Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile had a well-received premiere at Sundance. (I should know. I was there.) But Netflix made a smart buy in picking it up. It'll pair nicely with director Joe Berlinger's already released non-fiction series The Ted Bundy Tapes. But in combining fandom for Zac Efron with the true-crime craze that shows no signs of slowing down, this is likely to be a massive hit for the streaming service.
This trailer is a lot more ominous than the first, which online overreactors accused of glorifying the killer. While the film is definitely a drama, the movie is often more playful than grim, while never ignoring that Ted Bundy was a cold-blooded killer, even if he managed to charm his friends and family, the justice systems of several states, and women across the country.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile hits Netflix on Friday, May 3.