Writer/Director: Marc Meyers
Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche & Dallas Roberts
Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel of the same nameby Derf Backderf, the movie depicts Jeffrey Dahmer’s junior & senior years at Revere high school in Ohio from the perspective of his nerdy classmate. Derf & his friends took Dahmer into their circle junior year, after they were impressed by his bizarre outbursts at school, & Dahmer became the subject of a lot of his cartoons. After graduation, Derf & his friends lost touch with Dahmer. Derf was busy working for various publications back in the Akron, Ohio area after college, & we all know what Dahmer was up to. In 1991, after learning of Dahmer’s arrest & confession, Derf & his friends got together to reflect on their memories of Dahmer, & struggled to understand how the guy they knew had become one of the most heinous serial killers of all time. This led Derf to publish a number of Dahmer-related strips in his comic, The City, which eventually became My Friend Dahmer the comic book, then My Friend Dahmer the movie.
Meet us back here in two weeks when we'll be talking about Ghost Stories, one of two horror movies starring Martin Freeman to come out recently. The other being Cargo, which was immediately nixed by my cohosts as soon as they heard the word 'zombie.' Sorry, Cargo!