Another Ted Bundy movie? Why this serial killer is glorified by Hollywood

While being obsessed with serial killers can be an extremely popular guilty pleasure, many seem to be feeling burned out. The announcement of yet another biopic about Ted Bundy has sparked outrage across the internet. Many argue that these films glorify the killer, and others seem disappointed that multiple Bundy-focused films are coming out following the release of a film and documentary series about him in 2019.

Ted Bundy confessed to murdering 36 women in the 1970s, but it is believed he was responsible for more than 100 murders. He often bragged about his crimes after being put behind bars and executed in Florida in 1989. His lawyer Polly Nelson said he was “the definition of heartless evil”.

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman

The latest version of the story is Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman. The movie will be shown One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray as Ted Bundy. The film is about the time when Bundy committed his heinous crimes and was hunted by the FBI.

Twitter netizens complained that they were tired of seeing Bundy characterized as charming and handsome. Bundy’s attractiveness is often claimed as an indisputable fact, but it seems that many people don’t find a rapist and murderer all that hot. Others complained that a movie about Bundy was released just two years ago.

Another Ted Bundy movie? Why this serial killer is glorified by Hollywood