WATCH: This is how a serial killer starts out

2017-07-25 09:46

Cape Town – The life of one of America's most notorious serial killers, Jeffery Dahmer is coming to the big screen. 

Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991. 

My Friend Dahmer tells the story before that story. 

The film is based on the 2012 graphic novel by Derf Backderf, who was friends with Dahmer when they were teenagers. 

Jeff (Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighbourhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser) and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). 

He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff) but this camaraderie can’t mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness. 

Watch the trailer here:

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