Derek Jambor, ’20 Business/Ad Manager
Director Joe Berlinger is clearly fascinated with Ted Bundy, a man who brutally murdered at least 30 young women in the 1970s. Ted Bundy was an American serial killer who was responsible for murder, rape, and burglary. COTA Films plans on releasing a film on Netflix in later 2019 titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile about Bundy and his secret life as a family man and a monster. Zac Efron was chosen to portray Bundy in the film.
The casting crew for the movie has has been criticized all over social media due to the fact that people are assuming they chose Efron in order to romanticize Bundy in the role. However, Bundy was romantic so he could seduce his victims. There is a series on Netflix called The Ted Bundy Tapes which gives a in depth look at the case and the interviews taken behind the scene with Bundy. Freshman Quinn Fracassi said “ It was a great series and I binged watched it all in one day. It gave me goosebumps hearing his voice.”
The movie will take you into the life of Bundy and all of the horrific crimes that he committed. It will also portray his home life with his wife Carole Ann Boone and his daughter Rose Bundy. It will detail how he was blatenely able to fool both of them into thinking that he was innocent while committing crimes right under their noses. Bundy was eventually caught in the late 1970s so Berlinger will show how Bundy acted in the courtroom, and in front of the victims’ families that he murdered.
The critics have given this movie a 7.9/10 on IMDb, so the expectations for this film are high. Hopefully, this movie leads up to its hype, and it will be interesting for all viewers across the nation because of how popular the case was.
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