The new show, which tells the story of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has left one family ‘retraumatised’.
Murderer Dahmer, also known as the ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’, raped and slaughtered 17 men and boys.
The crimes happened between 1978 and 1991 and involved the dismemberment of his victim’s bodies.
Jeffrey was found to be legally sane at the time of his trial, despite being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and psychotic disorder.
While serving sixteen life terms in prison for murder, Dahmer was beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver.
As Netflix tells the story of the insane monster, a family member of one of his victims has criticized the series.
The program recreates a scene where Rita Isbell – the older sister of Errol Lindsey, who was 19 when Jeffrey killed him – breaks down in court.
However, Rita’s cousin Eric has hit out at the show for its image of Errol’s heartbroken sister.
He said: “I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show.
— Carol DaRonch (@CarolDaRonch) September 21, 2022
“It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”
The synopsis for the new Netflix series is as follows: “The series exposes these unconscionable crimes, centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.”
While serving his sixteen life terms in prison for murder, Dahmer was beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream now on Netflix.