Jeffrey Dahmer Files, The

A FILM BY Chris James Thompson

The two halves of the film combine to produce a powerful you-are-there effect, stripping Dahmer of evil-icon stature and unsettling us by showing how closely the unthinkable can lurk alongside the mundane.
-The Hollywood Reporter


In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of anordinary man leading an ordinary existence.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 76 min
Year: 2012


Andrew Swant
Jeffrey Jenzten
Pamela Bass
Pat Kennedy
Chris James Thompson