Two New Ted Bundy Films Spark Backlash on Twitter: « Manipulative and Gross »

Two new Ted Bundy films have sparked backlash online after dropping trailers within days of each other. The upcoming releases, titled Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman and No Man of God, are being criticized for following the trend of glorifying and fetishizing Bundy, a notorious killer responsible for the deaths of more than 30 women between 1974 and 1978.

Chad Michael Murray will  play Bundy in Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, an upcoming biopic that “follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase ‘serial killer,’” per ScreenDaily. While the film was first announced earlier this year, the trailer dropped this week, sparking a new round of discourse about the ethics of giving Bundy’s story the Hollywood treatment.

Murray’s casting comes as the latest in a role of heartthrobs playing the killer onscreen, with Cary Elwes (The Riverman), James Marsters (The Capture of the Green River Killer) and Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) all previously taking on the role.

Within a day of the American Boogeyman trailer release, the trailer for another Bundy-inspired project dropped. No Man of God, a film about the relationship between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier (Elijah Wood) and his relationship with Bundy, shared a first look July 9. With both trailers dropping back-to-back, Twitter lit up, with many commenters slamming Hollywood for continuing to glorify a murderer and rapist by giving him more attention decades after his death.

“Ted Bundy was hideous don’t let america convince you this man was attractive and that’s why he got away with his crimes in actuality the cops were just bad at their jobs and too busy harassing black people for breathing and were friendly with white men as they wreaked havoc,” one wrote. Another added, “The way hollywood continues to give ted bundy exactly what he wanted really gets on my nerves.”

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman and No Man of God are just the latest in a long line of films and shows about Bundy, including 2002’s Ted Bundy, The Hunt for Ted Bundy, The Ted Bundy Tapes, Ted Bundy: The Mind of a Killer, and more. The true crime genre has seen a massive boom in the past decade, with countless series and movies coming out about not just Bundy, but other famous serial killers, too, including John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer.


Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse e-mail ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *