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Full Trailer For Upcoming ‘My Friend Dahmer’ Film Criticized For Romanticizing Serial Killing

Earlier this week, a full trailer for the upcoming film My Friend Dahmer was released. The movie, based on the graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf, tells the story of the socially awkward teenager who would grow up to become one of America’s most notorious serial killers.

Backderf’s book was based on his real life experiences of befriending the young outcast with a penchant for collecting dead animals. While the graphic novel concludes with Backderf receiving a call about Dahmer’s killings (many years after losing touch with his friend) the film will end with Dahmer’s first murder.

Alex Lynch, known for more wholesome roles on the Disney Channel, will play Dahmer in the upcoming movie: “I think you’re not going to be able to see the teen heartthrob in this role,” explains Backderf. “It’s not a slasher film – it’s a very melancholy tale full of regret and remorse that shows this young kid

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