Serial killing has fascinated us since the days of the Whitechapel murders that shook London to its core. Nobody has been able to figure out who this monster called Jack The Ripper actually was. And since then, there has always been a sort of aura surrounding serial killing, mostly because these psychotic killers maintain a pattern in which they operate, and they kill because they have to, not for any material gain whatsoever. What is pretty apparent from the numerous serial killing cases we know about is that most of these people are extremely calm and calculating while committing the crime and that they have no sense of remorse or pity whatsoever, the hallmark of a psychopath.
One such psychopath who can easily find a spot on the Mount Rushmore of serial killers (not to glorify the deeds whatsoever) is the infamous American murderer called Ted Bundy. Bundy was not only a serial killer but also a rapist and a necrophile. He is said to have performed sexual acts with the bodies of his victims long after they breathed their last and until the body started decomposing. Bundy carried out around 30 murders in a period of four years stretching from 1974 to 1978. His sharp features, charisma, and intelligence easily made an impression upon young girls who soon figured out he is not quite the man they took him for.
Being the fascinating character that he is, Bundy has had movies made on him — not to mention that numerous documentaries have been made based on his life. Psychiatrists have spent years trying to understand the evil workings of his mind. And all of this has happened because people have always wanted to know more about Bundy. So if you want to watch some films based on Ted Bundy, here is the list you must try. By the way, the below list also has the new Zac Efron Ted Bundy movie on it.
7. The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
This 1986 film is adapted from the book ‘Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger’ written by Richard W. Larsen. Larsen was a political reporter for The Seattle Times and had earlier interviewed Bundy before he was charged with murder. This straight-to-TV movie is directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. The character of Ted Bundy is played by Mark Harmon who later became a household name with his TV show ‘NCIS‘. Frederic Forrest plays the character of Detective Robert D. Keppel who made huge contributions in the Bundy case. The film follows Bundy after the days of his initial killing spree. The story starts from the time when Bundy’s victim Georgann Hawkins’ death became a hugely publicized affair and this was the first time that the killer was identified to have a brown Volkswagen Beetle. Then the story shifts towards the other murders Bundy commits in the states of Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. The movie was positively received by critics and Harmon received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. Polly Nelson, the last lawyer to defend Bundy, also thought Harmon managed to perfect the expressions and posture her client had.
6. The Riverman (2004)