Let me Introduce To You, My Friend Dahmer

Chris Savage

For those of you who just can’t get enough of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, we have something for you, a new adaptation which takes us back to his younger days and see’s the troubled teenager become the monster we all know.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ibid Filmworks producing partners Marc Meyers and Jody Girgenti have picked up the rights to John “Derf” Backderf’s graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer.

“It’s set in a bizarre world of 1970s suburbia, where the future serial killer is a troubled teenager, slowly descending into darkness as his divorcing parents, high school teachers, and peers stand by and do nothing.”

It chronicles his upbringing, from the shy 12 year-old he once was all the way up to his first victim.

The graphic novel is said to be told through the perspective of his then-friend Backderf, a fellow oddball, and was praised for being sympathetic yet unflinching.


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