America has produced a lot of serial killers, but none stirs up our national imagination more than Ted Bundy,, who acknowledged killing 30 women from the late ‘60s through the 1970s in Washington, Utah and other states — until he was finally captured in Florida, where he died in the electric chair in 1989.
A new movie, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” starring Zac Efron, examines Bundy’s charisma, largely through the viewpoint of someone on the receiving end: His longtime girlfriend (Lily Collins). It premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (here’s my review), and debuts on Netflix on Friday, May 3.
I talked to the movie’s writer-director Joe Berlinger about America’s fascination with Bundy. I also talked to a Utah detective who helped close one of the last cold cases involving one of Bundy’s victims.
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