The series premiere of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has received limited critical attention so far, with only six reviews published on the site. rotten tomatoes at the time of writing. Many of the positives highlight the use of victims to tell this horrific story. “It’s a creative choice that makes the resulting series endlessly suspenseful, giving this story the weight it deserves,” they wrote on Twitter. Decisive.
Viewers find the topic just as disturbing, even if many know the details. “The fact that Dahmer is an extremely infamous serial killer doesn’t make it any easier to watch,” he tweeted. @ast0ldbyginger_ “Even though I know what’s going to happen, it still makes me fucking worried.”
Others applaud the show’s performances, especially Evan Peters’ performance of Dahmer. Some viewers thought that the Emmy winner was transformed thanks to a complex image. twitter user @MrMiller_007 wrote: “Evan Peters is chilling. For me, this is his best acting work.” They are not alone in their praise for the American Horror Story star. “So good that I was terrified” @saderdazzee published.
Nisi Nash’s portrayal of Glenda Cleveland is also receiving acclaim. Cleveland – Dahmer’s neighbor at the time – tried several times to draw attention to his crimes, but the police ignored every attempt. Some viewers are hoping that the actress will receive an award or two for her outstanding performance. “I sincerely hope that Nicy Nash will be nominated for an Emmy Award. Her acting is fantastic.” wrote @sagevalentine.