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A photograph of actor Evan Peters in character portraying notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has surfaced — and it is chillingly accurate.
The “American Horror Story” actor will be playing the serial killer for the forthcoming Netflix limited series, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” E! Online published the first photo of Peters in the role, which was captured on the set in Los Angeles on Tuesday. In the image, the brunette Peters is sporting the distinctive Dahmer blonde hairdo and large rimmed glasses in addition to jeans and a button-up shirt.
More photos of his look have been posted on social media, stirring delight among true crime fans and the actor's devotees.
Dahmer killed 17 men and boys over the course of 13 years. What made this Milwaukee man so notorious was the fact that he didn’t just hunt down and kill his targets between 1978–1991 — he ate some of their body parts, too. A human head was even found in his refrigerator when he was finally caught.
“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is certainly not the first dramatized account of the killer, nicknamed the “Milwaukee Cannibal.” There have been several movies based on his life and crimes, including the 2002 film, “Dahmer,” starring Jeremy Renner. Most recently, “My Friend Dahmer” was released in 2017. It depicted the killer’s high school years and the events leading up to his first murder. It starred Ross Lynch as Dahmer and is based upon the graphic novel of the killer's high school classmate and former friend, Derf Backderf.
The upcoming Netflix series, announced in March, will span 10 episodes. The project, created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, also stars Richard Jenkins as Dahmer’s father and Niecy Nash as a woman who had warned police about the killer.
Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences in prison in 1992 but did not serve much of it — two years later, he was beaten to death in prison by a fellow inmate.
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