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Single mother Liz (Lily Collins) thinks she’s found the man of her dreams in Ted (Zac Efron). But their seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when Ted is arrested on suspected kidnapping charges, then linked to murders in multiple states. Adamant that he’s being framed, the showman and former law student defends himself in America’s first nationally televised trial while Liz struggles to come to terms with the truth. Adapted from the nonfiction memoir by Elizabeth Kendall (aka Liz Kloepfer) Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile recounts how she was manipulated for years by a seemingly adoring boyfriend, yet future death row inmate, Ted Bundy.

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  • anonymous
    Anonymous

    nothing on this site wants to play past the first 10 minutes 0/10

  • anonymous
    Anonymous

    This site sucks nothing is playing. Why dont they just remove this

  • michael-snyder
    michael snyder

    I understand the directors choice to reflect more on Ted Bundy’s personality such as his ability to be charismatic and manipulative. I actually appreciate that the focus wasn’t on showing the mere brutality that occurred with each of his murders. With that being said I didn’t feel like I was watching a movie about a serial killer. It seemed like I was watching a movie about a man who was wrongfully convicted and under the thumb of authorities. I know he made claims to being framed, but I felt the film tried to make you think there was potential for it to be true. If I hadn’t already known much about the history and crimes of Bundy I would of considered the possibility that it he was being framed might have occurred. All other aspects of the movie were great, acting, set, costumes were all satisfactory.

  • giz-demir
    giz demir

    Yeah so i waited two years for a film that i was completely disappointed by. firstly, the casting was horrendous. i didn’t see ted bundy, i saw zac efron. he did an awful job at portraying ted bundy and didn’t even lose the weight for the role. ted bundy looked skeletal and zac efron was buff with abs. secondly, it was historically inaccurate, for example ted bundy never cried in the court room after being sentenced with the death penalty and much more. also the pacing was completely off. it didn’t flow at all and was confusing to follow. if i didn’t know the ted bundy story i would have been completely thrown off.

  • irene-martorell-gimeno
    irene martorell gimeno

    Absolute garbage film. Decent performance by Zach. My girlfriend got excited 90 minutes in when he flashes his glutes. Outside of that we both sat there bored for 2 very long hours. 3 stars is generous. The movie jumps all over entire time. Nothing climatic ever occurs. No profiling of the murders. Nothing on his messed up childhood. The most boring serial killer movie ever while missing out on such a huge opportunity to chronicle one of the most infamous of the millennial gen X generation. Proof of what 90% of Netflix Original Movies are – huge hype, solid cast, poor writing and directing. The only was this movie could be more trash is if De Niro was Bundys lawyer.

