Following its debut on Netflix last week, the movie Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, starring Evan Peters as infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has climbed to the top spot.
Here is the trailer for the eerie series:
Be careful who you dress as.
However, as Halloween nears, individuals are being urged not to dress up as the serial murderer, who was charged with killing and mutilating 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.
Some fans expressed their worries about the timing of the show’s popularity and the possibility that the serial killer might be imitated in the name of a popular holiday on Twitter.
“The ongoing lack of sorrow for Dahmer’s victims on social media makes me feel many people are going to dress as Jeffery Dahmer and his victims for Halloween and that is just horrible,” wrote Nicole Murray on social media in response to the idea.
Another Twitter user, @Maumancillaa, commented, “And remember, dressing up as Ted Bundy or any real killer is not the same as dressing up as a fictional slasher.” I don’t want to see a f***ing Jeffrey Dahmer on Halloween, especially in light of the just released series.
A third person, Dee Holt, advised “White people, do NOT dress up like Jefferey Dahmer for Halloween this year.”
Fourth: Since it is now officially October, I believe it is important to remind folks that serial killers are not appropriate Halloween costumes.
Furthermore, a fifth person, @g0thwant tobe, commented: “No one wants to see your tiny blonde partner dressed as Jeffery Dahmer. Affected were and are actual individuals. The trauma suffered by victims is not your Halloween costume.
Even though it may seem unlikely that trick-or-treaters would choose to dress as convicted murderers just because of a TV show, this is not the first year that a hit Netflix series has had an impact on people’s Halloween costumes.
Squid Game, one of the most popular shows on the platform at the time, swept the world by storm last year. Even after that, through the end of November 2021, the series managed to stay in the top 10.
And as a result, a flurry of costume businesses jumped on board, making the show’s recognizable green tracksuits the must-have Halloween outfit.
Chinese costume makers in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, informed the Global Times that after the show’s success, daily sales of various costumes from the series reached as much as 3,000 units per day.
Another employee in the Guangdong Province city of Futian claimed that their plant had to “work overtime” to keep up with the overwhelming demand.