer) is coming undone. He fixates on a neighborhood jogger who routinely passes by his house. By the start of senior year, he acts out, throwing epileptic-like fits in the halls. His goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club headed by Derf Backderf. This
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My Friend Dahmer: is it time to stop glamorising the serial killer?

The new film about Jeffrey Dahmer may be an unglamorous portrayal of a damaged soul - but it still adds to the legend

My Friend Dahmer is about as unglamorous a serial-killer movie as you could hope for: it doesn’t even feature any murders. Instead, it lays out the warning signs that all was not right with the teenage Jeffrey Dahmer: his unstable parents, his repressed sexuality, his high-school victimisation, his unwholesome interest in anatomy.

And yet, by its very existence, the movie can’t help but glamorise its subject, who went on to variously rape, murder, dismember, violate and cannibalise his 17 male victims. It doesn’t matter if you portray them as damaged souls or psychopaths; you’re still adding to the legend. Faced with this realisation, much of our current serial-killer fare has cast realism aside to embrace the glamour. That was certainly true of Ryan Murphy
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

My Friend Dahmer: is it time to stop glamorising the serial killer?

The new film about Jeffrey Dahmer may be an unglamorous portrayal of a damaged soul - but it still adds to the legend

My Friend Dahmer is about as unglamorous a serial-killer movie as you could hope for: it doesn’t even feature any murders. Instead, it lays out the warning signs that all was not right with the teenage Jeffrey Dahmer: his unstable parents, his repressed sexuality, his high-school victimisation, his unwholesome interest in anatomy.

And yet, by its very existence, the movie can’t help but glamorise its subject, who went on to variously rape, murder, dismember, violate and cannibalise his 17 male victims. It doesn’t matter if you portray them as damaged souls or psychopaths; you’re still adding to the legend. Faced with this realisation, much of our current serial-killer fare has cast realism aside to embrace the glamour. That was certainly true of Ryan Murphy
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

DVD Obscura: 'My Friend Dahmer,' 'Have a Nice Day,' 'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' and More

Our latest roundup features serial killers, Chinese criminals, and a Hollywood legend. Read onward for all our picks. New Indie Ah, our endless fascination with serial killers. With so many true-crime movies floating around, it’s always exciting when filmmakers find a new way to dig into the life stories of these real-life monsters. Take My Friend Dahmer (FilmRise), based on the graphic memoir by John “Derf” Backderf about being high school buddies with teenage Jeffrey Dahmer. Portrayed by former Disney Channel star Ross Lynch as a dorky outsider with an unpredictable sense of humor, Dahmer emerges as a fascinating figure, both misunderstood and inexorably doom-bound in this provocative feature from writer-director Marc Meyers. Also available: Jemaine...
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My Friend Dahmer gets a UK poster and trailer

With just three weeks to go until its UK release, Altitude Film Distribution has unveiled a UK poster and trailer for writer-director Marc Meyers’ upcoming adaptation of Derf Backderf’s critically acclaimed graphic novel My Friend Dahmer which stars Ross Lynch as the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer alongside Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Dallas Roberts, and Alex Wolff; check them out here…

Jeff Dahmer is an awkward teenager who collects roadkill. It’s the end of his junior year and he’s practically invisible. His family life (Anne Heche as Joyce Dahmer) is coming undone. He fixates on a neighborhood jogger who routinely passes by his house. By the start of senior year, he acts out, throwing epileptic-like fits in the halls. His goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club headed by Backderf. This camaraderie can’t mask his growing depravity as approaching
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Exclusive look at the new trailer and poster for My Friend Dahmer

Based on Derf Backderf’s acclaimed 2012 graphic novel of the same name, and a Black Listed script from writer/director Marc Meyers, My Friend Dahmer explores the beginnings of one of the most infamous serial killers in Us history. Today we have an exclusive look at the new trailer and poster for the film.

Former Disney kid Ross Lynch takes the leading role as an awkward teen, an outcast in his small town and preyed upon at high school. As the world around him becomes more immovable in its condemnation of the weird and unusual, a strange bond forms between Dahmer and a group of boys at the school. As time goes on, and his celebrated antics become less palatable to the boys and a growing internal darkness spreads. Slowly the man he is destined to become begins to emerge.

The film looks to take a fresh approach to the serial killer biopic,
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Kathy Griffin Makes TV Comeback as Kellyanne Conway on 'President Show'

Kathy Griffin Makes TV Comeback as Kellyanne Conway on 'President Show'
Kathy Griffin made her television comeback on Tuesday's episode of The President Show, portraying President Trump's former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as a shallow, blood-drinking "lady vampire." In the segment, Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) challenged Griffin's Conway to defend "the worst people in history," a task she gleefully accomplished.

"At the end of the day, [Jeffrey Dahmer] is just a foodie," she said of the cannibal-serial killer. "A salt-of-the-earth, a flesh-of-the-human kind of guy. And our workforce could use more Americans with that kind of appetite for life.” She described Charles Manson
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Former Subway Spokesperson Jared Fogle's Prison Pen Pal Exposes Their Explicit Letters (Report)

Apparently, not even prison can stop Jared Fogle's pervy ways. The disgraced former Subway spokesperson is currently serving a 15-year sentence in a Federal Correctional Institution for his child molestation conviction. You'd think that'd be enough to keep the felon off the dating market — but, Radar is reporting that he and a pen pal are exchanging X-rated letters while he's behind bars. The woman who is engaging in this "relationship" with Fogle leaked the letters and the context is... disturbing, to say the least. The 40-year-old pedophile reveals his fantasies during the correspondence. "Boobs are my favorite thing, you know?" he writes. "You can't show boobs or p---y or anything like that. You know, I mean, but other than that it's pretty much whatever." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) He also asks the woman for explicit descriptions of her relationship with a female friend. Plus, he admits how he's coping with living within the prison.
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