You've heard his name thousands of times, you easily recognize his face in old mugshots and Netflix documentaries, but can you imagine growing up alongside Jeffrey Dahmer? Upcoming movie My Friend Dahmer will reveal the cannibalistic serial killer's childhood from the perspective of John "Derf" Backderf, a man who went to school with him as a teen.
Based on Backderf's novel of the same name, MFD sets out to illustrate Dahmer's troubled adolescent life as he's raised in Ohio. It also highlights the red flags he displays before growing up to murder 17 men and boys in cold blood.
Lynch's Dahmer is seen in the trailer below discussing his affinity for bones and roadkill. Needless to say, it's a good time.
Dahmer won a place amongst America's most legendary serial killers thanks to his especially gory habits. Between 1978 and 1991, he targeted 17 men, took them home, and strangled them to death. After they died, he reportedly molested their corpses, sometimes hacking off specific body parts as souvenirs before fully dismembering the bodies. At the age of 31, Dahmer was apprehended. He spent another three years in prison before being murdered by another inmate.
My Friend Dahmer hits theaters November 3, 2017.