Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, murdered and dismembered seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He would strip the bodies of flesh and store these parts in his fridge at home so he could consume them later. The public was so outraged, he stood trial behind a sheet of bullet-proof glass. On November 28th, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death in prison by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.
My Friend Dahmer is adapted from the graphic novel by the killer’s real-life acquaintance Derf Backderf and features Disney star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) as Dahmer.
Lynch told EW last month, “I play Jeffrey Dahmer around his high school years. (The film is about) how he became the serial killer that we know him to be. I was looking for a role that would somewhat be a challenge for me. I had done a lot of work with Disney, and sort of a younger demographic, and I was excited to do something that maybe people didn’t expect from me. And I had a really good time doing it.”
My Friend Dahmer is the movie and it will be released in the Fall of 2017
Here’s the trailer