The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

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Published on 9th February 2016 by

The cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer is one of the most notorious serial killers and serial sex offenders in American history, convicted of killing 17 men over a period of thirteen years and sentenced to serve 15 consecutive years in prison. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files is an experimental 2012 documentary which uses archived footage and interviews alongside dramatized scenes in an attempt to show how the lives of three people connected in some way to Dahmer or the case a the time of his arrest in 1991 were seriously affected by his crimes.

It features chillingly detailed interviews with each of the three, who had never before been interviewed properly about Dahmer and his crimes. The three unique individuals are Pamela Bass, a neighbour who had befriended Dahmer, Pat Kennedy a detective working on the case who obtained the first Dahmer confession, and Jeffrey Jentzen a medical examiner who was called in to handle and inspect the remains of his victims.

The testimonies of these three individuals are intersected with dramatized scenes of Jeffrey Dahmer going through his daily life in the summer of 1991 in the time leading up to his eventual arrest. Detective Pat Kennedy also features briefly in the documentary Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within, if you fancy finding out more about the case and his crimes.

BOOK

There have been several books written about Dahmer and his crimes, the best selling of them all is The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: An American Nightmare, written by Donald A. Davis and published in 1991 and available in paperback.

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