People Have Had It With Ted Bundy Content After Release of Trailers for Competing Movies About Serial Killer

The industry is far from short on Bundy content, but that hasn't stopped filmmakers from creating two new movies about the serial killer for 2021.

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Given the near-omnipresence of Ted Bundy movies and series in recent years, the arrival of competing trailers for two more Bundy entries has many people expressing frustration at the continued onslaught.

This year alone, Bundy—a notorious serial killer responsible for murdering dozens of women in the 1970s—will be brought to the big screen in two separate productions.

Arguably the higher-profile project is No Man of God, an Amber Sealey-directed film starring Luke Kirby as Bundy and Elijah Wood as FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier. The Kit Lesser-scripted offering premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is slated for release in August. A trailer was released a few days back:

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Within a 48-hour span, a trailer for American Boogeyman—embedded up top— starring Chad Michael Murray as the prolific murderer also arrived on YouTube. That film, directed by Daniel Farrands, will—like No Man of God—be released in August.

Of course, you surely don’t need reminding that the past few years have been particularly rife with varying takes on the Bundy story. 2019 saw the release of the Zac Efron-starring Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and the Netflix docuseries Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, both helmed by Some Kind of Monster director Joe Berlinger. Last year, the Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer docuseries premiered on Amazon Prime.

Understandably, this is all a bit too much for many viewers, some of whom took to Twitter to document their exhaustion with serial killer culture at large:

Ted Bundy is proof that if you rape and murder a bunch Hollywood will never stop telling your story.

— Samuel J Comroe (@SamuelJComroe) July 13, 2021

Ted Bundy was hideous don’t let america convince you this man was attractive and that’s why he got away with his crimes in actuality the cops were just bad at their jobs and too busy harassing black people for breathing and were friendly with white men as they wreaked havoc pic.twitter.com/feXxjHoQiE

— :) (@princeramesses2) July 13, 2021

why do we keep making Ted Bundy movies when we never got a sequel to Jennifer’s Body

— Meghan Rienks (@meghanrienks) July 13, 2021

The world if we stopped making Ted Bundy movies. pic.twitter.com/w5gSVEJlju

— ًsayf (@sayfoncaffeine) July 13, 2021

Ted Bundy Ted Bundy
in real life in Hollywood
movies pic.twitter.com/EOfld7tksC

— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) July 13, 2021

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