- 1 hr 41 min
Dahmer is a dramatized account of the serial killer Jeffery Dahmer and how he evolved into the crazed psychopath of infamy. The opening scene is inside a chocolate factory where Dahmer is working after some serious drunken escapades in high school. Included are flashbacks of what happened in his Bath, Ohio, home where he made his first kill and kept his first trophy. Soon after leaving Bath he starts attending church with his father and grandmother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is not so long after that his grandmother is smelling something foul in her home and is feeling a little uneasy. After one particular incident Dahmer moves out of his grandmother's home and into an apartment where he can indulge in anything that he wishes. He starts venturing into the local gay nightclubs to see what is going on after dark. In one particular nightclub he discovers that men have been pairing off and going to private rooms for some intimate activities. Being pathologically lonely he decides to drug the drinks of men that he fancies and take them to the private rooms in the club. Very soon the bartender is becoming suspicious of guys feeling groggy after leaving the private rooms area. He decides to try to find out who is drugging his clientele and soon catches Dahmer in the act of drugging a cocktail. He bans Dahmer from the bar only to set in motion events that will leave Milwaukee reeling from a killing spree that will get national attention. Feeling that he needs a companion that will never leave him, Dahmer decides to create a living zombie. Further into this delusion, he begins to cannibalize his victims to fulfill some dark fantasies. The film ends at the time before his capture by police where all of his crimes are discovered to the horror of the local community.