  • boynak-seven
    boynak seven

    Directed by Joe Berlinger immediately after completing work on Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019), Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is worth seeing for Zac Efron’s performance, but is a strangely muted affair, neither ghoulish warts-and-all carnage nor restrained psychological treatise. Telling the story of Ted Bundy from the perspective of a woman who was oblivious to his true nature is an interesting narrative choice, and had Berlinger stuck to this format, it could have made for a fascinating film. However, the longer it goes on, the more it seems to revel in Bundy’s flamboyance, and what begins as an intriguing insider’s look at living with a killer soon shifts into an underwhelming courtroom drama, only returning to its original tone in the final (fictional) scene.The film begins in 1969, the night Bundy (Efron) and nm10616856 (Lily Collins) first met in a Seattle bar. As a single mother with a low-paying job, she is surprised to find this charismatic, handsome, and intelligent law student so interested in her, but interested he is, with the duo quickly falling in love. However, six years later, when he is stopped in Utah for a minor traffic violation, the police find ropes, handcuffs, ski mask, leather gloves, and a crowbar in his car, and he is subsequently charged with and convicted of attempted kidnapping. He vehemently protests his innocence to Liz, and although concerned, she accepts his explanations. However, as police departments across California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Florida start to connect him to a string of recent murders, it becomes harder and harder for Liz to deny there’s more to her boyfriend than she ever imagined.Very loosely based on Liz Kloepfer’s memoir, The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy (1981), Extremely Wicked was written by Michael Werwie. The hook for the original script was that the audience is unaware the character is Bundy; the film was written as a supposedly fictional story of a young couple whose life is shattered when he is accused of multiple murders, with his real identity only coming as a final act twist. As Berlinger was completing The Ted Bundy Tapes, the script was offered to him, and although he found the twist distasteful, he loved the idea of looking at the Bundy story through the eyes of someone who thought him to be innocent.One of the biggest appeals of the movie, of course, is the unexpected casting of Zac Efron as Bundy (Efron also serves as executive producer). And it has to be said, he’s excellent. Although he doesn’t really look like Bundy, he has the mannerisms down to a tee. Especially if you watch the film after the docu-series, you’ll really pick up on the depth of the performance; Efron’s every movement and gesture, the way he smiles, the way he stands, the tone of his voice, everything is perfect. Of course, Bundy’s good looks and charisma were his most formidable weapons as he proved that evil could fester under an attractive façade, and this gives Efron room to manoeuvre, playing every scene in such a way that the subtext is always apparent, although never allowing Bundy’s mask to slip. Indeed, it’s the absence of any obvious monstrousness in the performance which is so unnerving.One of the film’s most notable components is that, apart from one brief scene near the end, there is no depiction of violence. As Liz’s story, the idea is to present Bundy not with the 20/20 hindsight of history, but with the same degree of ambiguity with which she would have viewed him. It’s an interesting way into the story and seems a genuine attempt to do something more than simply reproduce the salacious details of the crimes. Of course, if you’re making a film about a serial killer which doesn’t feature much in the way of serial killing, you’re going to need to fill it with something, and in this sense, Berlinger focuses, at least in the first half, on how a killer can lie and manipulate, coming across as completely normal to all who know him. Berlinger has said that the film is about the mechanics of how a person can be “seduced by someone capable of evil”, and it was his intention that the audience actually like Bundy, as he wanted them to feel disgust with themselves – just like Liz, he wanted them to be seduced by evil.However, as admirable as this approach is, the film has a lot of problems. For one thing, because it depicts Bundy not as we now know him but as his contemporaries saw him, it means we only see the performative side, never the monstrous underbelly. Sure, this means that the film avoids exploitation, but in doing so, it could be accused of sanitisation (to be fair, this is something of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario – show the murders and you’re exploiting real-life suffering, don’t show them and you’re hiding the true nature of his crimes). And granted, portraying him as a possibly innocent man is part of the attempt to explain how Liz could be duped, but all the good intentions in the world don’t change the fact that the film’s Bundy is a lovable rogue who bites his thumb at the system, not a murderer, a man who raped and butchered a 12-year-old child, and who decapitated multiple women and had sex with their corpses.I understand that Berlinger wants to depict how Liz could have been blinded by devotion to a man that she thought (correctly, as it turned out) was too good to be true. But the problem is that she herself is never characterised enough for this to work; everything we learn about her is predicated on her relationship with him – there’s nothing about her life prior to meeting him, and what we learn about her life after he was convicted is primarily fictional. Additionally, the focus shift halfway through as the film transitions from Liz as subjective focaliser to a more objectively focalised courtroom drama makes very little tonal sense. It’s almost as if Berlinger loses interest in Liz when the sensationalist trial begins. This transition reduces Liz to a cycle of watching the trial, crying, doubting his guilt, drinking, watching the trial, crying etc, as she’s effectively stripped of what little agency she had in the first half.Another problem is that we learn nothing new about Bundy himself; there’s nothing about his childhood, for example, or how he got away with the murders for so long, whether he really loved Liz, or if he genuinely lacked the ability to feel empathy. Along the same lines, we learn nothing whatsoever about the victims. This was also a problem in the docu-series, but it’s far more pronounced here, and because of this, the decision to put the names of his known victims on screen at the end of film is unearned, crass, and meaningless.The film also makes some strange changes to documented fact, many of which seem designed to make Bundy more sympathetic. For example, there’s no mention of the fact that he tried multiple times to pressure Liz into rough sex, particularly choking. Another scene sees him forcibly restrained in his cell whilst a dentist takes impressions of his teeth. In reality, the impressions were taken in a dentist chair, and Bundy quite happily allowed the dentist to work. The film also shows him continuing to try to contact Liz throughout his incarceration. In reality, however, he lost contact with her in the early 80s, and there’s no evidence he tried to find her.Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is by no means a bad film. But it could have been so much better. The shift from subjective focalisation to court-room drama makes very little sense, and fundamentally undermines what Berlinger seems to have been trying to do. The film initially looks at how evil can hide in plain view, creeping into our lives under the guise of normalcy, but Berlinger allows this theme to recede into the background as he hands the narrative over to Bundy. If this was supposed to be Liz’s story, Berlinger takes his eye off the ball badly. And although the film certainly doesn’t sympathise with Bundy, and although the decision not to show any of the murders is commendable, the fact is that, yet again, Ted Bundy has become very much the star of his own show.

