Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Ted Bundy turned into a movie.



By Daniela Hernandez, Online Editor

A few months ago, Netflix released Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes that consisted of four episodes interviewing Bundy and figuring out how he got away with all of his murders. After seeing how well the tapes did, they released a movie: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Around the time they announced the movie, there was a lot of controversy going around. People felt like the directors were romanticizing Bundy and all the awful things he did. This was eventually settled because the directors weren’t romanticizing him, but Bundy was actually romanticized by citizens during the time of his killings. He was always portrayed as handsome and intriguing. All the girls were “fangirling” over him on TV and nobody, not even the judge, believed he was the killer because of how well put-together he was.

This movie does a great job of showing who Bundy was. Zac Efron was cast perfectly for the role of the notorious killer. Sadly, the movie didn’t go in depth with the killings he performed. It was surrounded more on the time frame where he was already being questioned by the police and his trial. The movie would’ve had a 5-star rating from my part if they would’ve shown the way he killed his victims or just talked more about the murders. The only time they actually talked about the gruesome side was towards the end when Elizabeth, played by Lily Collins, asked him about the headless girl.