And I hate using the word “excited” but oh well. If you’re someone who’s into true crime, it’s setting up to be an exciting time media wise. There are some new movies in the works and some shows!
My Friend Dahmer
I’m pretty sure I’ve spoken about the graphic novel “My Friend Dahmer” before, but obviously the movie is based on that novel. It follows Jeffrey Dahmer through his High School years. It’s a different angle and a very interesting book! The trailer for the film looks excellent. Ross Lynch plays the role of Jeffrey Dahmer. Anne Heche has a role as well as his mother. While the film has been playing at festivals, I don’t think it hits theaters until later in the Fall. I believe the release date for the U.S. is November 3rd! The reviews I’ve seen have all been positive! To keep up to date on the movie, you can follow the Twitter account here.
I was beyond excited when I heard about this! If you’re someone who reads a lot of true crime you’re probably familiar with the name John E. Douglas. He’s one of the founding members of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. He’s published a lot of books about the cases he’s worked on and this series is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Did I mention David Fincher (“Zodiac”) is the Executive Producer? He is, which means this is going to be something to see. Oh and guess who else is an EP? Charlize Theron. The firepower behind this has my exceptions very high. “Mindhunter” debuts on Netflix on October 13th. Yes, that’s a Friday.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
There’s not much out about this film yet but you might have heard of it because Zac Efron has signed on to play Bundy. I know some people might be side eyeing that casting choice but I can see it. Ted Bundy was a charmer and if there’s something Efron is full of, it’s charm. I’m glad someone is giving him the chance to get away from comedy and really sink his teeth into a role. The movie centers around the relationship between Bundy and his girlfriend, Elizabeth, and is seen from her point of view. In the end, she ended up turning him into police after being in denial that something was wrong. Like with “My Friend Dahmer,” I’m looking forward to a movie that focuses on a different angle and doesn’t just give us a repeat of everything we know.
What do you think? Are you going to checking out any of these films or shows? I think once “Mindhunter” starts up, I might do a review here or there. I’m really interested to see what cases the show features.