Parent reviews for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

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Common Sense says

age 16+

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Parents say

age 17+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 21 reviews

age 18+

Disgusting

After watching one and a half episodes even with fast forwarding parts. I failed to see why this show was ever even produced. his sociopathic had no bounds there was no specific method to his madness his spectrum of sociopathic-Ness was broad. only he could ever explain why he did what he did. and even that wouldn’t make sense to anyone. I felt that it was pointless to try to understand him even in this show! The only thing I got was power and everyone around him was a specimen. It was sick deranged demented and a unfounded subject to show the world. I feel films like this cause more damage. he gives people with similar thoughts and tendencies to think of him as a kinder spirit when they have none they are robotic and Deranged and sick. I almost threw up five times I see no point in the show. other than trying to understand somebody that wasn’t even humane and projecting this garbage into this world! Which helps no one.
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age 18+

OUTSTANDING! But NOT for anyone younger than 18!

First of all, this series was hands down THE BEST true crime series I have ever seen. It was horrific, extremely sad, violent, wicked, shocking, disturbing, true to what actually happened, and most of all OUTSTANDING. With that being said, as a mother of 2 it is NOT for children. This is very deep, and extremely dark. I highly recommend to NOT allow your children to watch this. I also must say that if Evan Peters doesn't get every award there is to be won, I will lose my mind. He is the BEST actor of our generation.
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Hardcore Series

This movie is amazing but is the most violent thing I have ever seen in my life. This movie can trigger psychotic traits so if you are under 18 and you watch this be carful cause this show is hardcore

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 15+

Intriguing, yet deeply grisly and disturbing series sheds light on the dark side of the world

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022) follows serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer from his childhood to his arrest in 1991 after killing countless innocent young men and a child in Milwaukee. The series dives deep into the graphic, grisly details with heavy content throughout to the point where viewers may want to take a break in between certain episodes, especially the first which doesn’t resist on getting into the horrific situations quickly. Expect lots of unsettling and disturbing images and content throughout, and some violence, although most of the murders happen off camera and are implied through audio or aftermaths. These scenes include heard audio of men being cut up with saws, brief images of severed heads, arms, legs and human hearts being removed from fridges and areas of tables, men being knocked to the ground (one notable scene shows a man hit on the head and killed with a weight) and strangled. All of his victims are sexually abused afterwards although this is never explicitly shown, however we do see Jeff taking images of the corpses, kissing severed heads and laying on nude bodies. Jeff is shown smashing and sawing corpses off camera, we see him swinging the hammer and sawing with audio effects but the bodies aren’t shown. One scene shows a man with his chest and ribs caved in and his face maimed. We see Polaroids of positioned and dismembered corpses, these images are exact replicas (or even the real pictures) of corpses in real life. The violence and gore is not very graphic as most of it is implied, but the disturbing nature is very overwhelming and the amount of atrocities shown on the show is extremely heavy even for mature adult viewers. also expect sexual content including scenes of masturbation and heavily implied sexual violence, lots of sexually violent acts committed on unconscious men (taking photos of their nude bodies, Jeff snuggling with an unconscious man and a corpse). Full frontal male nudity is briefly shown in a gay bath house scene, but with no sexual acts depicted. Exoact lots of foul language (f*ck, g*ddamn and sh*t). Jeff drugs his victims as well.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 17+
Really good series, NOT for kids. Extremely disturbing scenes, nude scenes, and a very dark story.
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age 18+

great but very eerie

the show was really interesting, especially having read about dahmer beforehand and seeing how the show followed real events very closely. the show was very captivating, however i wouldn’t recommend any kids or teens to watch it, it’s very unnerving and eerie
age 16+

Decent show

Interesting tv show based off Dahmer and his victims. Show has mild male nudity (I've seen female nudity more graphic than this in other TV shows and movies), drug use and drinking is seen throughout the series. The violence is not as graphic as most make it out to be (SAW and Halloween has worse graphic scenes)
age 16+

Excellent but for adults

I am from Milwaukee but was young when he was arrested. Very good series! Shows all sides of the situation. His neighbor, his dad, his mom, families of the victims. Up to the end when he is murdered in prison. I feel bad for the families of the victims. I don’t want the series to open old wounds. But, it was very well done. The man that played Dahmer was a dead ringer for him. No pun intended 😬
age 12+

good show not for anyone under 12 or 13

good show i liked it
age 14+

I guess its ok for teenagers

It's a really good show. Great documentation of Jeffrey Dahmer, but for kids to watch is a gamble. I watched it, and it honestly depends on how sensitive your child is to NSFW content, the show can be pretty disturbing even for an adult. I would have to say at least 14 years old, but take note on what your child is sensitive to. Most teens probably see nudity daily online and play enough games to know what gore looks like, so honestly any teen 14+ could probably watch it

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex