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Do Not Romanticize ZAC EFRON As Notorious Serial Killer Ted Bundy In Biopic Trailer!

Camille Santos

Posted at January 27, 2019


America's infamous serial killer Ted Bundy was the first of his kind.

In the 1970s, back when no one has ever thought that an individual was capable of committing a string of murders, fear gripped the lives of many—mostly young women. Between 1974 and 1978, the elusive Bundy had killed and raped more than 30 women on his own.

Bundy was an enigma. For authorities and psychologists, he was a puzzle to solve. He was handsome and clever. He was funny, admirable. But underneath the charming exterior lies a darker side to him. The upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile offers a chilling retelling of the beginnings of the convicted mass murderer's relationship with his then-girlfriend Liz Kloepfer, his widely-televised arrest and court trials, as well as his execution in 1979.

As expected, the first trailer to the forthcoming biopic was extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile. It stars Zac Efron and Lily Collins as Bundy and Kloepfer, respectively. See it below.

Courtesy: Voltage Pictures

Understandably, with someone as charming as Zac tasked to portray the notorious murderer and rapist, people worry that some would come to glorify, romanticize, and sexualize Bundy and his horrific crimes. The actor, for his part, knew that he had "a responsibility to make sure that this movie is not a celebration of Ted Bundy. Or a glorification of him. But, definitely, a psychological study of who this person was. In that, there’s honesty." (via Variety)

To avoid such from happening, we suggest that you watch the chilling four-episode documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes on Netflix first. Both projects were helmed by director Joe Berlinger.

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