Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

TV Show • 2020 • Drama  

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Across more than a decade, 17 teen boys and young men were murdered by serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. How did he evade arrest for so long?
This tv show contains 79 potentially triggering events.
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Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
187 supporters
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13
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102
8
Anonymous
I didn’t see a dog in the show.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
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0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
43 supporters
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0
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
20 supporters
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Is there blackface?
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0
Is there throat mutilation?
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0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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0
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0
Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
22 supporters
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9
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4
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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5
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Is someone stalked?
15 supporters
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101
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3
1
jeff follows a classmate home to retrieve his jar of tadpoles
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2
esvlau
A lot of screaming at young Jeffrey’s house and some neglect
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Yes
7
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1
Yes
101
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4
5
SleepyMaya
Many people are as they try to call the authorities about what happens, or confront Dahmer himself.
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Is a child abused?
65 supporters
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102
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3
6
pinklemonade
Dahmer goes to jail after molesting a 13 year old boy, he also did some experiments on a 14 year old before killing him
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Addiction
3
PatrickvandenEnden
Dahmer's victims were drugged from their drinks laced with sedatives.
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Is there addiction?
7 supporters
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105
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0
2
FIFImulk
Dahmer is an alcoholic which is depicted in many scenes and talked about at times. His Mother may have been addicted to prescription medication as well while suffering from post-partum depression.
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Yes
118
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1
2
Kessiebear81
Jeff is constantly drinking, and it’s discussed multiple times by different people that he has a problem with alcohol
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Animal
1
sapphicswords
Unsure if this is supposed to be for the Netflix show (2022) or the similarly tilted Discovery documentary (2020), but no animals were harmed in the *making* of either series.
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Does a horse die?
54 supporters
Yes
1
No
80
6
Anonymous
No horses
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
96 supporters
Yes
120
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3
9
SleepyMaya
Episodes 2 and 3 are really hard to watch if you care about animals, there are multiple graphic things in them as well as some creepy stories. You can skip those when they start and you won't lose anything important to the story (the frog story is slightly important but honestly I would rather not hear it), but you will likely still see parts of them before you skip. Other than these 2 episodes, most of what you'll see in the other episodes is graphic meat images, and inner organs that are "human organs" story wise, but in reality are probably real animal organs that were used while filming (guts, hearts, etc). But it's not much worse than the average horror movie, other than episodes 2 and 3. The series is still worth watching in my opinion, but do be prepared to skip some scenes.
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Are animals abused?
111 supporters
Yes
154
No
8
19
esvlau
EP2 9:53 to 10:00 if you want to skip the tadpoles in motor oil. It’s not graphic though.

+ EP2 14:50 to 15:50 if you want to skip the raccoon dissection.
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1
Anonymous
Talk of fighting fishing fighting to the death. And how he enjoys that.
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Yes
123
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3
7
many, some are disected
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Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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Yes
1
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2
Are rabbits harmed?
37 supporters
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Yes
1
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3
Does a cat die?
98 supporters
Yes
19
No
85
1
Anonymous
I didn’t see a cat at any point.
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Does a pet die?
86 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
2
No
83
Are there spiders?
1 supporters
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3
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60
Are there snakes?
1 supporters
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5
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58
1
Anonymous
Seen on the tv during the movie exorcism.
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Are there sharks?
6 supporters
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0
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5
Are there bugs?
18 supporters
Yes
28
No
46
1
helpmeout
I just copied and pasted from Are Animals Abused by Anonymous: Episode 3: Fishing scene from 04:20 to 07:40 where worm is put on the hook while they describe how to put it on and still keep it alive.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
0
Almost every time he goes to kill
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Is there pedophilia?
62 supporters
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7
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0
Yes
6
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3
0
NataliaKlim
S1
 E10
Yes, John Wayne Gacy's victim
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Is rape mentioned?
1 supporters
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4
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0
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
13 supporters
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1
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5
Yes
108
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0
3
isopodproductions
handcuffs are put on somebody
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Yes
99
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1
13
isopodproductions
yes. dahmer's a rapist.
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Yes
6
No
1
1
emorybee
I don't remember exactly, but the scenes are NOT mild, even if it doesn't happen explicitly, it's A LOT to watch
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
18 supporters
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Yes
78
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5
Yes
69
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1
3
isopodproductions
several people are strangled.
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6
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0
0
Mashi
S1
 E1
You can see a very realistic polaroid photo near the end of ep. 1 and a severed head shortly after.
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Is there cannibalism?
23 supporters
Yes
130
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2
8
Anonymous
Jeffrey Dahmer was a cannibal. There are cannibalistic scenes & multiple descriptions of seen & unseen acts.
