Friday, June 7, 2013

Twisted - Jeffrey Dahmer (2010)

Director: Sue McGregor

Starring: Jeffrey Dahmer and pals

More info: IMDb

Plot: This series takes an in-depth look at some of the world’s most prolific serial killers and interviews those who were closest to them before learning about their secret, dark lives. Attempting to uncover the psychology of each killer – from Jeffrey Dahmer to the DC Sniper – "TWISTED" tries to get an understanding of what drove these serial killers down the path of murder. Was it nature or nurture? Through first-hand accounts and testimonies of the people who knew them best, this series provides fascinating insight into the characters of some of the most infamous icons of evil.

My rating; 8/10

Will I watch it again? Sure.

This excellent doc covers a lot of ground in 45 minutes and, I'm pretty sure, limits the interviews to strictly people that knew Dahmer.  The nice thing about this one is the pacing is pretty quick.  It felt like one of those BBC docs where the cram a lot of material in a short period of time.  If there's a Dahmer documentary that's more grisly than this one, I want to see it, even though TWISTED can only go so far as it was made for TV.

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