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A Chilling New Trailer Has Dropped for the Zac Efron-Starring Ted Bundy Film

As has the Netflix release date — permanent marker it in your calendars, true crime fans.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
April 03, 2019
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A Chilling New Trailer Has Dropped for the Zac Efron-Starring Ted Bundy Film

As has the Netflix release date — permanent marker it in your calendars, true crime fans.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
April 03, 2019
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The current true crime craze has filled our ears with acclaimed podcasts and packed our streaming queues with must-watch TV programs. Now, it's turning a former teen idol into a serial killer. After singing his way through high school, playing frat pranks at college and saving lives on California beaches, Zac Efron is swapping teen musicals, Bad Neighbours flicks and Baywatch remakes for a stint as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.

The end result is Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which focuses not only on the horrific string of killings that would eventually lead to Bundy's arrest and execution (he confessed to 30 homicides, but is suspected of committing more), but also on his relationship with single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins). How did the infamous figure charm his victims? How did Kloepfer fall in love with a psychopath? Both questions sit at this heart of this crime thriller.

The movie's first trailer, which dropped in late January, showed us that it's quite the change of pace for Efron, who has been garnering impressive reviews for his performance. Also starring John Malkovich and Haley Joel Osment, the film screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year, debuting 30 years after Bundy's execution on January 24, 1989 — almost to the day, a case of gruesome timing that obviously isn't a coincidence.

Now, a second eerie trailer has dropped for the film (below). This time round, Efron is a lot less charming and whole heap more unsettling — which, you know, is appropriate (since he's a serial killer and all).

True crime fiends will be happy to know that a release date has also dropped — and you only have to wait 30 days until the thriller hits your Netflix queues. Yep, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be hitting the streaming service on Friday, May 3. Maybe schedule in a long weekend.

In the meantime, you can watch (or rewatch) the equally chilling Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which are also on Netflix. And watch the new unsettling new trailer:

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will hit Netflix on May 3, 2019.

Published on April 03, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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