The 70s-set movie follows Dahmer before he became a killer, as he ‘struggles with a difficult family life and thoughts of wanting to kill.’
Dahmer is of course one of the most famous serial killers in history, who killed at least 17 people, most of whom he’d picked up at Milwaukee gay bars. The fact that he kept body parts, ate parts of them and had sex with their corpses ensured he stood out from nearly all other killers. He said what he really wanted was to create a kind of zombie so that the person would never leave him, and managed to kill several of his victims while injecting things into their brains as part of his experimentation. He also defied the stereotypical image of a monster, as Dahmer was quite handsome and most people thought he was pretty normal until it was discovered what he was really doing. He was killed in prison by another inmate in 1994.