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'The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' and the Moral Conundrum Facing the True Crime Genre
As a huge fan of horror, it was impossible for me to pass up 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.' Like many people, I've spent years studying him, watching biopics and documentaries, reading about the history of his crimes. I asked myself about nature and nurture. I picked up on his dull stare and his hushed tone, and I wondered what twisted lesson could be learned from him--at least that's what I told myself. In truth, I didn't really care about the psychology behind any of it. People do freaky things. They just do. Instead, I was pushing past my gag reflex, training myself to digest the horror of it all, the drill, the skulls, that poor man who begged the police to help him. I wanted to know this monster's secrets. He was in a fishbowl, and it was just too intriguing to look away. It was hell's gossip. I wasn't alone in this. I was part of a trend that has dominated American media for decades. We cannot get enough of these icons. We grab a microscope, shove them onto a slide and stare, and we keep staring, hoping for a new angle, a new rendition, another piece of the puzzle to keep us salivating.
What to Know About Netflix’s Biographical Series ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’
Netflix has been releasing riveting and blood-curdling documentary series in recent years, such as Catching Killers (2021), The Women and the Murderer (2021), The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021) and Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi (2022), to mention a few.The streamer’s newest installment Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, premiered on September 21, 2022, and is based on the life of the psychopathic murderer Jeffrey Dahmer (May 21 1960- November 28 1994). The limited series sheds light on corruption in the police force that encouraged Dahmer's notorious killing behavior for over a decade.Here’s everything to know about this biographical crime drama series.
June Osborne and Embracing the Darkness in 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the original novel and season 5 episode 4. The philosopher Plato once told a story about a group of prisoners who had been trapped inside a cave their entire lives. All they could see were the shadows dancing on the walls. Those shadows were their reality. They represented the ideas and objects that humans use to define everything around them. According to him, that was all most humans were capable of seeing. Should a prisoner venture outside the cave, the light would hurt their eyes, and they would be blinded by it, unable to perceive the outside world. The pain would be too much and they'd retreat back into the comfortable darkness. This story, commonly referred to as the Allegory of the Cave, is mostly meant to outline our limited perception. We don't understand the world around us, and we certainly can't look inside ourselves and perceive our own nature. The public would never accept the science behind why we do things and the way we think. It goes against our most ingrained beliefs about who and what we are. That is a light we cannot withstand. It's like when someone insults us. We get defensive and shield ourselves from the truth because it hurts.Fiction reflects that. There are all sorts of rules that writers follow to avoid the darkest aspects of human nature and the world around us. Some truths are too uncomfortable, so they we skip those parts, focusing instead on beautiful lies. Margaret Atwood doesn't gloss those things over. She grabs a mirror, shoves it in our faces, and demands that we look. That's why so much of her work seems outlandish and counterintuitive. It's real. She refuses to give us anything other than an objective view of what we are and what we're capable of. She doesn't write about heros or heroines. She doesn't do happily ever afters. She gives us probable conclusions--decades of Gilead, no hope, and very little chance of escape. She lives in our world, not the world of fiction. 'The Handmaid's Tale' series reproduces Atwood's blinding objectivity, and it can be overwhelming. They challenge our notions of what it means to be good and evil. They go to places fiction doesn't go. Sometimes it's uncomfortable and unfamiliar, but that's because it's realistic. If we take a step back, focus our eyes, and see it for what it is, we can begin to understand it better.
Why did Netflix Remove LGBTQ Tag on "Dahmer" Series?
Dahmer, also known as Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, is expected to be one of Netflix's most popular programs of the year. It's the most watched series debut since Stranger Things season 4 earlier this year, and it's already the top show on the service in dozens of nations.However, given how the real-life serial killer is portrayed in the show, Netflix keeps encountering disputes after disputes. If you've seen the show, I don't think it's possible to claim that it 'glorifies' Dahmer in any manner, but the problems with it originate from how Netflix has characterized it and the fact that it was produced in the first place.
AHS:NYC Everything We Know So Far About American Horror Story Season 11
Ryan Murphy has been busy moving from one project to the next, but amidst all that glitz and glam, he seems to have neglected the one thing we love the most. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature' was a double flop, split into two half-hearted plotlines, neither of which seemed complete. It had potential, just like everything Murphy does. But it wasn't enough. After that terrible performance, the studio went quiet, refusing to talk about the show's next season. It caused a stir with the major fan accounts, who have always made up the brunt of the show's marketing only. They threatened to boycott, vowing to stop posting starting August 1. It was a huge hit to what many believe to be a franchise facing serious growing pains. Murphy didn't cave. He waited until September 29, when the show's account finally tweeted the announcement for season 11.The first 2 episodes will premiere Wednesday, October 19 on Hulu and FX.
Netflix’s ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes’ is Now Available for Streaming
The third instalment in Netflix's Conversations with a Killer docuseries is now out, having premiered on Friday, October 7 2022. Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes is the latest addition to the streamer's serial killer biographical documentary series. It comes after Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, which debuted in April this year and Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which premiered on January 2019.
‘The Watcher’: Ryan Murphy’s Newest Startling Series Based on True Events
Ryan Murphy is making a name for himself as the inventor of gruesome drama, deviating from snappy content like the high school musical drama series Glee.The Academy Award winner is the mastermind of the psychological thriller series Ratched, which he co-created with Evan Romansky and American Crime Story. A few weeks after the premiere of the twisted series, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Murphy and Ian Brennan are already burning the midnight oil on another true crime drama, The Watcher.
Gripping Documentaries on Serial Killers to Watch if You Love ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’
The mystery of serial killers has been a source of fascination for many years. Though the stories are blood-cuddling and unfortunate, they've been feeding fans of macabre content appetite. And the fact that these contents are rooted in reality makes them all the more chilling.Ryan Murphy's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been a hot topic since its debut on September 21 2022, receiving mixed reviews from critics but mostly high ratings from fans of serial killer documentaries. If you're done bingeing on Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, here's our list of other serial killer documentaries that offer equally terrifying exploits, if not more.
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