During the 1970’s, infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy raped and viciously murdered an estimate of 30 women from several North-Western States and the state of Florida. Bundy introduced a new image of what a serial killer could look like, he was handsome, articulate, and educated which astonished the United States. He used his wits and charm to seduce women into trusting him, subsequently leading to the deaths of many young innocent women. He was sentenced to death by Florida state and died in January 24th 1989.
Bundy has recently made headlines again when Netflix released a four episode docuseries series called, “Conversations With A Serial Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” to provide an opportunity to see what went through inside the mind of one of America’s most notorious serial killers in his own words. The show is founded on 100 hours of interview recordings of Bundy while he was on death row. On the tapes, Bundy talks about his life and eventually talks about himself in the third person, explaining why he kidnapped and mutilated women. Reporter-journalists, Hugh Aynesworth and Stephen G. Michaud were ones in charge of interviewing Bundy in the mid-1980’s and make guest appearances on the show talking about their experiences with Bundy. Family friends and relatives also appear on the show and reveal stories about Bundy’s apparent difficult childhood. Bundy’s victims are introduced in chronological order from his first murder, Lynda Ann Healy, 21, to his last Kimberly Leach, 12.
The show is still on Netflix and a movie about Bundy is in the making called “Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil” starring teenage heartthrob Zac Efron that will be released this year in the fall. Netflix reminds it’s viewers not to romanticize serial killers like Bundy because their appearances don’t make up for their atrocious crimes. Netflix’s purpose of making the show was to give us an inside look of Bundy’s motives and to remember the innocent women that were killed.