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Before Watching Evan Peters’ Dahmer Series, Check These Out

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Since it was just announced that Ryan Murphy is making a limited series called Monster, starring Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer, we thought we would give you some other titles to watch before his series drops on Netflix. Although no firm date has been released, Monster is speculated to drop sometime in September. (You can watch the full trailer of Evan Peters in Monster here.)

Jeffrey Dahmer is the despicable serial killer who lured young male victims into his home and dismembered them. It is reported that he killed 17 men and boys before he was arrested and sentenced to several life terms.

True crime fans are fascinated with Jeffrey Dahmer. Their morbid curiosity might fuel their need to understand how such a mild-mannered, soft-spoken man from Milwaukee could perform such unspeakable crimes. There are some movies already out there that try to explore the reasons. Some are better than others, but the grotesque nature of the subject matter remains the same.

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The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1991)

This low-budget film has all the earmarks of a documentary. Its low-grade film and real-world sets give it a Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer effect, which is creepy enough. But the most disturbing thing about this film aside from its cinéma-vérité feeling is the realistic props.

From severed limbs to severed heads and other bodily appendages, The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer isn’t for the faint of heart. Carl Crew wrote the screenplay and also stars as the murderer himself. The movie was reportedly made in secret and was supposed to have a theatrical release. But it ultimately went straight to video in 1991.

You can watch the full movie on YouTube if you type the title into the platform’s search engine.

Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)

Taking a different approach, Raising Jeffrey Dahmer examines the killer’s father and how Dahmer’s childhood may have led him to commit such horrific acts. The title is a little misleading in that it suggests more of an insight into the killer as a kid, but in reality, it has more to do with the aftermath following his arrest.

The movie was panned by critics and ultimately casual viewers as being too stylistic and not following the prompt in the title. One IMDb review said, “Snooty, pompous, and pointless. This movie makes a very weak attempt to use art-house-style drama to represent the story of Dahmer. I actually got fooled into initially thinking that it was a documentary.”

Available on DVD.

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

A better attempt at chronicling the life of Jeffrey Dahmer is My Friend Dahmer. Based on a graphic novel of the same name, this film follows the murderer as an adolescent in high school. Adding to the uniqueness of the film, it was written by Dahmer’s actual childhood friend John Backderf, or “Derf” as he was called back then.

Ross Lynch takes on the title role which won him praise among critics. But ultimately the movie falls between what really happened and perhaps the guilt Backderf felt while writing it. He paints the titular character as more sympathetic than psychopathic, and in that regard, it feels inauthentic.

Available on Freevee through Amazon.

Dahmer (2002)

Today we know Jeremy Renner as a big-budget action star, but long before he became an Avenger he played Jeffrey Dahmer. This is actually an above par entry into the life and times of the serial killer. Thanks to Renner’s performance we get a sense of duality that allows us to see into the madman’s sick mind while still exploring his emotional sensibilities.

Available on Freevee through Amazon.

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013)

Part documentary, part live-action re-enactment, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files again switches focus. This time to the detective following the case. The film also includes testimony from the Milwaukee Medical Examiner and Dahmer’s neighbor Pamela Bass with which he became close.

This film is the most critically praised on the list. It was a part of the Milwaukee Film Festival and took home the Grand Jury Award in 2012.

Watch on AMC+

The Cannibal Killer: The Real Story of Jeffrey Dahmer (2020)

Good luck finding the last one on this list to stream. We were only able to come across it on DVD at the production company’s website. This bizarre ultra-low budget gem isn’t a true narrative about the serial killer but is historically accurate.

According to the synopsis, this film, “is an award winning fictitious yet historically accurate horror crime docudrama narrated by Jeffrey Dahmer (Giancarlo Herrera) using actual quotes by the infamous serial killer responsible for murdering and dismembering at least 17 young men.

The story explores the psychodynamic of Dahmer’s relationships with his neighbors, grandmother, and his victims, both pre and post mortum.”

