Fact VS fiction of Netflix Monster

Fact VS fiction of Netflix Monster, The Jeffrey Dahmer story, the monstrous serial killer. Have you watched Netflix’s latest series, Monster- The Jeffrey Dahmer Story? If you haven’t then this article might contain some spoilers for you and on a positive note, this would make a great summary of the thrilling series. Jeffrey Dahmer, the monstrous serial killer of Milwaukee Wisconsin city. His acts have left people shocked and the victims’ families devastated. Netflix’s series shows the grief and pain the victim’s family went through. This series has a bunch of facts straight from Dahmer’s statements which he stated in interviews and during the trial. The series starred Evan peters playing Jeffrey Dahmer.
Before diving into the fact Vs fiction part of the Netflix series monster, let’s know a little about Jeffrey Dahmer.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, united states. He was an American serial killer also named Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster. He committed the murder and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between the span of 1978 and 1991. Upon his arrest on July 22, 1991, with the help of Tracy Edwards, the trial began. He was convicted of fifteen of the sixteen murders that he had committed in Wisconsin. He was sentenced to fifteen terms of life imprisonment on February 17, 1992. Dahmer was later sentenced to a sixteenth term of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978.
On November 28, 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer died due to being beaten by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.

As mentioned earlier Netflix released the series depicting and enlighting the audience about the life the Jeffrey Dahmer. As stated by Netflix, Monster is solely based on a true story and crimes committed by Dahmer. However, there are things that Netflix got factually right and there are also some things that they got factually wrong. Whatever the reason for these changes such as making the scenes a little more horrific or maybe a little less horrific, production banners and directors are open to making certain changes to motion pictures.
Here are the top 4 things that are slightly different from what actually happened.

Let’s discuss:

1. Glenda Cleveland did not live in the same building as Dahmer’s.

In the Netflix series, Glenda Cleveland who was a significant part of Jeffrey’s arrest was shown as a neighbor of Dahmer sharing the same building. But in fact, she did not reside in the same building as Dahmer’s. She actually lived in the other building in the same locality as Dahmer’s. The fact that she called and informed the police officer about Dahmer and why she was suspecting something about him was all true.

2. There was no Pamela bass in the limited series

Pamela bass who lived next door to Dahmer was not mentioned in the Netflix limited series. After Dahmer’s arrest, she went on record and told that one time Jeffrey gave her a sandwich. In addition to that, she also said that she was quite fond of him and did not suspect him of anything and that he seemed friendly and sharing.

3. Dahmer did not drink bags of blood as shown in the series

As shown in the series, Jeffrey Dahmer did not drink bags of blood while he was working at Milwaukee blood plasma center as a phlebotomist. Though as stated by Dahmer’s reports to the police he did took a sip of blood. He said, he tried to drink a vial of blood on the roof of the plasma center, but he ended up spitting it out.

4. Dahmer refused to wear glasses during the trail

The yellow glasses Dahmer wore every day became a trademark of him. But during the trial, he refused to wear his glasses. The reason of for that was told him during an interview with Inside Edition. He said-“I felt uncomfortable looking anyone in the face, I didn’t want to see anyone’s face clearly, it helped me disassociate myself from what was happening.”

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