  • haralambie-tudor
    haralambie tudor

    It is indeed quite on oddball among the serial killer movies, but definitely not a bad one. Joe Berlinger’s take on Ted Bundy doesn’t rely on graphic violence, killing/stalking action or any of the usual, horror-ish tropes, instead it poses as a court-room & relationship drama. While, for the first half of the movie, it’s hard to grasp the exact tone of it, the second half has established a rather sad, uncompromising atmosphere – in a very good way. The pacing is not slow, it’s quite engaging and has a smooth flow, at least for drama standards. As for the cinematography – it’s crafty & careful, camera work and editing is swift and dynamic. While all is good and decent, the main quality of the movie is the acting – I was surprised by Zac Efron, whom I hadn’t really seen in a serious role before. Job well done, Zac, job well done. The supporting cast is also remarkably great & John Malkovich is playing John Malkovich as always. The story is mostly centered on Ted Bundy’s relationship with everyone but the victims, love life, his prison time, media side of the whole thing & courtroom happenings.I have to say that, in my opinion, this particular movie about Ted Bundy does not serve much as an introduction to the topic, it’s more for those who already know who Theodore Robert Bundy is. I’ve seen some reviews bashing the movie for not having any on-screen deaths or the usual, anticipated serial killer movie action, so, be warned. This is a different kind of a serial killer flick. My rating: 8/10

  • sandorne-dr-szabo-anita
    sandorne dr szabo anita

    This was a disgusting portrayal of Bundy. If someone watched this who had never read up on him, they might think he was innocent. This movie is a slap in the face to his victims’ families. I don’t know how anyone could think he was innocent back then when everywhere he went, bodies of women, all killed in the same manner, started turning up soon after he arrived. How much of a coincidence could that possibly be? He’s in Utah- dead girls, he’s in Colorado- dead girls, he’s in Florida- dead girls that live right down the street. Not to mention, the disappearances stopped after he left Washington State. You’d have to be a complete moron to believe in his innocence. Liz Kloepfer identified him to police twice, also, not just once. She gave the police quite a lengthy interview at one point. She had very strong suspicions that Ted was the murderer. I don’t know what this movie was trying to convey, but it was very inaccurate and completely sugarcoated.

  • emily-bowers
    emily bowers

    I Think that this movie really captures the reality of how charming ted bundy was. It does this through the idea of the viewer (us) kind of teams up with Ted Bundy and taking his side, with us Well aware knowing that he did these horrible crimes.Very good movie about a horrible man.

  • prof-karoline-hansen
    prof karoline hansen

    Hmm. This movie was not what I expected. Nothing was developed and it was more a series of events which focused on the love story. It didn’t show Ted’s evil side until one scene about the hacksaw. I can understand the writer’s point of view of wanting to do this affect to show what a liar he was, and him not admitting until the end that he was guilty. I was disappointed it didn’t show his relationship with any of his victims or how he killed them, it just showed photos in a court case. I think if it portrayed more of what happened to the victims and how he did it, it would depict his double life and be more shocking to watch. Overall I wasn’t gripped in the story and think it could have focused on certain scenes more instead of jumping from scene to scene. This man was evil and the movie should portray how evil he was.

  • dr-matene-horvath-zsuzsanna-erzsebet
    dr matene horvath zsuzsanna erzsebet

    It was shame that the movie focused on the trial part and on that particular single mother only. This movie could’ve been something more thrilling and disturbingly eye catching at the same time, as in good crime movie, but instead they chose safe and mediocre path. To be frank the trial part wasn’t even that good either. It appears this movie is just about mimicking the actual people who were involved in that moment. Which means it didn’t have to be a movie. Documentary version would’ve been much better. When movie loses to documentary, it simply means it was boring.

  • amphithea-zugoure
    amphithea zugoure

    This was a fantastic movie. Zac Efron did an amazing job with the same facial expression and charisma as Bundy had. They didnt go into much depth on the brutality of the murders which I really appreciate. It was more about the emotional damage put on Liz and her perspective of it all. This movie is amazing

  • anastasios-belentzas
    anastasios belentzas

    I expected this movie to be a little darker and a little bit more psychologically disturbing. As someone who watches and reads a lot of true crime documentaries and books based around serial killers, I wanted this movie to show me something I didn’t already know.I, however found myself actually liking the ‘character’ of Bundy. They portrayed the charming and funny side of him, the side which made women swoon and young ladies want to sleep with him. I wanted to hate him and to sympathise with his victims however the movie did nothing to make that happen.I can imagine that for someone who hasn’t heard of Bundy before, to watch this movie wouldn’t exactly understand why he was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. They would just see a charming and seemingly innocent man.I wish this movie had paid more tribute to his victims and made the film a lot darker in order to match the name they chose for the title. I feel had it focused more around his crimes and the way he evaded justice for so long then this movie would be perfectly titled. It lacks in any new information, doesn’t give an insight into why he did what he did nor does it shock you.Overall I did enjoy the movie, just not in the way I expected to.

  • stana-lenic
    stana lenic

    It’s literally just an hour and a half of Zac telling people he was set up

  • patrick-allen
    patrick allen

    Okay, i’ve read a lot of the reviews here, and some seem to be forgetting the fundamental point. Someone said they saw him in a different light? Like he was a person capable of love? NO! You saw him in the light HE CONVEYED to others. That was the point. It’s teaching you to look out for the little things, because some people are so good at hiding who they truly are. All throughout, there were red flags she ignored. Someone else made a valid point, that the perspective of law enforcement isn’t recognised in the cases of these people. And I agree. No one ever stops to consider how it would impact the lives of the ones forced to deal with them. The ones who were annoyed that the murders weren’t shown? Grow up. It’s a true story. Which means the murders stemmed from his psyche. The more you know about their behaviour, the better chance of recognising it in your own life BEFORE a murder occurs, and thus avoiding a horrible death. Analyse the situation from different perspectives, and you gain a greater understanding in to the way these people operate. To better protect yourselves and the people around you.

  • gimseoyeong
    gimseoyeong

    Throughout the film, Zac Efron’s performance as Ted Bundy being cool, calm, collected and charming was spectacular. His overall performance was chilling as he provokes you to feel as though he is innocent. This movie is a look at how serial killer movies should be done. They aren’t just crazies out on the street, they’re your coworkers, your friends, your family. Sit back and contemplate every relationship you’ve had as you watch a captivating narrative on Ted Bundy’s trial and later life.

  • viktoria-jonsson
    viktoria jonsson

    The movie is extremely disjointed and seems to be a series of set pieces versus a coherent story line where we slowly realize the depth of Bundy’s depravity. Yes, we know in real life Bundy was a charming psychopath but it would have been more enjoyable to watch him slowly unveil himself as the monster he was. We know pretty much at the outset that he is a 2-faced psycho with cops and detectives hot on his trail from the first sequence. The cinematography and sets capture the look of the 70s but the pace is too frenetic with too many jump cuts and pseudo cinéma vérité camera work. The entire atmosphere is strangely cheery with upbeat 70s pop music in light of the dark and heavy material. Bundy’s ability to charm his actual victims isn’t really given much exposure versus his immediate family and the legal system which he manipulated. Zac Efron, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Bundy, gives a decent performance and was a good casting choice. The courtroom scenes that make up the third act are where the film finally finds it’s feet. If you are familiar with the actual case, you may be disappointed with how the plot unfolds. If not, you should come away with a better understanding of the case but with little knowledge of his many victims. Recommended with these caveats.

  • pamela-thompson
    pamela thompson

    The point of the movie, which many seem to miss, is that you are supposed to be taken in by Ted Bundy’s charm. It is showing you why so many fell victim to his charm. While watching, it is hard to belive that this is not an innocent man about to be convicted of terrible crimes. He is charming, has a long-term girlfriend (fiancé in the end) and a step-daughter. He lives a family life and shower them with affections. He is, on the surface, the perfect boyfriend.However, underneath one of the most wicked and evil serial killers of all time. He is merciless, cruel, and consistent in the type of victim he chooses. He is manipulating and intelligent, he is a human venus trap. The movie is trying to show how people rarely looks like monsters hiding in the dark. It could be anyone and only the occasional red flag appears. It makes you reevaluate human nature and the depth that could hide within a person.The performances in this movie are fabulous and it is a movie worth watching. Don’t expect the usual serial killer type where you are led to realize what a terrible person they are through their crimes. It is a movie that makes you realize the terror of charming looks and intelligence coupled with a thirst for killing.

  • boris-babajanyan
    boris babajanyan

    First the good. Solid work from the actors, particularly Efron, Parsons and Milkovich. The costuming and set design was spot on, especially the Miami court room.Now the not so good, there is just too much to unpack with Ted Bundy to cover in 110 minutes. The movie has to gloss over so much material to fit time constraints. We only mildly see Bundy’s manipulative skills. We never see the psychopathy. Without more detail and more insight into the crimes, the movie is really just flabby and flaccid.To me, this movie would have been better served as a mini series so we could see the beginnings and evolution of Bundy and his relationships.

  • jennifer-zamora
    jennifer zamora

    This movie had such potential, but failed to fulfill any of it. It’s a real shame because the costumes, sets and locations were all fantastic. It was shot nicely. The soundtrack was okay, but could’ve been better I guess. The acting was great. I think given better material Zac Efron could’ve done great things with this role. He certainly looked the part and he did well with what he had; the problem is he didn’t have a whole lot to work with. I think the main issue is it lacked a clear focus. Whose story was it? It wasn’t Liz’s, it wasn’t Bundy’s, it wasn’t Carol Anne’s, it wasn’t even any of the victim’s stories. It just waffled on showing a few of the moments/facts we already knew. If you’re going to give a movie a ridiculously long title like “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” then you kind of need to show some wicked, evil, and vile acts at some point in the movie. Okay, so I get that it’s not considered acceptable to glorify the crimes of serial killers. I agree with this, but you certainly shouldn’t try to make the audience sympathise with them while barely mentioning their numerous victims and the families of those victims. That list of names slapped on the end just before the credits made me cringe. Was that all the recognition these innocent victims deserved? For me, the disappointment comes down to the fact that this movie was about one of the most prolific killers of all time and his crimes weren’t depicted at all, nor were the stories of his victims. If you watched this movie, not knowing anything about Bundy, you certainly wouldn’t leave it thinking about just how terrible his “extremely wicked, shockingly evil, and vile” acts were. You wouldn’t feel the immense loss he caused. I’m really not sure what you’d take away from it. Maybe you just be confused as I was. Very poorly executed which I guess comes down to a poor screenplay.

  • dr-voros-marianna
    dr voros marianna

    People forget that Ted Bundy had a plea bargain for only life in prison with no death penalty. He refused it at the last minute which shocked the judge. I still like the 2002 Bundy film with Michael Reilly Burke who also did a great portrayal of Bundy. This is Zac’s serious role for once and shows he is a great actor unlike some of his poor comedies.

  • kelsey-davidson
    kelsey davidson

    After seeing Joe Berlinger’s incredible documentary and all the buzz around Zac Efron as Ted Bundy I was really excited to see this movie. I was hoping it would shed some more light on why Bundy did what he did and how he got away with it, as well as all this thing with girls being in love with him while he was on trial for murder. After realizing the movie was based on Liz Kendall’s book about her time with Bundy I expected the movie to focus on their relationship and how she found out that something was wrong. Also in the documentary it is stated that she found women’s lingerie and other strange items in Bundy’s appartment. Instead, the movie sort of mixes both storylines. The crimes are only very briefly shown, the fact that he kept some of his victims heads and belongings isn’t mentioned and it seems more about Bundy claiming his innocence. We all know he wasn’t, so even though he did state he didn’t do it, giving it so much time in the movie seems wrong. Overall this movie left me pretty unsatisfied. The casting of the movie is really good, I already knew Zac Efron could be Bundy’s long lost Son or something, the resemblance is kind of scary, the costume design department, locations and camera work are very good, it is just the script and storytelling that really put me off. If you want to enjoy Zac Efron in seventies clothing though, go watch.

