Netflix Releases Chilling Trailer for ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ (Video)

The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix is bringing the gruesome story of Jeffrey Dahmer’s life and crimes to the screen.

The streaming service released the trailer on Friday for true-crime scripted drama Dahmer – Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The 10-episode limited series from creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan examines the horrific case and systemic failures that allowed a notorious serial killer to take the lives of 17 innocent victims and continue killing for over a decade.

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Emmy-winning actor Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown) plays Dahmer in the series. The main cast also includes Richard Jenkins (as Lionel Dahmer), Molly Ringwald (Shari Dahmer), Michael Learned (Catherine Dahmer), and Niecy Nash (Glenda Cleveland).

The terrifying trailer shows Dahmer welcoming a man into his filthy apartment before the killer slides a deadbolt lock shut. The man asks, “What is that smell?” as he walks through the apartment.

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Dahmer, also known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal,” killed and dismembered seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his victims were Black. The murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and dissolving body parts in acid.

Dahmer was eventually convicted and given multiple life sentences. On Nov. 28, 1994, he was beaten to death in prison by a fellow inmate.

The Netflix series features an extensive guest cast, including Penelope Ann Miller (Joyce Dahmer), Michael Beach (Detective Murphy), Colby French (Detective Kennedy), Shaun J. Brown (Tracy Edwards), and Nigel Gibbs (Jesse Jackson).

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Additional executive producers are Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Evan Peters, Janet Mock, and Carl Franklin (Episode 1). Rashad Robinson, president of Color Of Change, is a consulting producer.

Dahmer – Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 12:00 AM PT.

Watch the trailer above. More information on the series can be found on the Netflix website.