The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story (1993) Movie Review

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The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story (1993)

1993 | R | Horror, Drama, Crime, Biography
99 minutes / 1h 39min

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The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story Plot Synopsis:

Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story (1993) Review

The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993) 1h 39 min American biography crime-drama film that was shot in several locations in California, USA. Director, producer and composer David R. Bowen (Witchtrap (1989), Season of Fear (1989)) did a fabulous job executing this very informative movie. The film informs us at the beginning of the movie that events/details have been changed, but it still manages to capture Jeffrey’s inexplicable acts.


Jeffrey Dahmer is one of the world’s notorious necrophile, and cannibalistic serial killers in history and it did not take long for a film to be made about him - it only took two years to make him famous. Jeffrey’s apartment was revealed to be a chamber of horrors where he tortured his victims to death and sliced/chopped up the victims bodies and froze them. Carl Crew (Blood Diner (1987), Urban Legends (1998), Gross Out (1990)) did a fantastic job portraying Jeffrey who committed his cannibalistic murders for 14 years. Jeffrey killed about 17 males and kept their body parts as part of his trophy collection.

It was terrifying to see how Jeffrey descended into madness as he works through his abandonment issues. Serial killer movies tend to make me see the world for what it is and makes me realize that we are not safe as we think we might be. The film was remotely interesting but very entertaining in the sense that we get to see a movie where it is based on actual crimes, although fictionalized for legal measures, which make it captivating as we see Jeffrey’s psychopathic behavior.

Carl Crew did justice to his part/role as his acting was convincible/realistic as can be because he knows how to perpetrate horror. The thought of knowing that all the events happened in real life is so gut-wrenching that it makes you want to puke. The movie contains extreme violence, gore, suspense, intense scenes, chaos, sexual suggestions but no nudity, disturbing, frightening scenes, serial killer , blood splatter, decapitation, dead animal, taxidermy, and bloody murders. With all said, the movies low budget can be easily seen, but it does not take away from the story.

  • The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.87
  • IMDB: 5.8

About The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story 1993

Title: The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story
AKA: The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer
Year: 1993
Runtime: 99 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Crime, Biography
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.94/5 stars from 549 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 549
MPAA Rating: R
The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast Starring: John Collins, Carl Crew, Jill Cox, Hilda Boulware, Suzie Campbell, Cassidy Phillips, Jordan Cox, Michelle Silveira, Marz Jagger, Donna Stewart Bowen, Lisa Marks, Melanite Haymon, Jason Hurst, Jeanne Bascom, Chuck Record, Peter Napoles, Vonda Shrader, G-Jo Reed, Don Jose Christian, Walter McBride, Mario Capra, David Angelis, Lando St. Clair, Enrique Gavilanes, Jeff Theis, Rowdy Jackson, Douglas Moore, Aaron Baxton, Aaron Braxton, Andrew Christian English
The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story Writers: NA
The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer Story Director: David R. Bowen
Language: English
Country: USA