Zac Efron is bringing Ted Bundy Back to Life

Addison Luetke, Reporter

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Though Bundy was electrocuted several years ago, Zac Efron is bringing him back to life.

As many people know, Theodore “Ted” Bundy was a serial killer and rapist from the 1970’s. He admitted to 36 killings of women across several different states including, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, and Florida. But not many realize that while awaiting trial for a murder in 1975, Bundy was held in our small town of Glenwood Springs at the Pitkin County Jail. Years later, he ended up escaping twice from the jail and a month later was reported to have killed several more women in the state of Florida.

Recently Netflix premiered a new series, Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, as well as a new movie, Extremely Wicked: Shockingly Evil and Vile, that is set to be acquired by Netflix sometime in 2019. Both films tell the story of Ted Bundy and his run from the law.

The tapes that recently came out on Netflix are told by two journalists, who interviewed Bundy, along with some family members, for months to get his side of the story. The show starts off with a little bit of background about the murderer and discusses how everyone around him thought he was a “very nice young man”. The tapes continue to show the many investigations and court trials that Ted Bundy was pushed through after his many sexual killing and escapes from prison.

With only four episodes in the series, many don’t get a big enough look into the mind of one of history’s most famous serial killers. They are all wondering if more is coming, but at the moment there is no promising that a Season 2 of The Ted Bundy Tapes will come out anytime soon. For now you can watch the trailer for the new movie about Bundy that is set to be released soon.

The movie, Extremely Wicked: Shockingly Evil and Vile, is starring Zac Efron as the killer, with others like Lily Collins, Jim Parsons, John Malkovich, and more acting as supporting roles in the picture. The film is said to have a very humorous take on Ted Bundy’s life, but who knows if that is a good or a bad thing. Many are very excited to see the historic film, and around the valley people are wondering how Glenwood Springs and the Pitkin County Jail are going to be portrayed in the movie. Based on the new series and movie, Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, and Extremely Wicked: Shockingly Evil and Vile, Ted Bundy may still have the deadly “charm” he used to have.