Ted Bundy is without a doubt one of the most terrifying serial killers of all time. He infamously lured his victims with his charm and attractive features, then abducting and killing them. He's been connected to more than 30 murders, and it's believed there are still more than a dozen unsolved cases of his.
Of course, Bundy was sentenced to prison in 1976, but famously escaped twice before being caught for the final time. After his final trial, Bundy was sentenced to death. In 1989, he died in the electric chair at age 42. There were more than 100 people across the street from the prison, including at least 20 off-duty police officers, who danced, celebrated, and set off fireworks after Bundy was killed.
One of Bundy's last defense attorneys, Polly Nelson, summed the killer up as "the very definition of heartless evil. I didn’t want to believe people were born evil, but I came to the conclusion that Ted was. He had this energy about him that was clearly deceptive, very sociopathic."
Despite his horrific crimes, many people are still fascinated with Bundy and all that he did. Learning about the twisted minds of killers somehow keeps us all entertained for hours, and Netflix is about to cash in on that once again.
Their new four-part documentary, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will give viewers an in-depth look at Bundy's mind, using real-life interviews from Bundy himself. The trailer features quotes from Bundy, talking about how he's just a "normal individual" and also includes news footage from the trials. It's crazy to see how people were so enthralled by this man, some even saying he was too good-looking to kill people.
Netflix describes the series by saying "present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. In a review by Merrill Barr of Forbes, he says the series is "a fresh retelling of the story of Ted Bundy and his crimes with the added twist of being, at times, told from his own perspective through never heard before tapes recorded before his death."
This series isn't the only Bundy-centric piece to come out of Hollywood this year. Zac Efron will also be starring as the serial killer in a movie called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Despite the movie being made, Efron clarified that it's not to make Bundy seem more human, but rathe to get a look at how he operated.
"He wasn't a person to be glorified," Efron told Entertainment Tonight. "[The movie] simply tells a story and sort of how the world was able to be charmed over by this guy who was notoriously evil and the vexing position that so many people were put in, the world was put in."
I know that I'll be adding this series to my "watch list." Its official release date is set for January 24th.