Netflix drops second trailer for Dahmer starring Evan Peters premiering tonight

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Netflix drops second trailer for Dahmer starring Evan Peters premiering tonight

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Even Peters is getting creepier by the second as a new trailer for his upcoming Netflix series has just dropped.

Peters' eerie new persona was well and truly established in the first trailer for Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which was released earlier this month and involved a poor, unsuspecting neighbour questioning him about the smell in his apartment.

Needless to say, things haven't got much better in the latest trailer as Dahmer is immediately found with a suspicious load of bin bags in the back of his car, which no matter what he says, almost certainly aren't clippings from the garden.

Hear his excuses below:

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The trailers set the scene for an intense, intriguing and downright horrifying series, but all will be revealed when the show drops on Netflix at midnight (21 September).

The dramatised version of the events are based on the true and terrifying story of Dahmer, who confessed to murdering at least 17 people during a 13-year killing spree. It comes from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, and stars Michael Learned, Khetphet Phagnasay, Karen Malina White, Brayden Maniago and Phet Mahathongdy alongside Peters.

Niecy Nash plays Dahmer's neighbour, Glenda Cleveland, in the series, and the trailers have made clear she's going to be a problem for the killer as she can be heard asking: "Excuse me? Jeff? I gotta say, that smell is worse than ever. I saw you go out to the dumpster and throw out a whole bunch of bad meat, so the smell should be gone by now. Jeff?” 

As well as delving in to the horrific crimes committed by Dahmer, the series aims to expose the 'continuous institutional failures and pervasive systemic racism that enabled him to carry them out for over a decade', according to Netflix's Tudum.

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It shows how the killer continued to get away with his crimes despite Glenda literally telling police 'somebody is either being hurt or killed', and how a judge declares he's going to give Dahmer a 'second chance' so he can learn his lesson.

Rashad Robinson, the president of non-profit civil rights advocacy organisation Color of Change, stressed that the story of marginalised communities being overlooked is a key part of the series, telling Tudum: "This is a different story than the stories that have been told.

"Because yes, it is a story about Dahmer, but it’s also a story about the victims. It is a story not just about the victims who were murdered, but about the community, about the chilling impact of not just what Jeffrey Dahmer was able to do in all the harm, but all the ways in which the police, the larger leadership in Milwaukee, the media and so many others in society were complicit.”

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is released on Netflix on 21 September.

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Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Film and TV, Crime

Emily Brown
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