Chris James Thompson’s unconventional documentary The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
isn’t what most people might consider a prime example of the genre, but for anyone fascinated by one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, it does occasionally make for compelling viewing.
In July of 1991, Dahmer was arrested after one of his intended victims made a daring escape. In the days and months that followed, newspapers around the world offered shocking accounts of necrophilia and cannibalism committed by a madman who had slowly succumbed to his darkest desires. When Dahmer's two-week trial came to an end, the court found him sane and guilty on 15 cou...