Wednesday, 13 September 2017
My Friend Dahmer (4 Stars)
This is the 31st film in the Stuttgart Fantasy Film Festival.
This is a biopic of Jeffrey Dahmer in his last two years of school, as told by one of his friends. Jeff (as he preferred to be called in his teens) was socially awkward and had difficulty accepting his own homosexual tendencies. He was considered an idiot by his classmates, so he turned it to his advantage. He made everyone laugh by spazzing out, throwing himself on the floor and writhing. A few boys formed a Dahmer Fan Club, encouraging him to do more and more stupid acts, effectively using him for their own amusement.
This is a very fascinating film that gives insight into one of America's most infamous serial killers in his formative years.