The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013) The Jeffrey Dahmer Files is for hardcore Dahmer obsessives only. Through a mix of documentary footage and staged scenes, director Chris James Thompson explores the… 2013-02-15 Unrated PT75M Documentary Jeffrey Dahmer Andrew Swant IFC Midnight
Movie Review

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES Andrew Swant
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THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES Andrew Swant
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Feb 15, 2013; Rated: Unrated; Length: 75 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrew Swant; Distributor: IFC Midnight

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files is for hardcore Dahmer obsessives only. Through a mix of documentary footage and staged scenes, director Chris James Thompson explores the days during which Dahmer's crimes were first discovered. Interviews with the medical examiner on the scene and the officer who first interrogated Dahmer bring us into a newly queasy communion with the horror of his crimes. The movie also features dramatic reenactments of Dahmer buying his infamous equipment (like that blue chemical barrel), and Andrew Swant plays him with a dead-on creepy perfection. (Also available on VOD) B+

Originally posted Feb 13, 2013 Published in issue #1247 Feb 22, 2013 Order article reprints