Society has always had a bizarre fascination with serial killers. It’s not hard to see why, as even though their crimes are horrific and cruel, we can’t help but want to know more about what makes these predatory monsters tick.
Those without a penchant for true crime stories might find this fascination sick and wrong, but for the most part, those who enjoy indulging in a good serial killer biopic or documentary are perfectly fine people otherwise.
A good illustration of just how widespread this interest in serial killers has become was the massive success of recent Netflix documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, directed by Joe Berlinger.
Now, Netflix seemingly wants to stay in the Ted Bundy business, as Deadline reports that the streaming giant has acquired the highly anticipated movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as Bundy.
Appropriately, Extremely Wicked is also directed by Berlinger, who looks to have come a long way from infamous sequel Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. The trailers have been great, and Efron looks like a spot-on Bundy.
Netflix plans to grant Extremely Wicked a limited theatrical release, before presumably adding to it their streaming catalog. For more fact-based horror, be sure to check out iHorror’s fast-growing true crime section.