Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer (1992)

Director:  Elkan Allan

Writer: Elkan Allan

Starring: Jeffrey Dahmer, Elkan Allan (host)

More info: IMDb

Plot:  Excerpts from Jeffrey Dahmer's trial.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Since Dahmer had plead guilty, this was not a trial where he took the stand.  What you get in this video is bits from those who interviewed Dahmer and recounted their findings.  Then you have excerpts of the victims' families giving their statements directed at Dahmer and finally excerpts from the man himself.  If you're familiar with the story, it's not all that interesting because you already know the information that's given (there's nothing new to learn from this film).  It's just a curiosity to see footage from those who participated in this event and that's all.  It's dry and somewhat interesting.  If you're not familiar with Dahmer then you should start with any of the numerous documentaries made about him.  Like with anything, there are good ones and there are bad ones. 

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