Ted Bundy Doc

"Conversations With A Killer" On Netflix

BY: Zak Wojnar

Ted Bundy is hot right now, and he’s got a new documentary and biopic to prove it. It can be hard to guess who’s going to be a sex symbol. There are obvious candidates, like Elvis and Madonna, but some come out of nowhere, like Shameless‘s William H. Macy or a post-Taken Liam Neeson. There are some sex symbols, however, who really should not have that status. Ted Bundy is one such person.

A serial killer with twenty confirmed bodies to his name (and dozens more unconfirmed), Ted Bundy became a national spectacle, and attracted an unusual following of groupies who sent him hundreds of love letters and attended his numerous court dates. Some girls like the bad boys, even if they are demented murderers. The heart wants what the heart wants, I guess.

For some reason or another (possibly to “commemorate” the thirtieth anniversary of his execution via electric chair), 2019 is shaping up to be the year of Ted Bundy. Former teen heartthrob Zac Efron is starring as the psycho in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which is scheduled to debut at Sundance 2019 before hopefully making its way to mass audiences later in the year. Before that, a new Netflix documentary is going to dive into the mind of a madman.

Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes features the killer telling his own story. This provocative documentary seeks to capitalize on the success of shows like Mindhunter and Criminal Minds, programs which are fueled by our morbid fascination with the evil that men do, our desire to understand their fractured psyches, and our obsession with violence. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Intent to Destroy) is using all of his skills in the true crime genre to show audiences an uncompromising look at evil incarnate.

Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes debuts January 24 on Netflix, exactly 30 years to the day after Bundy was executed for his crimes.