The Creepiest Details From The New Ted Bundy Netflix Documentary
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Netflix's new crime documentary series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, will be released on Thursday 24th January and it's filled with fascinating information about the notorious serial killer.
Bundy - real name Theodore Robert Bundy - confessed to kidnapping, raping and murdering more than 30 women and young girls in the 1970s in the run-up to his execution, with detectives fearing the number could be much higher.
Netflix said in a statement about its upcoming doc-series: "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes brings the infamously twisted mind of serial killer Ted Bundy into the light for the very first time and invades our psyche in a fresh yet terrifying way through exclusive, never-before-heard interviews from the 'Jack the Ripper of the United States,' himself.
"This unique and gripping docuseries focuses on a man whose personality, good looks and social graces defied the serial-killer stereotype, allowing him to hide in plain sight as he committed the brutal sex-crime slayings of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978.
"While on trial, Bundy received extraordinary adoration from American women, which made his gruesome crimes doubly haunting, even in an era of anything-goes mayhem."
Here are all the creepy details to look out for when the show is released...
1. Authorities probably didn't take women seriously enough
The series reveals that authorities didn't pay enough attention to tip-offs from women, which could have potentially prevented more murders.
At the beginning, when victims first started going missing, Ted's girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer called police to suggest that he might be their wanted man, according to Cosmopolitan.
Kloepfer wasn't concerned about Bundy's violent behaviour but became suspicious because he was never home when the women went missing, and he appeared to meet the profile: a man named Ted with a beige Volkswagen Beetle.
Unfortunately, however, there was not enough evidence to connect him to the case.
2. Bundy agreed to the tapes to 'prove his innocence'
The fascinating tapes were recorded, according to Bundy, to prove that he was not guilty - but in reality, he actually used them to obsess about himself.
"What he really had in mind was a celebrity bio," said Stephen Michaud, the journalist who interviewed him.
3. He wasn't always charming
Part of the mysterious appeal of Ted Bundy's story is that he was supposedly incredibly charming - and many women admitted that they were attracted to him.
But interviews with people who knew him in high school reveal that he was actually very awkward as a teenager and mainly kept to himself.
4. His trial was unbelievably weird
During his trail, Bundy represented himself, which led to some very unusual courtroom moments.
Even stranger, women would turn up to the court and try to pass the murderer messages. In the docuseries, some of the women are interviewed by the press explaining that they are "terrified" of him, but still fascinated.
5. He wasn't as intelligent as he claimed
Bundy's education led some people to dismiss his ability to be a serial killer but the truth is, he was not as intelligent as he made out to be.
The series reveals he performed poorly in his law school exams and was rejected from the universities he wanted to attend.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is available on Netflix on Thursday 24th January.