The A.V. Membership caught an advance screening of director Marc Meyers’ new film My Good friend Dahmer on the Fantasia Worldwide Movie Competition final weekend (full protection coming subsequent week), and it’s actually one thing particular. Starring Disney channel star Ross Lynch as the longer term cannibal killer, the movie is framed as a high-school dramedy about friendship and becoming in, luring viewers into sympathizing with Jeffrey and his struggles along with his sexuality, his mother and father’ divorce, and his outcast standing in school—till you bear in mind, “oh yeah, that man went on to homicide 17 folks.” By focusing completely on the components that influenced Dahmer’s insanity and never its horrific penalties, My Good friend Dahmer takes an alternate strategy to true crime that raises questions of how future serial killings could be prevented. Oh, and it was shot in Jeffrey Dahmer’s actual childhood house in Ohio, which is creepy and type of cool.
My Good friend Dahmer is predicated on Derf Backderf’s graphic-novel memoir of the identical title and can open within the U.S. this fall.