Jeffrey Dahmer’s crimes were so bizarre and horrific that over 20 years later, books and movies are still being written about him. An upcoming movie, “My Friend Dahmer, will depict the serial killer’s adolescence, based on a graphic novel by Dahmer’s former classmate, John “Derf” Backderf.
Many movies have been made directly based on the life and crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer since his arrest on July 21, 1991.
“The Secret Life of Jeffrey Dahmer,” a straight to video, low budget movie, was released in 1993 before Dahmer was killed in prison. Writer and producer Carl Crew portrays Dahmer. One of Crew’s previous credits include a 1987 cult film, “Blood Diner,” which was about a cannibal.
Scene from Blood Diner
Jeremy Renner portrayed Dahmer in the 2002 film “Dahmer.” Renner’s performance is described as “disturbingly human.” He would go on to be nominated for an Academy Award for the movie, “The Hurt Locker.”
Other interesting details about the “Dahmer movie are that the producers decided it would be best o change the names of the victims out of respect for their families. The team who created the special effects for “Dahmer” would go on to work on Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie, “Passion of the Christ.”
The 2006 movie, “Raising Jeffrey Dahmer” depicts the serial killer’s life from the perspective of his father, Lionel Dahmer, played by Scott Cordes.
Both Dahmer’s youth and adulthood are depicted in this film, with Luke Adams playing Dahmer as a boy and Rusty Sneary as adult Dahmer.
The over-the-top horror comedy “Dahmer vs. Gacy” was released in 2010. The government develops a covert plan to bring serial killers Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy back to life to use as weapons. Of course, all doesn’t go smoothly. Dahmer and Gacy escape and engage in a serial killer pissing contest as they try to out-do each other’s murderous exploits.
Ford Austin plays Dahmer and Randal Malone stars as Gacy.
Disney actor Ross Lynch is set to play Jeffrey Dahmer in the upcoming “My Friend Dahmer.” Based on the graphic novel of the same name and written by Dahmer’s classmate John “Derf” Backderf, this film will portray Dahmer’s adolescence up to his first murder.
Lynch’s previous credits include “Austin and Ally,” a Disney Channel series and Disney’s Teen Beach movies.
Kristen Stewart thinks antidepressants are “bizarre”.
The 25-year-old actress insists not everyone who is prescribed the drugs have “mental health issues” and she can’t understand why anyone would want to take the pills because they “lessen the feeling of anything”.
She said: “I know a lot of people on meds who don’t have mental health issues. Not all emotional issues are ‘mental health issues.
"As far as we know, you have one shot at this and it can be so f***ing beautiful, so why lessen the feeling of anything?
"Why numb yourself? I’m not on antidepressants. I think it’s bizarre.”
And the 'Equals’ actress insists there is nothing wrong with showing intense feelings, even if being emotional can be seen as “weakness” by some people.
She added to The Daily Beast: “It’s weird because if you’re overtly emotional about anything, people discredit what thought you might be contributing, because anything overtly emotional can be viewed as a weakness.
”'Oh, do you feel something? We can help you with that.’ Self-exploration goes out the door with medication. You go, 'Oh God, I have a little stomachache,’ and they say, 'Here, we can help you with that.’ Well, why do you have that stomachache? Maybe it’s because your head’s in your stomach, so maybe there’s something you’re ignoring that you can work out.“