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Netflix’s Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes; Undoubtedly To Be A Massive Hit

One of the most dangerous serial killers in history, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, killed 17 people between 1978 and 1991. How did he avoid detection for more than ten years? Nobody is aware (aside from his neighbor, who literally warned police about him with no success).

In Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a new limited series on Netflix, Dahmer is the main subject. True crime fans will learn about his crimes up close, how he lured men to his apartment, and about Glenda Cleveland, a brave woman who sought to alert authorities to  Dahmer‘s suspicious conduct. 

While there are many unanswered questions regarding Jeffrey Dahmer’s motivations, some things will always remain a mystery. Here is all the information we have about one of America’s most notorious serial killers. 

Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes

The next documentary, Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, is undoubtedly going to be a hit for the Netflix streaming service as well, given the success of the series Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (see our review HERE). A trailer for the show, which premieres on October 7th, is currently available online. Check it out in the embed up there. 

The third installment of the Conversations with a Killer series, which began with Ted Bundy and went on to feature John Wayne Gacy, is titled The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes. The information on this one is as follows: 

When Milwaukee police broke into Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment in 1991, they weren’t expecting what they found. The discovery amounted to a sadistic killer’s macabre private museum, complete with a freezer full of severed heads and decaying body parts. The most surprising disclosure concerned acts of necrophilia and cannibalism, but Dahmer immediately admitted to sixteen killings in Wisconsin, committed over the course of four years, in addition to another murder in Ohio.

The third installment of Conversations with a Killer explores the great subject of how Dahmer, who had been found guilty of sexual assault of a minor in 1988, managed to evade police attention and suspicion while stalking Milwaukee’s gay scene for victims, many of whom were people of color.

The three-part documentary series explores not only the killer’s deranged psychology but also police accountability in the present. The new docuseries features interviews with people who worked closely with Dahmer, including his attorney, Wendy Patrick, during his high-profile case, as can be seen in the teaser up top.

Although I don’t often enjoy delving as far into the lives of real-life serial killers as these shows do, I find myself watching them because I share a home with someone who does. Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes is sure to be just as interesting and scary as the first two books in the series. 

Who is Jeffrey Dahmer? 

On May 21, 1960, Jeffery Dahmer was born to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and had a typical childhood. His parents soon noticed that he wasn’t as interested in things anymore, had become more distant, and preferred to be alone.

He participated in traditional high school extracurriculars, including band and intramural athletics. However, he acknowledged that at the young age of 14, he started having fantasies about murder and necrophilia. He later enlisted in the army and was later released on honor. 

What did Jeffrey Dahmer do? 

 

Jeffrey committed his first murder in 1978.  A hitchhiker was picked up by him shortly after he received his high school diploma, and they were taken to his parent’s house where he offered him a drink and had intercourse with him. When the hitchhiker tried to get away, Jeffrey hit him in the head and strangled him with a barbell.

“I always recognized that it was bad,” Dahmer said in a 1993 interview with Inside Edition. The initial murder was not intended. 

Between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer was responsible for the deaths of 16 other people. Even while crime enthusiasts are likely aware that this is typical serial killer behavior, what bothers people the most is what the perpetrator did following the killings. 

Dahmer kept body parts in jars, ate them, and even had sex with the bodies of some of his victims.