The subject matter may be morose, but the interest is still there. And while we wait for Ryan Murphy’s re-telling of the Dahmer horror show, maybe one of these titles will help prep you for what to expect until then.

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Hulu’s October Schedule is a Great Source of Horror

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There is plenty to dig into in Hulu’s Huluween this year. As part of this year’s schedule, the entire thing gets kicked off with Huluween Dragstravaganaza on October first and keeps the spooky going through the entire month. The biggest and buzziest drop in Hulu’s October lineup has to be the new Hellraiser film directed by David Bruckner. It looks to bring the franchise into a whole new generation with Jamie Clayton taking on the role of Pinhead along with a new re-imagined story.

The full schedule is one that is filled with more than just horror selections, but for the most part, a huge chunk of the action is definitely all about keeping the schedule spooky and there is a lot of stuff to choose from to keep your Halloween… interesting.

Check out the full Hulu October schedule below and let us know what you think.

October 1

Huluween Dragstravaganza (2022)
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – MEMORIAL EDITION: Complete Season 1 (SUBBED)
My Hero Academia: Complete Season 6 (SUBBED)
Spy x Family: Season 1 Part 2 (SUBBED)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
The ABCs Of Death (2012)
The ABCs Of Death 2 (2014)
About Time (2013)
The Abyss (1989)
After Midnight (2019)
The Age Of Innocence (1993)
Aliens In The Attic (2009)
All About My Mother (1999)
All My Puny Sorrows (2021)
America’s Sweethearts (2001)
American Ultra (2015)
An American Citizen (1992)
As Above, So Below (2014)
Bad Milo! (2013)
Beerfest (2006)
Beyond JFK (1991)
Blade (1998)
Blade 2 (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Broken Embraces (2009)
Casino (1995)
Catch and Release (2006)
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Charlotte (2021)
The Covenant (2006)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Dear White People (2014)
Desperado (1995)
The Devil Has A Name (2019)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)
Don’t Say A Word (2001)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
El Chicano (2018)
Evil Dead (2013)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Fired Up! (2009)
Fright Night (2011)
The Fugitive (1993)
The Gallows (2015)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah (2000)
Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (2000)
Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2003)
Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2004)
Grandma’s Boy (2006)
The Green Hornet (2011)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
Higher Learning (1995)
Honeymoon (2014)
How to be Single (2016)
The Hulk (2003)
I Saw The Devil (2010)
It Might Get Loud (2008)
Jack And Diane (2012)
Layer Cake (2005)
Let Me In (2010)
Like Mike (2002)
Looper (2012)
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Marrowbone (2017)
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)
Monster House (2006)
The Mortal Instruments (2013)
National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2 (2006)
The New Age (1994)
No Eres Tu Soy Yo (2011)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Piranha 3-D (2010)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Q & A (1990)
Robin Hood (2010)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Roommate (2011)
Salt (2010)
Satanic (2016)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Spirit: Stallion Of Cimarron (2002)
Splinter (2008)
Spy Next Door (2010)
Stripper (1986)
Sunchaser (1996)
That Night (1993)
Todo Cambia (2000)
The Transporter (2002)
Turtle Beach (1992)
Twister (1996)
Tyrel (2018)
Unbreakable (2000)
Undercover Brother (2002)
V/H/S (2012)
V/H/S 2 (2013)
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Vanishing On 7th Street (2010)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Winchester (2018)
The Wheel (2021)
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (2006)
X-Men (2000)
XX (2017)

October 2

Red Election: Complete Season 1

October 3

A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 33 Premiere
Schitt’s Creek: Complete Series
RBG (2018)

October 4

The Good Doctor: Season 6 Premiere
The Bachelorette: Complete Season 18

October 5

Abominable and The Invisible City: Complete Season 1
Mob Psycho 100 III: Complete Season 3 (SUBBED)

October 6

Locked Up Abroad: Season 12 Premiere
SurrealEstate: Complete Season 1

October 7

Hellraiser (2022)
Alaska Daily: Series Premiere
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 19 Premiere
Station 19: Season 6 Premiere
Mack + Rita (2022)

