If You Watched Netflix's "Dahmer", "The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes" are Being Released Soon!
Ever since the release of Netflix's "Dahmer-Monster" on September 21, 2022, the internet has been buzzing with praise of the film's stars Evan Peters, who stars as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and Niecy Nash, who plays his neighbor, Glenda Cleveland. Their acting skills were absolutely phenomenal in this ten part limited series but, so were the skills of the supporting cast who had to portray real life victims and family members of the killer.
One family member, Rita Isbell, the sister of Errol Lindsey who was killed by Dahmer, has attested to the accuracy of the portrayals in the film saying "If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought it was me. Her hair was like mine, she had on the same clothes. That’s why it felt like reliving it all over again. It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then,” she said. She also says that Netflix never contacted her to let her know she'd be portrayed in the film. “I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it.”
Isbell also called out Netflix for being greedy and not sharing any of the money being made from the series with the victims’ families.
Now, it looks like the families, and the public, are in for another round. Netflix is releasing a new documentary featuring actual recordings taken during his confession. Here's the synopsis of "The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes" as described by Netflix.
When Milwaukee police entered the apartment of 31-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer in July of 1991, they uncovered the grisly personal museum of a serial killer: a freezer full of human heads, skulls, bones and other remains in various states of decomposition and display. Dahmer quickly confessed to sixteen murders in Wisconsin over the previous four years, plus one more in Ohio in 1978, as well as unimaginable acts of necrophilia and cannibalism. The discovery shocked the nation and stunned the local community, who were incensed that such a depraved killer had been allowed to operate within their city for so long. Why was Dahmer, who had been convicted of sexual assault of a minor in 1988, able to avoid suspicion and detection from police as he stalked Milwaukee’s gay scene for victims, many of whom were people of color? The third in a series from director Joe Berlinger (CWAK: The Ted Bundy Tapes, CWAK: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes), this three-part documentary features never-before-heard audio interviews between Dahmer and his defense team, delving into his warped psyche while answering these open questions of police accountability through a modern-day lens.
We're sure that this is going to be hard to watch for some and hard to look away from for others. "The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes" premieres on Netflix October 7th at 3am EST.