Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes review

October 6, 2022
Jordan Lyon 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

A deep insight into the life of Jeffrey Dahmer. It’s very much like the previous two entries of the Conversations With a Killer shows. And that could be enough to motivate the audience to watch all three episodes in one sitting.

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3.5

Summary

A deep insight into the life of Jeffrey Dahmer. It’s very much like the previous two entries of the Conversations With a Killer shows. And that could be enough to motivate the audience to watch all three episodes in one sitting.

This review of the Netflix true crime series Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes does not contain spoilers.

It’s the true crime story that has everyone talking. And that is mainly due to the scripted drama Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer StoryAs the show stands as the number one show on Netflix, does the docuseries come at the perfect time, or is it a case of too much too soon?

Similarly to Thai Cave Rescue, Netflix has followed Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story with a documentary based on the horrifying crime. If you were fans of the other two Conversations with a Killer shows (one focuses on John Wayne Gacy, and the other is on Ted Bundy), chances are that you’ll enjoy this one too. In this one, like the others, there are interviews with experts, family members, friends, and survivors, with old footage and photographs proving to be a huge part of the show. And obviously, there are tape recordings of Jeffrey himself.

Although the show provides an in-depth look into Jeffrey, his murders, and the subsequent trial, it doesn’t go over the top to horrify the audience. Instead, it remains rather neutral in tone as it goes through the serial killer’s life. And that’s both a good and bad thing. Obviously, the subject matter is far from neutral, and just listening to the stories is enough to keep you up at night. 

Like Netflix, if you’re obsessed with true crime, you’re going to enjoy watching this. With the scripted series only just being released, it might have been best to reduce the number of episodes so as not to overkill, much like it did with Thai Cave Rescue and The Trapped 13: How We Survived the Thai CaveRegardless, I think there’ll be plenty out there who won’t mind, and they’ll dive straight into the docuseries anyways. 

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