What You Might Have Missed From Netflix’s Ted Bundy Doc, Plus Some Stuff They Left Out

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Image: Instagram/@pastpresentpodWhat You Might Have Missed From Netflix’s Ted Bundy Doc

We sure do have a fascination with the macabre, don’t we? From true crime documentaries to murder mysteries, there’s just something about these creepy and disturbing stories. It’s not that they’re entertaining (although many of them are!). It’s the suspense and the intrigue. The disbelief that things like that could really happen.  It’s seeing survivors of horrific circumstances live to tell their tale. And in some ways, these stories serve as a warning to us, a step-by-step guide of what not to do and who not to trust. These types of stories also make us realize that monsters don’t always have glowing red eyes and sharp fangs. Sometimes they look just like the all-American guy next door. That’s what people are realizing while watching Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.

Ted Bundy was one of the most notorious serial killers in history. He confessed to killing 30 people, but the number is believed to be much higher. He terrorized communities across the country. But at the height of his crime spree, before his face and name became instantly recognizable, he used his generic good looks and charming personality to lure his victims to their deaths. Ted Bundy was a monster, there’s no doubt about that. But he wasn’t the kind of monster we were used to seeing, which makes him even scarier. The Netflix documentary uses hours of recordings of interviews Bundy gave while on death row, and is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a madman. Here’s what you might have missed, and some stuff the filmmakers left out.

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