The family are reportedly not happy about the new series (Pictures: Netflix)
New Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been slammed by one of the serial killer’s victim’s family members claiming the show has ‘retraumatised’ their loved ones.
The series was released on Netflix on September 22 telling the story of Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, including his childhood, adult life, crimes, how he was caught, and the court case that followed.
Monster sees American Horror Story star Evan Peters take on the role of Dahmer, who was convicted of brutally killing 17 victims in total, all male, between the years of 1978 and 1991.
Following his capture by police, he was eventually imprisoned in 1992.
Once in prison, Dahmer died at the age of 34 after being beaten to death by another inmate.
A scene from the series has gone viral since its release, in which Rita Isbell, the older sister of Errol Lindsey, a 19-year-old man who was killed by Dahmer, speaks during the killer’s trial.
Evan Peters takes on the role of Jeffrey Dahmer in the Netflix series (Picture: Netflix)
One scene, in particular, has gone viral due to its likeness to the real-life trial (Picture: Netflix)
Many have compared the scene to real-life footage from the 1992 trial, sharing the comparisons across social media.
However, a family member of Isbell and Lindsey has condemned the series and claimed they are unhappy with it being made.
‘I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge right now, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbells) are p****d about this show,’ Twitter user @ericthulu wrote on their page, who says Lindsey and Isbell are his cousins.
‘It’s retraumatising over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?
Iâm not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if youâre actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbellâs) are pissed about this show. Itâs retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need? https://t.co/CRQjXWAvjx
— eric. (@ericthulhu) September 22, 2022
He also wrote on his Instagram page that he would not be watching the series.
‘No my family is not happy. RIP to my cousin Errol Lindsey and all the other victims,’ he said.
The ten-part series is told through the lives of the victims who were impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed Dahmer to continue his killing spree from 1978 to 1991.
It also focuses on errors made by the Wisconsin police forces during their hunt for him.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to watch on Netflix now.
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