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Netflix Goes “All-In” on Ted Bundy, Purchases Rights for ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

Netflix is all aboard Ted Bundy train. Coming off the wildly popular, and controversial, documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Netflix is reportedly paying a cool nine million dollars for the rights to the Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile according to The Huffington Post.

The film, featuring Zac Efron as Ted Bundy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and while it received some positive reviews, it was also shunned by some for sexualizing the serial killer while glorifying his life and grisly murders. Both the documentary and the upcoming film were directed by Joe Berlinger. read more

Netflix Lands ‘Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

It looks like Netflix is set to hit it big once again with another true crime documentary series. E! News is reporting that the streaming giant promises to give an unprecedented look at serial killer Ted Bundy in Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The series comes from Emmy-winning filmmaker Joel Berlinger whose credits include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru.

Prior to his execution via electric chair in 1989, Ted Bundy confessed to 30 murders between the years of 1974 and 1978. The serial killer was considered charismatic and handsome by many of his victims, traits which helped lure them into in a false sense of security. read more