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Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy in new creepy serial killer film - 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

This film is coming to Netflix on the 3rd of May.

Netflix has been showcasing lots of addictive documentaries recently such as Making a Murderer, Abducted in Plain Sight, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and Netflix are not stopping yet! With more viewer’s enjoying the creepy real-life documentary’s, and after the release of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes—which was released in January 2019— Netflix is releasing a film starring Zac Efron that tells the story of the evil and disturbing killings that Ted Bundy was responsible for. Zac Efron will be portraying the wicked serial killer and the film is told from the perspective of Ted’s wife (Elizabeth Kloepfer) which is played by Lily Collins.

So, who is Ted Bundy?

The film is based on the serial killer, Ted Bundy, and his crimes in the 1970s. He was a serial kidnapper, rapist, burglar and murderer who targeted young women. Ted’s first attack was on 18-year-old Karen Sparks; he broke into her apartment and knocked her unconscious with a metal rod. He then sexually assaulted her with the same metal rod. The victim was left 10 days in a coma and with permanent disabilities; his next victims after that were all murders. Ted Bundy admitted to 30 murders with the real number of murders is still unknown to this day.

Throughout his trial, Ted ignored all advice and took charge of his own defence, which lead to him being put on death row at Florida’s Raiford Prison In 1989, where he was sentenced to death by electric chair at the age of 42.

Many are excited and intrigued by the film, but it has divided many viewers who believe having Zac Efron as the lead role, 'glorifies’ serial killers.

Zac Efron is a very good looking young man which makes his role as Ted Bundy appear desirable to many viewers. On the other hand, the Ted Bundy case was interesting because Ted Bundy was not your typical looking serial killer stereotype; Ted was a successful, good looking man who was a law student with no criminal records, which helped him to appear innocent throughout his trial because he used his smart charm to manipulate the public, and the victims. He fooled everyone, from police officers, prison guards, and even his wife.

So, if you’re really into crime drama’s—or if you just love a good documentary—then Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile should be a perfect movie for you. Watch the trailer here:

Featured image: Brian Douglas/ Netflix