'Stranger Things' Fans Are Bizarrely Convinced Jeffrey Dahmer Made A Cameo In The Fourth Season
The pull of the big Netflix shows is undeniable. They can take you away to grand fantasies or give the thrill of up close, gritty life.
But it can be a little “strange” when one genre crosses into another. That’s what one fan supposedly found when they re-watched the most recent season of Stranger Things.
A TikToker pointed out someone in a background scene of the show looks an awful lot like the subject of Netflix’s new biographical crime series.
In the above video, the TikToker @elovdb seems to believe a background character in Stranger Things, set in 1986, looks an awful lot like Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer active from 1978 to 1991.
The video shows the background character and compares him to how Dahmer looks as portrayed by Evan Peters in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
The two have a striking resemblance. With the blonde hair, glasses and elovdb even found a scene where Dahmer is dressed in blue much like the background character.
Some couldn’t believe the coincidence.
\u201cSo apparently Dahmer made an appearance on #StrangerThings\u201d— Ponketo Franco Hernandez (@Ponketo Franco Hernandez) 1664553336
\u201cFor all u #Dahmer fans out there, did u know that he in stranger things too? \ud83e\udd14\u201d— Thee Who Dares Wins \ud83d\udc4c\ud83c\udffc (@Thee Who Dares Wins \ud83d\udc4c\ud83c\udffc) 1664354461
\u201c@Danlarr92 @ladbible Stranger things is set in 1980s. Dahmer died in 1994\u201d— LADbible (@LADbible) 1664472260
\u201c@LADbibleUKNews Lmao, I saw the video indeed it looks like hil but I don't think it was on purpose maybe just same style?\u201d— LADbible News (@LADbible News) 1664442337
The Netflix series Dahmerrenewed interest in the story of the serial killer.
This might be why some people are seeing the man everywhere.
The series had some pushback from families of Dahmer’s victims for not being contacted about the production of the series.
On top of that, Netflix drew backlash by tagging the series an LGBTQ+ show without explanation. This caused a lot of backlash online, leading to the streaming service making a quiet change to how they categorized the series.
That wasn’t the only thing that warranted a closer look. Many who viewed the original comparison between the extra on Stranger Things and the titular Dahmer were nonplussed.
It’s probably an easier mistake to make than you’d think.
\u201cPeople really see a blonde boy with glasses in the background of a random #strangerthings episode and their immediate thought is "OMG Jeffrey Dahmer in Stranger Things" y'all need to grow up\u201d— Tyler || HEARTBREAK HIGH SPOILERS (@Tyler || HEARTBREAK HIGH SPOILERS) 1664670728
\u201c@Independent This is absurd. First of all Jeffrey Dahmer finished high school in 1978 and Stranger Things is set in the mid-'80s. Also, Stranger Things is set in Hawkins, Indiana and Dahmer went to high school in Ohio.\u201d— The Independent (@The Independent) 1664453041
\u201cSo this is making the rounds on the internet. Jeffery Dahmer in Stranger Things...... Not really but it's a close doppelganger. Not to mention why does the camera focus on this person in the scene? https://t.co/mMdMwJJv5b\u201d— Funkdaddie360 (@Funkdaddie360) 1664584387
\u201c@nypost The collective IQ of tik tok users is a negative value\u201d— New York Post (@New York Post) 1664551391
It’s unlikely Jeffrey Dahmer would be a character on Stranger Things, so no need to keep an eye out in the new season.
Speaking of, there’s been no official announcement on when the new season will drop as of yet.
Meanwhile, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is currently streaming on Netflix.