Netflix isn’t new to the world of serial killers or true crime. I can’t be the only person who falls asleep almost every night to Forensic Files, Dateline or 20/20. If Netflix is good at one thing, it’s a captivating True Crime series. Adding to the prolific roster of: Making a Murderer, The Staircase and Evil Genius, docuseries ‘Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ will feature one of the worlds most famous serial killers, Ted Bundy.
Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s, and possibly earlier. Shortly before his execution—after more than a decade of denials—he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. Here’s some trivia on the vile serial killer:
During high school he was arrested at least twice on suspicion of burglary and auto theft. When he reached age 18 the details of the incidents were expunged from his record, as is customary in Washington and most other states.
Bundy was regarded by many of his young female victims as handsome and charismatic, traits that he exploited to win their trust.
He typically approached victims in public places, feigning injury or disability, or impersonating an authority figure, before overpowering and assaulting them at more secluded locations.
He sometimes revisited his secondary crime scenes for hours at a time, grooming and performing sexual acts with the decomposing corpses until putrefaction and destruction by wild animals made further interaction impossible.
He decapitated at least 12 of his victims, and kept some of the severed heads in his apartment for a period of time as mementos. On a few occasions, he simply broke into dwellings at night and bludgeoned his victims as they slept.
He once called himself “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet”.
Women adored Ted Bundy even when he was on trial, which made his case a lot more fascinating to the masses. Now, the docuseries will go behind the trial in a different perspective. Promising a total of four episodes for us to all to binge-watch in a single sitting, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will feature never-heard-before audio interviews with Bundy from when he was on death row.
According to the show’s synopsis on Netflix, the show is a ‘cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy’, which will give us ‘a unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer’.
Launching on Netflix on 24 January, the docuseries will tie in with the 30th anniversary of Bundy’s execution in 1989, and will focus on the murders he was convicted of, the media frenzy that surrounded his trials and his infamously charismatic way of charming women.