Jeffrey Dahmer Attorney Tapes Heard In Shocking Netflix Doc: ‘A Lot Of Reasons To Tell This Story Today’
Joe Berlinger is convinced that Jeffrey Dahmer had a “death wish” when the serial killer asked the public to transfer. It was in February 1992 that Dahmer arrived at Columbia Correctional Facility in Portage, Wisconsin. His horrific crimes drew worldwide attention and earned him the nickname “Milwaukee Cannibal”.
Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Created A New True-Crime Doc Titled ‘Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes’
On Friday, Netflix released Berlinger’s new true crime documentary, titled Conversations with a Murderer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tape.
Contains rare footage based on hours of meetings between Dahmer and his attorney, Wendy Patricks. Viewers can hear Dahmer recounting horrific crimes candidly in disturbing detail. In the film, Patrick explained how surprised she was when Dahmer told her he wanted to be able to move around more freely with the other inmates. I thought it was.
Prison officials transferred Dahmer to a unit for inmates with emotional problems. At first, he seemed to be protecting himself while attending classes and working. But then he started making fun of inmates with his morbid sense of humor related to food.
In 1994, Dahmer and inmate Jesse Anderson spent 20 minutes unattended cleaning a bathroom. Christopher Scarver, outraged by Dahmer’s crimes, beats him to death. Dahmer was 34 years old. Anderson was also killed.
The premiere Of This Film Is No Accident.
On September 21st, the streaming giant launched his Ryan Murphy limited series Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The show racked up nearly 300 million hours of his streaming time in his second week on the service, Deadline reports.
In his first week after the premiere, it received nearly 200 million hours of play. According to the outlet, “Dahmer” is his ninth most popular series on Netflix, just 12 days after him.
56 million households watched in less than two weeks. Berlinger has previously directed two “conversation” documentaries detailing the crimes of Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. In 2019, he also directed Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as Bundy.
Today, there are suspicions that more victims were murdered before Bundy and Gacy were executed. In Dahmer’s case, Bellinger believes he was soberer about his crimes.
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Here’s also another lesson Berlinger hopes viewers will take away from the film.
“Maybe people out there will recognize their own struggles,” he said. “Maybe it will prompt people to get help when they hear this story and understand some warning signs. … As a filmmaker, I feel good about putting out that message into the world. And … just because people look and act a certain way doesn’t mean you should implicitly trust them.”