If you’ve been living in the dark, you won’t be aware that there is a new film set to be released in 2019 that follows a period of the life of one Ted Bundy, a notorious serial killer, as seen from the point of view of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who struggled to accept the reality of what was happening with her boyfriend.
Ted Bundy is being played by the one Zac Efron, who has posted a number of chilling photographs that show an uncanny transformation into Mr Bundy has happened quite seamlessly. Let’s never let it be said that Zac Efron cannot be a chameleon when it comes to his craft; going from singing teenager in High School Musical to wannabe lifeguard in Baywatch. Now, to a role as creepy as they come when wading into the darker waters that is Ted Bundy’s life. The upcoming biopic, named “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, gives us a new perspective on Ted Bundy’s life. Bundy was executed in 1989 after he confessed to murdering dozens of women, one of whom was only 12 years old.
The film itself is still in its production, but it has generated a buzz and conversation about why Bundy had psychopathic tendencies and how such a charming gentleman managed to pull the wool over the eyes of the person who loved him. There’s a lot of doctors out there who are constantly developing tests to check if someone is insane, and fun websites like Psychopath Test can give you the chance to see what percentage of psycho you are. It’s been 30 years since the execution of Ted Bundy, but his case is still raw for the families of the victims. He had previously confessed that he killed over thirty women, but the number is still unknown and that means that there are victims out there that have never been discovered.
The film is being released this year, telling the story of how charm was the reason behind so many women falling victim. There is still much research to be done in psychiatry and why people are the way that they are. Bundy never felt remorse or guilt for his crimes in his life, because he believed that if you wanted something, you had to go and get it and it becomes part of you. Well, he did that over and over again, and Zac Efron’s creepy resemblance to Bundy is enough to give anyone chills that another man who is just as charming could do the same thing again. The science behind the mind is fascinating, and as we close on thirty years since Bundy’s execution, we get the chance to use this film as a glimpse into how someone who loved him felt about what he did, whether his entire life was one big act or whether he had any compassion in him at all.
Given the rate of the murders and lack of remorse? Probably not!