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Is someone crushed to death?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
24
Is someone choked?
13 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Is someone burned alive?
21 supporters
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0
No
62
Yes
0
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58
0
Joyblue
No but there is a scene where Dahmer imagines himself laying down in an open grave with a dead body, as a taphophobic it made me a bit uncomfortable
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Is there body horror?
28 supporters
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4
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6
Is there amputation?
12 supporters
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78
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2
2
isopodproductions
dahmer dismembers a body
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Yes
68
No
4
1
PatrickvandenEnden
Dahmer gets his head bashed in by Christopher Carver.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
1 supporters
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0
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29
Is there a hanging?
22 supporters
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16
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38
4
Lady's body hanging upside down
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Does someone asphyxiate?
16 supporters
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21
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1
Are any teeth damaged?
23 supporters
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Yes
6
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53
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
11
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1
Yes
61
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3
4
Blondebeauty23
Dahmer does crush bones with a hammer but no bones are broken while intact on a humans body.
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Does someone have a seizure?
3 supporters
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0
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43
4
Anonymous
Frozen male genitalia pulled out of a freezer
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Yes
54
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5
1
SophieN
in response to the other comment: this show is about a cannibal. he took and then ate many parts off of people's bodies including fingers & toes.
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Is someone tortured?
55 supporters
Yes
93
No
1
3
KittenWithaWhip
This movie would not qualify as “torture porn”, but Dahmer’s next-door neighbor hears faint but clear screams and pleas for help several times. This is somehow more disturbing than actually seeing it graphically onscreen.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
3 supporters
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0
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41
Does someone fall to their death?
7 supporters
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1
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46
Yes
49
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5
4
Anonymous
First episode victim shoved his fingers in Dahmer eyes to get away.
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Yes
99
No
11
6
esvlau
I am very squeamish about gore but could handle this one. Yes there are some guts (animal and human) but not very identifiable. Also you can see it coming quite easily. If they talk about gore, nine out of ten times you’ll see a flashback about it or something. Overall I’d rate it 6/10 gore wise.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
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14
Does a kid die?
27 supporters
Yes
82
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2
3
SleepyMaya
14 years old child
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Is a minor sexualized?
59 supporters
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Yes
16
No
1
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
2
No
4
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Yes
0
No
45
15
the r word is not used but there is mockery of disability
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
67
No
0
2
FIFImulk
Dahmer's Mother overdoses in one scene and his Father says she has done it multiple times.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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Yes
74
No
1
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
0
No
44
1
SleepyMaya
No, but a mom tries to commit suicide twice. I also think Dahmer's last victim in real life was a young father (if I'm not mistaken) but that isn't really mentioned in the series.
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
42
No
3
1
FIFImulk
I am unsure about this actually, it seems like his Father technically cheated but his parents may have been separated and going through a divorce at that time. It is implied he may have been.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
42
Does a family member die?
10 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
40
Yes
5
No
43
6
ThelmaTodd
Clips from The Exorcist III are briefly shown.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
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48
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
37
No
9
1
PatrickvandenEnden
Pogo The Clown is shown in a brief moment.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
12 supporters
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0
No
3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
5 supporters
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1
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4
Yes
3
No
34
0
IzzyLong
Not exactly a shower scene, but someone has their head forced under water in a bathtub.
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
11 supporters
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Yes
5
No
32
Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
Yes
81
No
8
45
PloppyDaBoppy
ep1: safe.
ep2: safe.
ep3: safe.
ep4: chest compressions are given to a man. he v**** right after at approx. 40:30. skip to 40:50. graphic.
ep5: a man mentions that he is going to v**** but does not. safe.
ep6: safe.
ep7: neighbor gags at gross smell but nothing happens. shortly after, she tells someone that she “almost t*** u*”. Later in the episode the same person gags again. Still, nothing happens. Safe.
ep8: safe.
ep9: safe.
ep10: safe.
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Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Does someone spit?
1 supporters
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Yes
38
No
2
Is there audio gore?
29 supporters
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Yes
61
No
1
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
2
No
15
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
Yes
3
No
38
8
SleepyMaya
Not copaganda exactly, but the police is being very bad and racist there, and not only they totally get away with it, they are also getting rewards by the police department for being "heroes" even though they were awful. The series really criticizes it though, it's edited in a way that it's very obvious to the viewer that they are the opposite of heroes.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there transphobic slurs?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there bisexual cheating?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
36
Yes
48
No
1
1
SleepyMaya
There is an episode in which people donate blood and needles are seen, and in the last episode there is also an execution by injection.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
16 supporters
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Yes
4
No
30
Yes
47
No
1
2
cjn2491
This may upset some people, but towards the end of the last episode you see the inside of the cremation chamber as it cremates an organ. Not graphic whatsoever but if your loved one was cremated recently it might hit a little too close to home.
