The 2017 American biographical drama film My Friend Dahmer, starring Marc Meyers, is about American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The movie is based on the 2012 graphic novel of the same name by cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf, who was friends with Dahmer during their time in high school in the 1970s up until the time of Dahmer’s murderous rampage in 1978.
Ross Lynch plays Dahmer in the movie, and Alex Wolff plays Derf. Dallas Roberts plays Jeffrey’s father, and Anne Heche plays Jeffrey’s mother.
Jeffrey Dahmer Movie Release Date
On April 21, 2017, My Friend Dahmer premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. FilmRise acquired distribution rights to the film on May 15, 2017, with plans to release it in the fall.
On November 3, 2017, the film was released in limited theatres, with a wider release the following month.
Jeffrey Dahmer Movie Plot
Jeffrey Dahmer is a high school freshman in 1974, living in Bath, Ohio, with his parents, Lionel and Joyce, and younger brother Dave.
Jeffrey becomes obsessed with a male jogger he sees every day on his school bus. Jeffrey collects dead animals as a hobby, which he dissolves into the bones with chemicals provided by his father, a chemist. This hobby stems from his obsessive interest in how animals “fit together.”
In 1978, Lionel throws away Jeffrey’s bone collection and orders him to make friends at school. During the school day, Jeffrey imitates his mother’s interior decorator’s speech and gestures (who has cerebral palsy), clears his backpack, and makes loud noises, attracting the attention of aspiring artist John “Derf” Backderf and his friends.
Derf is inspired by Jeffrey to draw him in various situations, which he later incorporates into his graphic novel My Friend Dahmer. Derf and his friends form the “Dahmer Fan Club,” employing Jeffrey for a variety of pranks, including sneaking him into every club yearbook photo and conniving their way to a meeting with then-Vice President Walter Mondale during a school field trip to Washington, D.C.
Is the Jeffrey Dahmer Movie on Netflix?
The 10-part Netflix miniseries “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which premiered on September 21, includes a number of scenes culled from original reporting on Dahmer’s horrific murders, which were discovered in July 1991.
Jeffrey Dahmer Movie Cast
- Ross Lynch is Jeffrey Dahmer, Lionel and Joyce’s son, who has obsessive fantasies of rape, cannibalism, and necrophilia.
- Alex Wolff as John “Derf” Backderf, Dahmer’s closest friend and an aspiring graphic artist
- Vincent Kartheiser as Dr. Matthews
- Anne Heche as Joyce Dahmer, Lionel’s wife, and Jeffrey’s mother
- Dallas Roberts as Lionel Dahmer, Joyce’s husband, and Jeffrey’s father
- Tommy Nelson as Neil Davis, one of Dahmer and Backderf’s friends
- Harrison Holzer as Mike, one of Dahmer and Backderf’s friends
- Cameron McKendry as Moose, the bully at Jeffrey’s high school
- Miles Robbins as Lloyd Figg
- Liam Koeth as Dave Dahmer, Jeffrey’s brother
- Lily Kozub is a freshman girl, the girl Jeffrey took to the high school prom
- Dave Sorboro as Steven Hicks
Jeffrey Dahmer Movie Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Played Jeff Dahmer Netflix?
A Victim’s Family Claims That Netflix’s Decision to Release a New Jeffrey Dahmer Show is Cruel. In “Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story” on Netflix, Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer is Portrayed by Evan Peters.
Where Can I Watch Jeffrey Dahmer’s Documentary?
A Crime Series Called Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal is Currently Streaming. Watch It on Your Roku Device or on Spectrum Tv, Reelz, Reelz Now, Tubi – Free Movies & Tv, or the Roku Channel.
Was My Friend Dahmer Filmed in His House?
Trivia (14) (14) in Jeffery Dahmer’s Actual Childhood Home in Bath, Ohio, “My Friend Dahmer” Was Filmed. The Offer Was Made to Use His High School, Revere High, but the Institution Declined.
Is the Film Dahmer Based on a True Story?
My Friend Dahmer is a 2017 American Biographical Drama Film Written and Directed by Marc Meyers About American Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer.