Search icon


27th Jan 2019

Lots of people are annoyed about the trailer for Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy movie

'So disappointed.'

Anna O'Rourke

ted bundy

“I hope the film doesn’t paint over just how horrific he was.”

When it comes to entertainment, true crime has never been bigger and we finally have a trailer for one of the most anticipated films of the genre of the past few years.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile tells the true story of Ted Bundy, who sexually assaulted and killed over 30 women in the US during the 1970s, burying their bodies in remote mountain locations.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, is told through the eyes of Elizabeth Kloepfer, his girlfriend.

Kloepfer and Bundy were together for several years and she and her young daughter were a part of his life while many of his crimes were committed.

Bundy was one of the most prolific serial killers the US has ever seen – but was also noted for his charm and good looks; hence the casting of Zac Efron in the biopic.

Lots of people are seriously angry over the trailer for Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic

The real-life killer earned himself many female admirers as his notoriety grew, some of whom who turned up in court during his trial.

The trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile depicts Bundy as something of a rock star – handsome, clever and even loving – as well as a criminal.

Its tone has hit a bum note with some people since it was released online this week.

Many have argued that it is too light-hearted and that it ‘sexualises’ Bundy, who carried out some brazenly appalling acts against women.

Others have argued that the film purposefully romanticises Bundy to emphasise how people were fooled by him.