Theodore Robert Bundy, also known as Ted Bundy, was well known for his mischievous lifestyle as a serial killer, kidnapper and rapist in the 1970’s. There is a documentary on Netflix called ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’ that takes you through the life, and court hearings of what Bundy, and a lot of others were put through. On May 3, 2019, Netflix will be releasing a movie called ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, starring a famous actor, Zac Efron, as the main character playing the character of Ted Bundy. This movie was shot in a jailhouse in Batavia, Ohio. It will focus on the crimes Ted Bundy committed, from the perspective of his girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. This movie was filmed in January and February 2018 by academy award-nominated filmmaker, Joe Berlinger.
There has been a lot of controversy and talk concerning Zac Efron’s role in the Ted Bundy remake. Many viewers think Zac Efron is ‘romanticizing’ a serial killer with his good looks and convincing attitude. Most did not agree with the trailer either because they believe Efron did not portray Bundy the right way. For some critics, it was Efron’s wink looking straight into the camera, and for the others it was the upbeat rock music playing in the background.