(R, 1:39:07, Released 2002)
|Genres:||Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense|
|Release Date:||Sep 13, 2002|
|DVD Release Date:||Oct 1, 2002|
|Starring:||Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Ann Bliss, Stefani Brass, Tracey Walter, Marina Black, Wayne Morse, Renee Madison Cole, Alexa Jago, Diana Kauffman, Seth Landau|
|Directed by:||Matthew Bright|
|Synopsis:||Director Matthew Bright (Freeway) directs this tale of one of the most notorious serial killers in the annals of crime. Standing in stark contrast to the generally accepted view of serial killers, Ted Bundy (Michael Reilley Burke) was intelligent, quick-witted, and handsome. Engaged to a beautiful fiancée who never suspected his murderous tendencies, the feral Bundy develops a taste for murder that ultimately results in the deaths of at least 19 young women through the course of the 1970s. From posing as an injured driver and luring unsuspecting women to their deaths to an astonishing pair of jailbreaks and his ultimate death by capital punishment, viewers follow the murderous madman on a crime spree that shocked a nation and left the public's perception of what a serial killer is truly capable of forever changed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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July 13, 2012
Creepy, unrelenting and ultimately making you feel uneasy, Ted Bundy is the true story of the notorious serial killer. The film is decent for what it is, but it's not one of those pictures that are worth watching again and again. Actor Michael Reilly's portrayal of Bundy is chilling and is what makes the film work. This is a hard film to watch as it is a real life horror story about America's most depraved serial killer. I remember seeing this film when originally released, and it scared the hell out of me. Also it made me feel uneasy. Overall I thought it was a decent film, nothing good or great. However due to its content, it's only worth watching once. The performances are very good, and the lead actor is convincing as the demented title character. This film should appeal to people who are interested in such topics. This is nothing remarkable, and honestly I don't see why this film was made. Compared to Monster starring Charlize Theron, this one just lacks an effective script, and on many occasions, fails to be close to the true story itself. Either way, this is a true, horrifying story about a sadistic killer, and should only be watched by viewers that are interested in the subject. Other than that, there's nothing really rewarding or truly entertaining about the film. The film ultimately plays out like a low-budget made for TV drama horror flick that is decent due to its performances, but aside from that; this film is quite forgettable.
April 11, 2007
I enjoyed this movie at the time, but time for a re-watch
April 9, 2013
While it's somewhat interesting to look into this portrayed psyche of Bundy's, this film grows stale quickly. As soon as Bundy is caught, you know the film is essentially over. Stefani, playing Julie, fails to play a convincing role. The acting is generally poor in this movie, but it's especially bad on her end. Then there's the misogyny of this film; it's pretty intense. I realize that Ted was a serial killer who was known to rape and kill women exclusively, but still, the tone is really harsh here and it was a bit unsettling watching this. Have 96 minutes to spare? Well then, I wouldn't recommend it.
fb100000185301014September 10, 2011
It's a really sophisticated movie about Ted Bundy, ultimately horrifying. I wouldn't watch it again
September 23, 2010
Pretty twisted horror/thriller about the infamous 70's serial sex killer. Ted Bundy was a seemingly normal bloke, quite charming and charismatic but hidden beneath it all was an absolute nutcase who seemed to enjoy killing women and fucking them! This shows, sometimes in gory detail(well not complete detail, obviously) his sick crimes and prison escapes that eventually ended up with Bundy in the electric chair. Quite an effective horror with a decent performance from the lead actor, Michael Reilly Burke, can't have been easy playing someone like that. Not brilliant but worth a look.
August 30, 2013
Incredibly disturbing to watch a sociopath in the throes of madness. Sadly, I was riveted throughout.
July 3, 2010
A film directed by Matthew Bright and starring Michael Reilly Burke and Boti Ann Bliss. Ted Bundy is about the notorious serial killer and sexual psychopath as he begins his killing spree of many young women in the 1970's. Bundy is portrayed as a perverted and calculating man within the first few minutes of the film as we witness him scouting young girls with a sadistic glare while on his way to his college psychology class. As we follow Bundy journeying deeper into his downward spiral of perversion and violence, we witness him commit several acts of sexual sadism and shocking brutality. His spiral begins with the peeping of a girl as she undresses in her home, and then it escalates into him attacking women, kidnapping them, raping them, and eventually killing them. Ted Bundy is an intriguing character in the world of abnormal psychology because he seems to have had a jekyll and hyde personality. He was sweet and charming towards some people while he was sadistic and violent towards other. For example, he always treated the daughter of his girlfriend like she was an angel, while he was rather cruel towards the girlfriend who continued to love him even as he acted in a very cruel manner with her. He insults her at times and in one disturbing scene he ties her up and asks her to play dead during sex while he verbally abuses her. She agress to subject herself to this because she was in love with him and wanted to make him happy, which is very sad to watch. This film isn't really an exploration into Bundy's origins or his backstory that originally caused his psychotic behavior, but it is primarily an exploration of his crimes and his behavior. The scene where Bundy is shown having sex with one of his "groupies" in prison is quite interesting and disturbing because it showed how there are other troubled people in the world who actually admire people like Bundy and are influenced by him. Michael Reilly Burke does an excellent job of portraying the brutal madman, showing both sides of his personality. He effectively portrays the charming side of Bundy and also the sadistic side. To say the least, Burke is very memorable as this frightening individual. Boti Ann Bliss is sweet and innocent as Bundy's girlfriend, Lee. This film is made by a director named Matthew Bright, who made a film called Freeway with Kiefer Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon. Bright holds nothing back here. He puts on display some of Bundy's most vile acts and nearly every scene in this film is unsettling. Ted Bundy is a captivating and highly disturbing drama that everyone fascinated with psychology and serial killers should see. It's a fearless film about the limitless abyss that can exist within anyone. This is a great little indie film about the crimes of one of the most frightening and fascinating killers in American history.
August 15, 2009
This movie shows how a normal man who is involved in church communities a college graduate and a father can live a double life in his mind and act on his inhumane thoughts. I think they failed by making it to comical and at some points ridiculous. also this isn't a true translation of what actually happend which is disappointing. This was almost unwatchable as i didn't feel a sympathetic connection for the main character instead i wanted him to die.. HELLO DIRECTOR! you can't produce a good movie unless you have a hero with motives. But all i wanted was to see Ted Bundy die! yyou've made an unwatchable movie bby placing the main character a villain who preys on women for his own necrophiliac lusts.
this should have been a documentary.
November 23, 2008
I didn't know much about Ted Bundy before seeing this film, but after watching this I've decided he's one of the most cunning, f-ed up people I've ever seen. Watching him manipulate women and make them believe he was an innocent man is going to make me think twice about every strange guy I meet ever again. Crazy people might carry out crimes and get away with it, but the true psycho killers are like Ted Bundy where they lead two lives; one which they seem like a normal everyday person with friends and family and the other which they commit horrific acts that can't be described. The ending where Bundy finally let insanity take over before he was put to his death was an extremely disturbing scene.
October 28, 2008
I dont know if they intended this movie to be funny but it is in parts. Also it is a pretty accurate portrayal of the infamous serial killer.
October 3, 2007
This movie was alright, but the made for television movie "The Deliberate Stranger" starring Mark Harmon as Bundy is 100% better with telling the entire story.
November 25, 2006
one of my top 5 true story serial killer film favs... with fx by tom savini and micheal really gets into his role...just a neat little movie...real fun...if your sick like me...