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Netflix viewers feel 'physically sick' after watching new true crime series

Lucy Devine

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Netflix viewers feel 'physically sick' after watching new true crime series

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Netflix viewers have been left feeling physically unwell after watching the streaming platform's latest true crime story.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story tells the terrifying case of one of America's most prolific serial killers, who murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

The true crime series arrived on the platform on 20 September and viewers have been binge-watching the show ever since. You can watch the trailer below:


The notorious serial killer and sex offender took the lives of 17 men and boys over a period of 15 years throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The 10-part series – produced by American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy – is based on the true events that saw Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Monster, be convicted of 16 murders.

Although diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, he was found legally sane and was convicted of the killings in 1992.

Initially indicted on 15 counts, just a few months later, Dahmer entered a guilty plea for another murder and received an additional life sentence.

He died two years later, at the age of 34, after he was beaten to death by another inmate.

Jeffrey Dahmer in 1991. Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB / Alamy Stock Photo
Jeffrey Dahmer in 1991. Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB / Alamy Stock Photo

Evan Peters plays Dahmer in the series and the cast also includes Niecy Nash, who plays Dahmer's next door neighbour Glenda Cleveland. Richard Jenkins and Penelope Ann Miller play Dahmer's parents, and Molly Ringwald and Michael Learned are also part of the series.

Viewers who have binged the show have been shocked by the series, with many admitting to being 'sick to their stomach' over the case.

One person wrote: "If anyone thinks that the Dahmer series was made to glorify another serial killer, it definitely doesn't. It left me with tears in my eyes and had me sick to my stomach, and 100% paints him as the monster he was."

While another said: "I listen to true crime podcasts, watch crime docs, devoured Dexter. ‘Dahmer’ is making me sick to my stomach."

And a third added: "Wow that Dahmer guy is on sick twisted individual. I knew the story and had seen a couple of docs about him. But this @netflix limited series about him is one tough watch and I'm only on episode 3 of 10. Chilling watching it play out."

Meanwhile a fourth commented: "I have watched serial killer documentaries before but Jeffrey Dahmer on Netflix is a lot. That man was TREACHEROUSLY SICK."

You can watch Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix now.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix

Lucy Devine
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