October 9

To Catch a Smuggler: South Pacific: Season 9 Premiere

October 10

Grimcutty (2022)
The Rising of the Shield Hero: Complete Season 2 (DUBBED)

October 11

Chainsaw Man: Complete Season 1 (SUBBED)
Antlers (2021)

October 12

After (2019)

October 14

Rosaline (2022)
Dashcam (2021)
Pil’s Adventure (2021)
See For Me (2021)

October 15

Catfish: The TV Show: Season 8F
My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Poetic Justice (1993)
The Boy Downstairs (2017)

October 16

Being Flynn (2012)
Benediction (2021)
Sinister 2 (2015)

October 17

The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!

October 18

Duncanville: Final 6 Episodes

October 20

Annabelle: Creation (2017)
Bitterbrush (2021)

October 21

Matriarch (2022)
Abandoned (2022)
Wyrm (2022)

October 22

The Hair Tales: Two-Episode Series Premiere

October 24

Beba (2021)

October 25

The French Dispatch (2021)

October 29

Clean (2021)

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October 31

Crimes of the Future (2022)
The Way Way Back (2013)

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‘V/H/S/99’ Trailer Takes Us to the Terror-Filled 1990s

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V/H/S/99

The 90s were a scarier time than most folks remember. It was a boyband takeover and almost too many brightly lit outfits and beanies for the human mind to take. Plus, there was that whole Y2K thing. The upcoming V/H/S/99 is about to remind us of a few more reasons why the whole 90s thing was so scary with their latest decade-centric anthology entry.

The new trailer if full of little moments that are right on the money when it comes to the 90s and especially the formatting of cameras at that time. I’m sure everything planned for this one will be a blast with directors like Johnannes Roberts and Flying Lotus onboard as the mad minds behind this one’s stories.

The synopsis for V/H/S/99 goes like this:

V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. In V/H/S/99, a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.

This one is directed by Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre, and Vanessa and Joseph Winter.

V/H/S/99 arrives on Shudder beginning on October 20.

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Crazy ‘Feed Me’ Trailer Feels Like Jeffrey Dahmer Meets ‘Hostel’

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Man restrained with his arm about top be sawed off

Bloody, unhinged, and graphic — and that’s just the trailer! Feed Me is looking to test your gag reflex when it hits digital and on demand on October 27. The film is getting ready to premiere at Los Angele’s Beyond Fest on October, 5.

XYZ Films acquired the horror film with the help of EVP of US distribution, James Emanuel Shapiro. He was so impressed he negotiated the deal directly with the film’s four producers.

Buckets and Buckets of Gore

“I was truly blown away by Feed Me,” Shapiro contends. “I’ve watched this movie ten times since I first saw it because it’s such a blast. This is a horror film for the real sickos out there, myself included. I haven’t had this much fun watching a horror movie since Drag Me to Hell. This is not a brooding horror drama about grief and the human existence. Feed Me is a rollercoaster ride full of thrills, laughs and screams and it brings buckets and buckets of gore and grime to the table. I had to release this for Halloween. Dinner is served!”

There are actually two writers and directors of the film, Adam Leader and Richard Oakes. They say they weren’t afraid to offend anyone and just went for it with the story.

Feed Me is very much a film unto its own,” they said in a press release. “As a product of our combined personalities as a filmmaker duo, it’s an example of what we feel we do best – layering bizarre, batshit-crazy horror with a generous dusting of comedy on a dramatic story of grief, heartache, and self-loathing.

“From the moment of its inception, we wanted to tell the story without holding back due to the worry of what others might think. Its running themes and distinguished nature somewhat personally echo aspects of our own style as a filmmaking duo.

Plot:

Feed Me follows Mulvin’s character Jed, whose life is shattered when his wife, played by Loxley, suddenly dies and Jed feels directly responsible. Spiraling into an abyss of depression, he finds himself in a bar with a deranged cannibal, Lionel Flack (Ward, in a truly star-making performance) who convinces him he can redeem himself through the glorious act of allowing himself to be slowly eaten to death.

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