‘My Friend Dahmer’: Movie about serial killer’s life filmed in NE Ohio

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MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 6: Suspected serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer enters the courtroom of judge Jeffrey A. Wagner 06 August 1991. Dahmer has been charged with eight additional counts of first-degree murder, bringing the number of homicides he is charged with to 12. The judge increased Dahmer's bail to five million dollars. He was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life terms or a total of 957 years in prison. Dahmer was killed by a fellow prisoner, Christopher Scarver, 28 November 1994 at Columbia Correctional Institution, Portage, Wisconsin. (FILM) (Photo credit should read EUGENE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, Ohio– A movie about the life of Jeffrey Dahmer is being filmed in the Cleveland area.

According to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, “My Friend Dahmer” is shooting at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

The movie, based on the book by Derf Backderf, tells the story of the serial killer’s high school years in Northeast Ohio.

Dahmer moved into a home in Bath Township with his parents when he was 8 years old.

Not long after graduating from Revere High School, he took 18-year-old Steven Mark Hicks to the home where Hicks was killed and dismembered.

Dahmer later moved from the house, ultimately settling in Wisconsin where he killed most of his 17 victims over a time span of 13 years.

“My Friend Dahmer” stars Anne Heche, and Ross Lynch, who was in “Austin & Ally,” and “Muppets Most Wanted,” plays a young Jeffrey Dahmer.

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