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Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Mental Health
Yes
39
No
4
2
SleepyMaya
In the last few episodes we see people living with trauma, having nightmares, etc. They never get any professional treatment for it so it might not be an official PTSD, but they are clearly very traumatized and it looks like they have it.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Yes
48
No
2
3
SleepyMaya
The mother tried to commit suicide twice in two different episodes, once by pills and once by gas, it's not very graphic and she survives both attempts though.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
17 supporters
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Yes
68
No
1
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
1
the mother has multiple attempts but is never successful
1 comment | Add comment
Is there misophonia?
23 supporters
Yes
42
No
0
3
isopodproductions
sawing noises, drilling noises, heavy breathing, stabbing sounds, etc...
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Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is there body dysmorphia?
17 supporters
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Yes
29
No
8
3
SleepyMaya
Don't think it was said like that, but the mother tried to commit suicide twice in two different episodes, once by pills and once by gas, it's not very graphic and she survives both attempts though. She does also writer a suicide letter before the second attempt.
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Yes
39
No
2
1
KittenWithaWhip
Dahmer’s victims are clearly, understandably terrified when they realize they are trapped. In episode 9, “The Bobeyman” we see how traumatized the families of his victims and neighbors are, even though he has been apprehended. At least one has a graphic nightmare about him, and some can’t even sleep. For what it’s worth, I have anxiety issues that episode in particular made me anxious enough to need to do deep breathing.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Does someone have an eating disorder?
22 supporters
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Yes
2
No
35
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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Yes
2
No
36
1
Anonymous
Spoiler. His mom attempts.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
Yes
44
No
1
2
Anonymous
3 minutes into to episode 2. And wow it even put off my cats.
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Is there shakey cam?
1 supporters
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Yes
32
No
3
Is there obscene language/gestures?
1 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
3
camera light flashes when taking pictures, sirens from ambulances/police cars

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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
32
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
30
No
4
1
PatrickvandenEnden
Childbirth is shown in the beginning of episode 6.
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
2
SleepyMaya
There is a baby in episode 2 and another one in episode 6 (episode literally begins with a birth).
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Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
32
Yes
65
No
4
13
cttaylor
most of dahmers victims are black gay men
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
62
No
1
3
Kessiebear81
Episode 3, Jeff is called a f***t
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Yes
0
No
31
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
35
Is there hate speech?
19 supporters
Yes
49
No
2
2
petezaparti
Two cops joke about needing to be deloused after an interaction with what they believe to be a gay couple
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1
petezaparti
Some might argue that the show puts gay people in a negative light since Dahmer is gay, but it's a true story, so I don't think it counts.
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Yes
76
No
0
9
isopodproductions
gay men are murdered
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7
Anonymous
In episode 3 around 10:30, Dahmer ‘acts disabled’ as a joke. He puts on a voice and makes stereotypical movements. He and some other school kids laugh about it.
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Are there n-words?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
33
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Relationships
Yes
66
No
0
8
isopodproductions
dahmer murders and has sex with a 14 year old boy
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Sex
Yes
66
No
0
3
PatrickvandenEnden
The show has sexual content throughout.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
24 supporters
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Yes
59
No
3
Yes
24
No
2
1
In the beginning of episode 2 a bare butt Is shown
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Is there bestiality?
46 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
50 supporters
Yes
3
No
32
1
bubbleykisses
there are rumors on the tv in the show that mention dahmers father molesting him but it was said to be not true and nothing else is ever said or shown of it
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Sexism
1
smith0009
Episode 3
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Yes
2
No
4
0
lostuboot
Dahmer's grandmother maybe?
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Social
Yes
8
No
23
6
residents from the apartment that jeff killed in became a crime scene/was hazardous so they all had to leave. insinuated that at least one would be left homeless
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
34
Yes
42
No
2
4
Kessiebear81
There is no happy ending available in this story, so yes
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
23
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
34
Yes
0
No
32
0
BrendaMoe
Very close call Ep 5 after grandma's house.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
1
No
35
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
66
No
0
4
Anonymous
100% filled with actual blood & gore and pictures of it. Also the voice overs describing horrible things.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
27
No
8
4
PatrickvandenEnden
In episode 10, John Wayne Gacy (Pogo The Clown) is shown drowning somebody in a bathtub.
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Is there gun violence?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
25