Jeffrey Dahmernicknamed “The Milwaukee Cannibal”, terrorized the townspeople for nearly 15 years by cruelly killing no less than 17 young men. A chilling story. And after Our father to all or CyberHellNetflix is tackling this chilling news itemwhich really marked hearts and minds between 1978 and 1991. But this time, in the form of a series of 10 episodes, titled Dahmer which recounts crimes all the more unthinkable. Available since Wednesday, September 21, users are already won over by the veracity and realism of the statement. The pilot episode immerses us in the heart of the unhealthy daily life of Jeffrey Dahmer. If at the start, we see a young man who feels bad about himself, torn between his chaotic family life and his difficult to accept sexual orientation, its nature is in fact quite different. Over the episodes, we realize that Jeffrey Dahmer is far from being a simple repressed and rejected homosexual. But well a compulsive and bloodthirsty serial killer.
And if unease works so well, it’s probably thanks to the masterful interpretation ofEvan Peters whose role sticks to the skin. Not only because of its striking resemblance to the real Jeffrey Dahmer, but also for his ease in this type of character. As a reminder, the 35-year-old actor has already been seen in the role of creepy guy. A role that suits him perfectly. It’s in American Horror Story that we had been able to observe and appreciate his performance. With the series Dahmeravailable on netflixhe comes back in force to offer us a man devoid of emotions and sensitivity, who gives in to his murderous impulses. Oppressive and unhealthy, the series makes us relive to perfection the horror that lived these young murdered men. As well as all their families, devastated after their death. From anger to tears for his victims, we still had hope that Jeffrey Dahmer can heal. And the genius ofEvan Peters is such that it manages to pull us a form of pity for his character. Pity directly swept away at the sight of his crimes.
But the interpretation ofEvan Peters is also enhanced by Richard Jenkinswho plays the role of his father, Lionel Dahmer. How to deal with these criminal acts carried out by his own son? It is all the subtlety of Dahmerproduced by ryan murphy. In addition to showing the cruelty of this serial killer cannibal, the series also depicts the distress of the parents. Here, more particularly father figure. The resulting guilt overwhelms Jeffrey’s father, so much so that he questions himself. How could he become such a monster? Is it my fault? After accusing Jeff’s biological mother for a long time, Lionel finally understands that the whole family environment where he grew up was wrong. He looks for reasons for such behavior. But Dahmer himself is ready to accept that he was born that way and rejects the guilt felt by his father.
Denunciation of a flawed system
Another highlight of Dahmer : a flawed judicial and police system. It is “thanks” to this negligence of the forces of order that Jeffrey Dahmer managed to get away with it several times. And this, long before its last prey manages to escape, thus leading “The Milwaukee Cannibal” upon his arrest. In the series, we see how many alerts there were. Especially from his neighbor, Glenda, who tried to inform the police about the strangeness of the situation. In vain. Thereby, Dahmer point finger subtly institutional failures that allowed a serial killer to commit more crimes than he had to. Over the episodes, we realize that he could have been arrested long before. And some deaths could have been avoided. Proof, his madness continues and escalates as we watch the series. Something to give chills. Whatever, ryan murphy achieved a feat with Dahmer by perfectly relating facts that send shivers down your spine.