There has been a very strong reaction to the trailer for Zac Efron's new movie about Ted Bundy 1 year ago

There has been a very strong reaction to the trailer for Zac Efron's new movie about Ted Bundy

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'If I was alive in the 60’s and Ted Bundy looked like Zac Eron I would 100% be dead.'

Before we get to the reaction, first let us deal with the actual trailer.

Zac Efron stars as true-life serial-killer Ted Bundy in the upcoming crime-thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and this week the first trailer for the movie was released.

Let us just say that the tone of the movie, which deals with one of the most notorious murderers ever, is a tad more light-hearted than you might have expected...

Clip via Voltage Pictures

Is that... a romantic comedy? A quirky, edgy, winky thriller about a handsome man who is trying to get away with actual murders??

We know that we probably shouldn't be judging a movie on the trailer alone, but we can judge the trailer for seemingly trying to get the audience on the side of Ted Fucking Bundy.

The trailer was cleverly released the same weekend as Netflix's latest docu-series Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which also seemed to suffer from a similar problem:

And it was a similar issue with You, a recent (at least fictional) show on Netflix about a charming serial killer that viewers openly admitted to really fancying, which then led to the actor playing the killer to remind viewers that, y'know, he was a psychopath and probably shouldn't be fancied.

So now here we are with Efron-as-Bundy, and the reactions have been similar, with half the viewers disgusted that the movie seems to be taking a light-hearted approach to a very serious subject matter, and the other half super attracted to the serial killer:

There is no set release date yet for Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile, but the movie is getting its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

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