The Charming Serial Killer, Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy comes back to the screens.

By Daniela Hernandez, Online Editor

Theodore Bundy, also known as Ted Bundy, was an American serial killer who brutally beat and raped his victims. He confessed to committing 30 killings from 1974 to 1978. He was put on death row and died on January 24th, 1989. You would think that his memory would be left in the past now, but due to the Netflix series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, everyone seems to be talking about him.

The series consists of four tapes.  They explain the type of person he portrayed to be to others, how he lured his victims in, his education, and how charming he was. Currently, they are thinking about expanding the series and adding more tapes to it since they have hours of footage with him.

Bundy has become popular with young adults. Some people believe he was a terrible human being and should not be getting this much attention. They wish his victims were getting more attention and were recognized and remembered. Others admire him and are intrigued by his murders.

There will also be another film about Bundy where he is being played by Zac Efron. People on Twitter went crazy with this news. They believe that Hollywood is romanticizing Bundy by allowing Zac Efron, a very attractive actor, to play him and that has angered a lot of people. What they don’t realize is that Bundy was a charming, attractive person who didn’t fit the usual serial killer stereotype. That’s what made it easier for him to catch his victims.