Two new Ted Bundy movies have sparked backlash on-line after dropping trailers inside days of one another. The upcoming releases, titled Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman and No Man of God, are being criticized for following the pattern of glorifying and fetishizing Bundy, a infamous killer chargeable for the deaths of greater than 30 ladies 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 introduced him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase ‘serial killer,’” per ScreenDaily. Whereas the movie was first introduced earlier this 12 months, the trailer dropped this week, sparking a brand new spherical of discourse concerning the ethics of giving Bundy’s story the Hollywood remedy.
Murray’s casting comes as the newest in a task of heartthrobs taking part in the killer onscreen, with Cary Elwes (The Riverman), James Marsters (The Seize of the Inexperienced River Killer) and Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) all beforehand taking up the position.
Inside a day of the American Boogeyman trailer launch, the trailer for one more Bundy-inspired challenge dropped. No Man of God, a movie concerning the relationship between FBI analyst Invoice Hagmaier (Elijah Wood) and his relationship with Bundy, shared a primary look July 9. With each trailers dropping back-to-back, Twitter lit up, with many commenters slamming Hollywood for persevering with to glorify a assassin and rapist by giving him extra consideration a long time after his dying.
“Ted Bundy was hideous don’t let america persuade you this man was enticing and that’s why he received away together with his crimes surely the cops had been simply dangerous at their jobs and too busy harassing black individuals for respiratory and had been pleasant with white males as they wreaked havoc,” one wrote. One other added, “The best way hollywood continues to provide ted bundy precisely what he wished actually will get on my nerves.”
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman and No Man of God are simply the newest in a protracted line of movies and reveals about Bundy, together with 2002’s Ted Bundy, The Hunt for Ted Bundy, The Ted Bundy Tapes, Ted Bundy: The Thoughts of a Killer, and extra. The true crime style has seen a large growth up to now decade, with numerous sequence and films popping out about not simply Bundy, however different well-known serial killers, too, together with John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer.