“A warped wonder of a movie” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Exceptionally moving.” - Hollywood Reporter
“Mysterious, sad, even funny, and eventually terrifying” - Los Angeles Times
"Might be the most ineffably ’70s movie since Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.” - David Edelstein, NY Magazine
My adaptation of the critically praised, best selling graphic novel MY FRIEND DAHMER by Derf Backderf is on the 2014 Black List.
Based on actual events... the film centers around Jeff Dahmer, a misunderstood, darkly depraved teenager, during his junior & senior years of high school.
Set in a truly weird and sinister 1970s adolescent world, Jeff tries to make new friends as his divorcing parents, teachers, and friends ignore his descent into alcoholism and madness. Jeff will later become the most depraved serial killer since Jack The Ripper.
This is the story before that story.