HALLOWEEN revellers have been warned not to dress up as cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer – or they could be beaten up.
Social media users are sickened at the prospect of partygoers making light of Dahmer’s real life crimes, which feature in a hit Netflix series.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has shot to number one in the Netflix charts.
It dramatises the horrific 13-year murder spree of the Milwaukee Cannibal, who killed at least 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991.
He butchered and ate some victims, and allegedly poured acid into their brains hoping to turn them into sex-slave zombies.
The series has sparked renewed interest in Dahmer – and fears he will be a top choice for twisted Halloween costumes this year.
One social media user said: “The constant lack of remorse for Dahmer’s victims on social media makes me believe many people are going dress as Jeffery Dahmer and his victims for Halloween and that is so sick.”
Another said: “Remember, dressing up as Ted Bundy or any real killer is not the same as dressing up as a fictional slasher.
“More so with the series that just came out, I don’t want to see a f***ing Jeffrey Dahmer on Halloween.”
A third said: “No one wants to see your skinny blonde boyfriend dressed as Jeffery Dahmer. Real people were and still are affected. Victims’ trauma is not your Halloween costume.”
Others were more direct, with one warning: “If I see any Jeffery Dahmer Halloween costumes I’m gon start swinging.”
Hit Netflix shows have inspired Halloween revellers in previous years.
Last year thousands of partygoers chose to go as characters from Squid Game.
Factories said they had to work round the clock making replica green tracksuits worn by the “players” and the guards’ menacing red outfits.
Some primary school in Scotland banned Squid Game costumes after young children recreated disturbing scenes in the playground.
In 2020, one of the most popular costumes was Joe Exotic from Tiger King.
And Kim Kardashian dressed as his nemesis Carole Baskin.