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Viewers Say Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Gave Them Chills

Aneira Davies

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Viewers Say Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Gave Them Chills

Featured Image Credit: Fathom Events

Horror fans have said the new Ted Bundy film gave them "chills" and "made them feel sick" and, we hear you.

The new film, starring Chad Michael Murray in a far cry from his One Tree Hill days, has already left viewers creeped out.

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman follows the detective and FBI profiler desperate to catch Bundy in 1970s America.

Chad Michael Murray as Ted Bundy (Credit: Fathom Events)
Chad Michael Murray as Ted Bundy (Credit: Fathom Events)

The film's synopsis reads: "A spectre roams the highways of a gritty and decadent 1970s America, hunting for his next prey - his name is Ted Bundy (Chad Michael Murray).

"Tracking him is the intrepid female detective Kathleen McChesney (Holland Roden), working out of the Seattle Police bureau, and rookie FBI profiler Robert Ressler (Jake Hays), the government agent who coined the term 'serial killer.'

"This is the true story behind the manhunt that brought America's most fearsome boogieman to justice."

Fans who've seen the film so far said it gave them a "creepy" vibe.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

One wrote: "Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman was creepy, obviously its a true story but it weirdly had slasher vibes, which was odd...

"The guy was a monster and Chad Michael Murray did a great job portraying that!"

Another said the film had given them chills, writing: "I'm only a few minutes into the movie and I've already got the chills."

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

A third Twitter user said the film had made them "feel sick" after watching it.

Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: "Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman is so horrible. Society has progressed past the need for more Ted Bundy movies."

Chad Michael Murray is the latest actor to take on the role of Ted Bundy.

Previously, Zac Efron played Bundy in 2019's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, while James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike) played him in 2008's The Capture of the Green River Killer.

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman is out on DVD and video-on-demand for US viewers, but a UK release is yet to be announced.

Topics: Film News, Film, Entertainment, TV and Film

Aneira Davies
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