THE last journalist to interview Jeffrey Dahmer before his death insists fans will be drawn to the new series about his heinous crimes of ‘morbid curiosity’.
Inside Edition’s Nancy Glass, who interviewed the convicted serial killer and sex offender in 1993, fought back criticism that the new Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story romanticized his crimes.
Fox News asked Glass if she thought the show romanticized Dahmer’s crimes, to which she replied, “No, I don’t.”
“I think they satisfy our curiosity about how something like this could really happen.
“Everyone wants to know… how did this happen? Can I see that? How do I avoid that?”
The journalist continued, “I know this may seem bizarre, but I think it’s more about morbid curiosity than romance.”
The Milwaukee Cannibal, as he was known, raped and killed 17 boys and young men from 1978 to 1991.
He would also dismember the bodies of his victims and eat several of them.
During his interview with Glass, Dahmer said, “I had these obsessive desires and thoughts, wanting to be in control [the victims]Um, I don’t know how to say owning her permanently.”
Glass said that during her interview in prison, she thought “how terrifying it is that he seems completely normal.”
“It would have been a huge relief if he’d been like Charles Manson or something,” Glass said.
“Then you’d be like, ‘Oh my God, I could have seen that a mile away.’ You would never have noticed.”
The Netflix series was also criticized by the families of Dahmer’s victims.
Some argued that Netflix should have contacted them about the series beforehand, Fox reported.
The series recreates a scene where Rita Isbell – the older sister of Errol Lindsey, who was 19 when he was murdered by Dahmer – collapses in court.
However, Rita’s cousin Eric criticized the show for his impression of Errol’s heartbroken sister.
He said: “I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge but if you’re really curious about the victims my family (the Isbells) are mad at this show.
“It keeps getting re-traumatized, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”
During the interview with Fox, Glass said, “No matter what happens, it’s not a good feeling for the family members, but it wasn’t a documentary, it’s a fiction.”
“For example, this idea that the neighbors call all the time, they don’t have that. That wasn’t true.”
Glass added, “This is … a miniseries by a producer and writer who’s making really great programming, and that’s what they’ve done here.”
“They combined a lot of different things that happen.”
Dahmer was beaten to death by another inmate in prison in 1994 at the age of 34.
Glass previously told The US Sun: “I think he was mocking people, he wanted that. He wanted to escape.
“In prison he could not do what he wanted, which was to continue his evil behavior.
“He stayed up all night and slept all day because he couldn’t stand the daylight.”
She added: “He said his Lord and Savior would forgive him. Let’s not sugarcoat it, he was a psychopath.”
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