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The Dahmer series, by its full name Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer, is a hit on Netflix. Released last week, the portrait of this famous American killer shocked a lot. If you want to find that horror thrill in other shows and movies, we’re here to help you choose. Let’s go!
- 4 stories inspired by real events
- 3 fictional thrillers
4 stories inspired by real events
If you enjoy police investigations and the real look makes you shiver, we can advise you Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile. This is a film that details part of the life of the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. Based on a book written by the former girlfriend and fiancée of the murderer, this production available on Netflix offers us a point of view a little different from what we already knew about this horrible character. You can also find the film on the streaming platform Zodiac. As its name suggests, this title retraces the investigation of the very mysterious Zodiac killer. A critically acclaimed film by David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven). If you’re sick of American murderers, The snake follows French serial killer Charles Sobhraj. This British production stages the murderer and his accomplice in Bangkok in the 70s. We can also be interested in several serial killers at the same time in mindhunter. Inspired by two books by John E. Douglas, a former FBI agent and profiler, we attend interviews with several murderers in order to identify their personalities.
3 fictional thrillers
If you’re not very comfortable with true serial killer stories, that’s understandable. Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer, has created controversy over his lack of consideration for the families of the victims. Some have not been contacted at all about the production of the series, and others are suffering from seeing their traumas resurface on the screens of thousands of people. Our small selection only contains fictional series or films that are available on the Netflix platform.
Let’s start our selection with Bone Collector. Considered a classic thriller by many, it’s an American film released in 1999. Adaptation of the novel The Boneless by Jeffery Deaver, we follow Lincoln Rhyme, an expert criminologist who works for the New York police. Despite his handicap, he continues to help his colleagues, including a young policewoman (Angelina Jolie) who is investigating a serial killer. We can also mention You, an American series that was very successful in 2018. It features a fictional serial killer named Joe Goldberg who becomes obsessed with a woman he is madly in love with. With currently three seasons available, the fourth should arrive in 2023. In a completely different register, Split by M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense, Signs) has aspects that might appeal to thriller fans. This film features a character who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder and who abducts and holds three teenage girls captive. This fiction focuses more on the psychological aspect of the main character.