Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy film drops TODAY – here’s where you can watch it
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is out NOW
Everyone stay calm, but Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile i.e. the film where Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy is out TODAY.
After what seems like a lifetime of waiting, the film is finally here. And here's where you can watch it.
Where can I watch Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile?
The Ted Bundy film is available in the UK on Sky Cinema, which also means it is streaming on Now TV. So if you bought a subscription ready for Game of Thrones season eight then today is your lucky day! You've got Zac Efron in your package too!!!
It is available on Netflix in the US. Netflix UK has confirmed the film will not be coming to the streaming website in the UK.
What is the Zac Efron Ted Bundy film about?
The film is based on the real life crimes of the American serial killer, Ted Bundy. The film is from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins). Zac Efron plays the lead role of Ted Bundy, and other characters portrayed include Carole Ann Boone – Ted Bundy's ex wife.
Ted Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered young women and girls during the 1970s. After years of denying his crimes, he admitted to 30 murders, but the true number of victims remains unknown. He was sentenced to death by electrocution and died in 1989.
The film has received criticism for glamourising serial killers. However, the director of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Joe Berlinger, and Zac Efron have both defended the film. They say it does not reflect Bundy well, and instead shows him as the serial killer and psychopath he was.
Speaking about his role, Zac Efron said: "I wasn’t interested in playing a serial killer. I’m not in the business of glamourising such a horrendous person or his acts.
"But there is something unique about the way going into the psyche of Ted and his longtime girlfriend Liz, it’s a different perspective and not your run-of-the-mill serial killer, cliche, bodycount gets higher and higher and 'oh the guy you always knew did it' [film]. It was what it was like to be there on the day."
The film focuses more on the mind of the killer, rather than displaying the murderous acts themselves – in an attempt to avoid glorifying. Zac Efron has openly said he found it difficult to separate himself from the role, and that playing the killer "tested" his mental health.
When is the Ted Bundy film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, release date?
The movie out is out NOW. The release date is today, Friday 3rd May. You can watch the film from today on Sky Cinema and Now TV in the UK and Netflix in the US.
The film follows the successful Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes true crime series on Netflix.