Netflix is back and giving us more nightmares thanks to a new trailer from its harrowing Ted Bundy docuseries.
Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is coming to the streaming service on January 24, and safe to say, we’re hooked already.
Watching the trailer, it becomes evident just how unhinged Bundy really was. Described as a relatively ‘normal’ man, the tapes say “he didn’t look like anybody’s notion of somebody who would tear apart young girls”. The show promises to tell the story of Bundy “in his own words”.
The four-part series is based on Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth’s Bundy book that delves deeper into his psyche than most dare to go. The two writers were allowed to interview Bundy on Death Row and collated over 100 hours worth of audio interviews. Getting closer to Bundy than anyone else, the two have brought their book to life on Netflix.
While it’s sure to be a must-watch series, The Ted Bundy Tapes might be too much for some to stomach. For anyone who doesn’t know, Bundy was a notorious kidnapper, serial killer, rapist, and necrophile who confessed to over 30 murders — across seven states — between 1974 and 1978. A shadow still hangs over Bundy’s crimes, with officers suspecting his macabre trail goes back much further.
One line in the trailer stuck out as being particularly poignant: “He had very blue eyes. When he really got going, his eyes went absolutely black.” If that isn’t enough to scare you, nothing will.
If the trailer still doesn’t have you hooked, there’s a morbid twist to the tale. As a horror homage to the killer, The Ted Bundy Tapes will release on the 30th anniversary of his execution.
With the audio never being made public before, and the addition of Netflix commissioning new interviews for the docuseries, The Ted Bundy Tapes is sure to cash in on the service’s true crime obsession. Forget The Staircase, The Keepers, or even Making a Murderer, we think we’ve found our next twisted terror to justify that subscription fee.
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