  • anjiweon
    anjiweon

    Even if the main particularity of Ted Bundy is indisputably a disconcerting desire for exceptionally barbaric murders, the movie focuses on an unusual seduction ability thanks to a charismatic eloquence and an extraordinary IQ, and then two women who loved him, Liz Kendall and Carole Anne Boone. Indeed, the film does not really deal with the police investigation and modestly eludes the macabre scenes of crimes, but, on the contrary, it highlights the duality of the monster: an odd mix of a successful womanizer and an accomplished serial killer, of Casanova and Jack the ripper, or an unexpected materialization of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face, the fictional super-villain appearing in comic books published by DC, a criminal obsessed with duality and the conflict between good and evil.Thus, although Ted Bundy appears or seems ‘lovable’ in some of the first scenes, the movie depicts us, during the second half, a pathetic seducer of any individual within his tiny environment (the journalists, the jurors, the judge, the audience, …), able to arrogantly smile like a politician during an election campaign, and devoid of any respect for the victims. This guy will literally sent chills up your spine. The film sadly ends with an exhaustive list of known victims, and as many bruised families.Great cast, especially Zac Efron unjustly cataloged with movies for decerebrated teenage girls, and excellently supported by Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan. The atmosphere of the 70s is faithfully transcribed, with a neat photography. At last, it’s quite unique to observe a serial killer through the eyes of a woman who truly loved him and was absolutely not aware of his dark side until the media coverage of the murders.

  • jane-middlemiss
    jane middlemiss

    Zac played Ted so well I almost thought ted was innocent

  • christina-alexander
    christina alexander

    I love the cast but I think if you want to watch the movie dont watch the Ted Bundy tapes 1st. Watch them after then you will like the movie. As I believe it is told mostly from Elizabeth’s point of view. I saw the tapes first then the movie. So I kept scrutinizing the whole time or waiting to see scenes that didnt come up here.Otherwise great work . Zack and Lilly were great as usual.

  • dr-balint-lengyel-david
    dr balint lengyel david

    “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” has been inspired by the atrocious murders committed by Ted Bundy. The director Joe Berlinger has chosen a different style to tell viewers the charismatic murderer’s story. Maybe all the viewers may not like his style of storytelling, but I am one of those rare viewers who loved and enjoyed it.The main reason I enjoyed it so much is because the director has not followed the so-called norms and rules of a clichéd serial killer movie ; for instance, showing all the murders in slow-paced and full details, repetitively confirming the fact that a particular character is really a sociopath by presenting 8 or 9 scenes of him/her in fits of violent anger, and so on . Instead, Mr. Berlinger has decided to show us how intelligent, charismatic, innocent-looking, and convincing a serial killer can be in real life.The first half of the movie is conveyed through the perspective of Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who was the girlfriend of Bundy. The second half is mostly based on the trials / courtroom sessions of Ted Bundy (played by Zac Efron). I would like to mention the fact that Zac Efron has given a brilliant, powerful, charming, and darkly captivating performance as the serial killer Ted Bundy.Zac Efron’s performance is the greatest highlight of this movie. He presents the killer’s intelligent act of playing innocent so brilliantly. Other outstanding performances are that of Lily Collins, who plays his longtime girlfriend Liz, and John Malkovich as the sharp-tongued judge. This is a performance-based movie, and if you want to see great performances by good actors, then watch this one and ignore the negative comments that some people will make about flaws with the story, screenplay, and other excusable and unnecessary mentions of minor errors here and there.

  • nicole-crawford
    nicole crawford

    By now, people know about Ted Bundy and what a monster he was. But people who are saying this movie is boring, I believe they are missing the point. It’s not about the Gorey details of his crimes, it’s about Bundy’s relationship with people and how manipulative he was.I am a true crime fan and have always considered myself “too smart to fall for such evil”, but I have to admit, there were times when I found myself rooting for Ted Bundy and then realized what I was doing. If you let yourself be fully submerged in the movie and toss out any expectations and what you think you know about Ted Bundy, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what you are able to feel about someone who was a living nightmare. It made me realize why so many women could have actually fallen for Bundy’s tricks.