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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Salacious true crime story has sex, violence, cruelty.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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age 16+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 18+


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.
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.

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This salacious series is both hard to watch and hard to take your eyes off of. Very little time is given to the victims and their families in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story -- instead the series goes into great detail about Dahmer's family life, state of mind, and choices. While not quite campy, it treats the real-life (and really horrible) subject somewhat lightly, not unlike Ryan Murphy's previous series about a murderer, The Assassination of Gianni Versace. This particular crime story, while enjoyable as a drama, ultimately feels empty and uncomfortable.

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