'Jeffrey Dahmer: Mind of a Monster': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the ID documentary
Jeffrey Dahmer was perhaps one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century. When he was arrested in his apartment in 1991, police found body parts and severed heads in his fridge, freezer, filing cabinet, even in a kettle, which was said to contain decomposed hands and a male genital organ. Years after Dahmer's death in 1994, our curiosity over the murderer remains high. In 2017, there was even a biographical movie, 'My Friend Dahmer', starring former Disney star, Ross Lynch as the serial killer.
Dahmer pleaded guilty to 15 accounts of first-degree murder after he was arrested in 1991 and all of his victims were young men. He told police he had also committed necrophilia and cannibalism. He was sentenced to 15 life sentences — and then a 16th for a murder committed years earlier in Ohio — in 1992. Dahmer, 34, was beaten to death in prison in 1994. Now, an Investigation Discovery documentary aims to dive deep into Dahmer's mind to understand why he did what he did.
The documentary special will air on ID on Monday, May 25th at 9/8c.
According to Investigation Discovery's press site, the synopsis of the documentary special is as follows:
"From the transcripts of audio recordings from the extensive police interviews after Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest, this two-hour special is chillingly narrated by the words of Dahmer himself. His twisted confession reveals new insights into what led Jeffrey Dahmer – known as the Milwaukee Cannibal – to rape, kill and dismember 17 young men between 1978 and 1991. In a heart-wrenching interview, his father, Lionel Dahmer, further details his attempts to get his son the help he so desperately needed. Home video footage from Dahmer’s childhood offers an intimate look into his relatively normal upbringing, putting Dahmer as an outlier of a typical serial killer’s psyche and shining a disturbing yet tragic revelation about his motives."
The special will feature interviews of Lionel Dahmer, Jeffrey Dahmer's father, former Milwaukee Journal police reporter Anne E Schwartz, who says she got a call from a source on the night of Dahmer's arrest, Dennis Murphy, the Milwaukee police detective on the case, and Greg Shirley, a bartender from Milwaukee's gay-bar scene at the time.
Other notable interviews throughout the special include: Ronald Flowers, one of Dahmer’s victims who somehow avoided being murdered; Dr Park Deitz, a forensic psychiatrist who spent considerable time with Dahmer; and an exclusive, never-before-seen interview with Nicole Childress, a witness who tried in vain to save one of Dahmer’s victims and lives with the guilt of that night forever.
If you like this, you'll like:
'My Friend, Dahmer'
'The Jeffrey Dahmer Files'
'The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer'
'The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer'
'Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters'