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IFC Midnight falls for horror documentary The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

08.08.2012by: Jake Dee

What's the last good horror doc you scoped?

Maybe this will contend. IFC Midnight has announced its US/UK acquisition of Chris James Thompson’s new documentary THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES, with plans of an early 2013 release.

Co-written by Jack Turner, Andrew Swant and Joe Riepenhoff - the doc recalls:

In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES is a documentary that explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.

Pretty intense, no doubt. About it, IFC Pres. Jonathan Sehring said:

"Chris James Thompson has made one of the creepiest documentaries of the year that lingers in the mind long after the film has ended. He’s approached the well-known subject of Jeffrey Dahmer in a new and inventive way that managed to completely unnerve us. It also promises you will never eat a sandwich quite the same way. We look forward to working with Chris as well as the entire team that made this film.”

I'm sold. Are you?

Extra Tidbit: CROPSEY was probably my last...
Source: IFC Midnight

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