MIFF: My Friend Dahmer

Biography Crime Drama


A look at Jeffrey Dahmer's teenage years and the evolution of his homicidal tendencies.

Based on a true story, "My Friend Dahmer" is a chilling portrayal of the formative years of a gruesome serial rapist and murderer. We are shown how isolated this young man was, how he was largely ignored by his parents, bullied by his peers and struggled with his sexual orientation. In the end, you'll feel a hollow sense of pity for this macabre young man, even as his oddness intensifies and he terrifies you with near miss after near miss on screen. Eat your heart out.

Jessica Avelsgaard

MIFF 2017
108 mins