Extremely Wicked Trailer Debut

“Extremely Wicked” Gets Extremely Good New Trailer

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.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.