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‘People will disagree, but he shows signs of remorse’: Joe Berlinger saw a different side to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer when making Netflix documentary

Conversations with a Killer’ comes out just two weeks after a dramatisation about Dahmer was released on the streaming platform

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Jeffrey Dahmer drugged, killed and defiled 17 men and boys of colour between 1978 and 1991. Photo: Netflix

Jeffrey Dahmer drugged, killed and defiled 17 men and boys of colour between 1978 and 1991. Photo: Netflix

Joe Berlinger (left) and Zac Efron, who starred in Berlinger's ‘Extremely Wicked’. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Joe Berlinger (left) and Zac Efron, who starred in Berlinger's ‘Extremely Wicked’. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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Jeffrey Dahmer drugged, killed and defiled 17 men and boys of colour between 1978 and 1991. Photo: Netflix

I literally stared into the abyss of evil and saw things most people shouldn’t see.”

So Joe Berlinger, the director behind Netflix’s new Jeffrey Dahmer documentary, tells me over Zoom one sunny autumn afternoon. He is bespectacled with a grey beard and an avuncular whiff of Mandy Patinkin about him.


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