Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Director: Joe Berlinger
Year Released: 2019
Single mother Elizabeth Kendall (Lily Collins) falls in love with law student Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and things are blissful for a while ... that is until crimes perpetrated against women keep happening around her and Ted looks like a suspect. Some people questioned the casting of Efron as the serial killer, but it was an exceptionally smart decision: Efron, who became famous for doing High School Musical, is considered a 'wholesome' and good-looking fellow, which is precisely how people saw Bundy ... and since it's from Kendall's point-of-view, the atrocities are mostly off-screen (until we get to the beheadings and bite marks later on). The issue is that Kendall is 'only' seen as a victim and not as a fully-developed person, and that the complex mindset of someone like Bundy is not explored: he's all smiles and loving phone calls and pretty lies, and the demonic side is pushed to the background.