Most of us are well aware that truth is often stranger – and more horrific – than anything a genre filmmaker can come up with. Case in point: serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who is the subject of this week’s Motion Picture Purgatory review – The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer from director David R. Bowen and screenwriter Carl Crew, who pulls double duty portraying the title character in the film.
The shocking assaults. The grisly murders. The horrific story you only thought you knew: Carl Crew stars as infamous sex offender, serial killer, and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, whose 14-year odyssey of evil continues to shock the world. Take a graphic trip inside the mind of a madman, from his sick fantasies and inner torments to his gruesome experiments and depraved souvenirs. This is the still-controversial film directed by David R. Bowen and produced two years before Dahmer was beaten to death in prison whose release outraged the media, the victims’ families, and the public, yet remains acclaimed as an uncompromising portrait of the monster behind the headlines.