Infamous Serial Killer Ted Bundy Revived With New Documentary And Feature Film

By Kaely Monahan
Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:30am
Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:24pm

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Director Joe Berlinger and Zac Efron
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Joe Berlinger (left) directs Zac Efron as he performs the role of Ted Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile."

Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer who killed at least 28 people in the 1970s, is getting a lot of renewed attention this year.

With the release of “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and the biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” starring Zac Efron, audiences get a glimpse of both his crimes and of those who were close to him.

“Extremely Wicked” first screened at Sundance this year and opened the Phoenix Film Festival last week.

Joe Berlinger is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, best known for his documentaries in the true crime genre. He directed both the documentary and the feature film.

Show producer and independent film critic Kaely Monahan recently talked with Berlinger about approaching Bundy’s story both from a documentary standpoint and a biopic. She started with what drew him to the genre.

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