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The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)

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Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

Director:

David R. Bowen

Writer:

Carl Crew (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Crew ... Jeffrey Dahmer
Cassidy Phillips Cassidy Phillips ... Steven
Donna Stewart Bowen Donna Stewart Bowen ... Mother
Jeanne Bascom Jeanne Bascom ... Grandmother
G-Jo Reed G-Jo Reed ... Steve (as G. Joe Reed)
David Angelis David Angelis ... Bartender #1
Rowdy Jackson Rowdy Jackson ... Richard
Andrew Christian English Andrew Christian English ... Anthony (as Andrew English)
Alex Scott Alex Scott ... Ronald
Laura Tesone Laura Tesone ... Lady in Car
Keith Gearhart Keith Gearhart ... James
Christopher 'CJ' Smith Christopher 'CJ' Smith ... Young Jeffrey Dahmer
Cornelius Williams Cornelius Williams ... Bobby
Rhonno Ket Rhonno Ket ... Sounthome
Todd Fournier Todd Fournier ... Policeman #1
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Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Moonlith Films See more »
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The overdubs for the narration were recorded at David R. Bowen's home studio. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey Dahmer: [while cutting a man's throat] You're not going anywhere... I'm keeping your head with me forever.
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References She-Devils on Wheels (1968) See more »

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Cain
Performed by Thick as Thieves
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Eh...not bad.
7 September 2002 | by james_oblivionSee all my reviews

I bought this used and only payed $1.99 for it. That said, it's worth that kind of money. It's pretty decent for an extreme-low-budget film, but it could have been much better. To me, Carl Crew wasn't believable as Jeffrey Dahmer. He wasn't the right physical type, nor did he speak with Dahmer's distinctive nasal accent. And frankly, the constant "I should have stayed with God" diatribe becomes annoying after a while.

For a more realistic and subdued look at Dahmer's life, see the new film "Dahmer" with Jeremy Renner. Renner's performance as Jeffrey is so dead-on, it's scary. And while it doesn't get into as many of Jeffrey's killings, everyone should already know the basic story by now.

Bottom Line: If you can see this movie cheap, it's worth a look. But the 2002 movie is far superior, in my opinion.


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