A new trailer for the upcoming drama My Friend Dahmer dropped at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and it is nothing short of eerie.
The film, directed by Marc Meyers and based on the graphic novel by Dahmer’s real-life acquaintance John “Derf” Backderf, sees Disney alum Ross Lynch (Teen Beach Movie) embody the gay serial killer during his high school days.
The teaser shows the young protagonist collecting road kill, being bullied at school and obsessing over a man who jogs through his neighborhood, all while dealing with less than supportive parents (played by Anne Heche and Dallas Roberts).
Meyers told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year that he met with more than 80 actors before casting Lynch as Dahmer. “I felt that he both had the versatility as an actor and the look. I thought it was exciting that he was just ending his run as the lead of a Disney show and was the lead of their Teen Beach Movie franchise—but he looks like Jeff! And then, even more so, when you put some glasses on him.”
My Friend Dahmer is slated to hit theaters this fall.