Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix)

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  108 min.
Netflix: May 3, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.67
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Haley Joel Osment, Jim Parsons, John Malkovich

Inspiration: Ted Bundy

Synopsis

Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) is a handsome, intelligent, charismatic young man. When single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) meets him in a Seattle bar, she can't resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man.

A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out until out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath.

Based on the book The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, by Elizabeth Kendall.

Director: Joe Berlinger
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Joe Berlinger, Michael Costigan, Nicolas Chartier, Michael Simkin, Ara Keshishian
Screenplay: Michael Werwie

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  • 4 stars "Finally a decent Netflix movie. Zac Efron should have been nominated for a few awards. (If he wasn't already). I was impressed. But I think a lot of film was left on the cutting room floor. I get that we should all know the name Ted Bundy and his gruesome murders so they didn't want to show him actually doing the acts of violence, but it certainly felt like the movie was leaning towards more of a "making a murderer" feel. Like was he really guilty of all these crimes? When did he have time to do all of this...etc. I guess he did, but it was odd how it made you feel like he totally could have been innocent but evidence was being altered/molded to suit him as the killer in all these states. Still really good flick."
  • 5 stars "That was extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile! Mostly because the movie manages to confuse you like Ted Bundy himself into believing he might not do it. He was the master of manipulators. Also there are no explicit brutal scenes of murders except of a couple of photos, so people who can´t handle explicit stuff well will not get scared."
  • 5 stars "Pretty good. not great. fine. great abs"