New Netflix Show ‘Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story’ gives viewers mixed feelings



By Andrea Fitzgerald, staff writer

On September 21, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan released their new show ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ about american serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. The show has hit the Netflix top ten and has hit it fast, viewers find the story disturbing and the society appalling.

The Netflix original shows gory pictures and scenes that show the awful and gruesome acts of the cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. the victims families have a hard time watching one person even say that they felt like it was happening all over again.

This show wasn’t fair to the families that suffered through trials. they now can relive the same thing over again if they were to watch the new original. Rita Isbell, the sister to Errol Lindsey a victim of Jeffrey Dahmer’s rampage of cannibalism, said in an insider article regarding how she felt about the Netflix original, “When I saw some of the show, it bothered me, especially when I saw myself… If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought it was me… That’s why it felt like reliving it all over again. It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then” she then continues to say that “I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it.”

Others agree with the fact that the producers should have asked for permission instead of forgiveness. A student in Wayne Hills is willing to share her thinking on the fairness of the way the producers decided to leave the families out of the decision of the show.

Amber Petersen a sophomore , said, “I think that the producers should have definitely asked the victims families since that type of incident can reintroduce trauma to the victims and their families.”