Evan Peters has won a Golden Globe for his chilling performance as Jeffrey Dahmer in the Netflix series.
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a dramatization of the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer who was convicted of the horrific killing of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991.
Dahmer also admitted to being a cannibal and eating the flesh of his victims.
He would drug and sexually assault his victims – even sometimes performing twisted experiments on them.
The serial killer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences but was beaten to death by an inmate in 1994.
Peters beat Taron Egerton in Blackbird, Colin Firth in The Staircase, Sebastian Stan in Pam & Tommy, Andrew Garfield in Under the Banner of Heaven for the Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture category.
During his acceptance speech, Peters said:
“Thank you to the HFPA, thank you to Netflix and Mr. Ryan Murphy for letting me be a part of your brilliant vision again… and the entire post-production team for showing me how they work their brilliant magic. I want to thank this incredible cast and crew and directors.”
“Everyone gave it their all and I would not be up here without them. I want to thank my family, friends, and loved ones who carried me to the finish line.
“And last but most importantly I want to thank everyone who watched the show it was a difficult one to make, a difficult one to watch but I sincerely hope some good came out of it.”
The series received some mixed reactions online, with some finding the content too disturbing to get passed the first episode and others being hooked.
One of Dahmer’s neighbors, Glenda Cleveland played by Niecy Nash, played a key part in the show.
Cleveland lived next door to Dahmer and suspected something was off, so contacted the police who unfortunately brushed her off and that is one of the reasons Dahmer got away with his crimes for so many years.
However, according to local newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cleveland did not live next door to the serial killer. She lived in a completely separate building.
Watch the creepy trailer below:
The show’s consulting producer, Rashad Robinson, said that it is a “story of deep and systemic injustice, of people who were harmed and all the ways in which society failed them.”