I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

Warning: Some scenes are gruesome and may not be suitable for children or those with a weak stomach.

When I chose this documentary I got a sick feeling in my stomach. Then I burped and felt great! Must have been the burrito.

OK, enough of the comedy. This is one of a few different documentaries on the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. This was a truly deranged individual who is responsible for one of the most horrific murder sprees in history.

Jeffrey Dahmer was born in West Allis, Wisconsin. The son of Joyce and Lionel, Dahmer was a troubled boy and turned to alcohol early in life. He had a habit of bringing home dead animals to dissect. He was a full blown alcoholic by the age of 17 and it was this addiction that plagued him into adult life as he was discharged from the Navy and had trouble holding down a job.

Dahmer killed his first victim Steven Hicks when he was only 18. He ended up bludgeoning Hicks to death because Hicks wanted to leave Dahmer’s home. Thus began a spree that ended on July 22, 1991 when his final victim was a little too much for Dahmer to handle. Tracy Edwards ended up escaping from Dahmer’s apartment half naked and dazed from drugs. He flagged down police and by nightfall Jeffrey Dahmer was behind bars.

Dahmer killed 17 male victims from 1978 to 1991. These were macabre murders as Dahmer practiced such things as dismemberment, necrophilia and weird zombie experiments on the poor unfortunates who happened into his lair. If that wasn’t enough he also dabbled in cannibalism.

Who can fathom doing such things to another human being? What kind of deranged mind does it take to be able to commit such terrible, unspeakable acts? This documentary will shed some light on those questions and more as it examines the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

  • RednGreen

    Have always been interested in him.. even wrote a research paper on him in HS. Looking back, it was extremely gruesome stuff for a 17 year old to be researching and writing. Definitely going to be watching this one.

  • Lindsay

    people are sick, girl! lol

    i did a history project my junior year and you had to invite like 20 famous (dead or alive) people to dinner and write a paper why. well i wanted to invite charles manson..and my mom threw the biggest fit about it! she didn’t even let me explain why i wanted to invite him lol

  • Valkyrie

    Red & Linds, SO funny. My mom freaked out when I told her I wanted to find a poster of Buddhist monks in South Vietnam self-immolating themselves in political protest to hang in my bedroom.

    Anyway, augh, Jeffrey Dahmer! Thanks Scott, can’t wait to relax a bit and, well, not enjoy, but watch… gah.

    Speaking of cannibalism, one of the more disgusting cases, IMO, is the guy in Germany who VOLUNTEERED to have his penis cut off and then ATE HIS OWN PENIS with this one guy who had put an ad on a website for such an activity. There is no emoticon to described the visceral reaction this elicits. Anyway, the guy who eventually killed and ate this guy was only sentenced to 8 yrs in 2004, so he should be getting out next year, right?? What happens when people like this come back into society?? Scary scary.

  • RednGreen

    This was a really good documentary. So many little details that I obviously didn’t come across during my research back in HS lol.

    Val, what’s shocking to me is, the guy you mentioned was sentenced to 8 years; the guy in this documentary that killed and ate someone has already served his sentence and is a free man. It is inconceivable to me that those guys killed and ate someone and served less than 10 years! What the hell??

  • kimcarey

    The arrest of a Milwaukee man for crimes that were committed in Milwaukee is not Chicago news; and we’ve known for 20 damn years that the 20th anniversary of Dahmer’s arrest was going to occur on this day. So in what possible way does this resemble “Chicago Breaking News?” http://bit.ly/nd27La

  • Jenfaer

    scott, i love that you included pez and waffles when you were doing the tags.

  • Valkyrie

    Red, that was disturbing as all heck that that guy was walking the streets, and eating a hot dog to boot, *shivers* Such poetic justice that Dahmer was killed the same way he killed his first victim.

    Jen, nice catch, that is some funny stuff. I wonder what happens when I click on jimmycrackcornandIdon’tcare *click*

  • sloinker

    The guy that got eaten wanted to die. He volunteered. The dude that placed the ad got what he wanted, bologna that had a first name.

  • Jen,
    I’ve been doing that for months. You’re the first to notice. However, I don’t remember if the tags showed in the old format. Oh well, doesn’t matter I guess.

    Sloinker is right, that guy did want to die.

  • Valkyrie

    Yeah that guy wanted to die, but he ate his own penis before he did!!! That’s disgusting! And, him wanting to die doesn’t make it ok for someone to make it happen. But, we could get into massive existential debates over whether or not that is true.

    Scott, it so matters, I am going back and reading all of your tags right now!! Can’t believe I’ve missed those the whole time.

  • Val,
    Not sure how many I did. Some have a lot some have a couple and some have none.

    You are correct, it doesn’t make it OK. I still call it murder 2.