The first trailer for Netflix's upcoming Ted Bundy movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, stars Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer, who tries to convince his girlfriend Liz (played by Lily Collins) and a jury of his peers that he couldn't possibly be the loathsome murderer who destroyed all those young women's lives over the years. In the trailer, it doesn't seem like Liz is entirely convinced that she should take Ted at his word.
It's hard to know what's creepier here — the shots of Bundy on the prowl for potential victims on a college campus or the snippets of him successfully charming the crowd at his trial with a few jokey asides and a pointed glimpse at the TV cameras. The laughter is absolutely bone chilling.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year, was directed by Joe Berlinger. It takes its title from a statement made by the judge (portrayed here by John Malkovich) in Bundy's trial.
The film will be the second major Ted Bundy-centric property to debut on Netflix this year alone, following the streaming service's January docuseries Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will debut on Netflix on May 3.