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Two New Ted Bundy Films Spark Backlash on Twitter: “Manipulative and Gross”

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Two new Ted Bundy films have sparked backlash online after dropping trailers within days of each other. The upcoming releases, titled Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman and No Man of God, are being criticized for following the trend of glorifying and fetishizing Bundy, a notorious killer responsible for the deaths of more than 30 women between 1974 and 1978.

Chad Michael Murray will  play Bundy in Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, an upcoming biopic that “follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase ‘serial killer,’” per ScreenDaily. While the film was first announced earlier this year, the trailer dropped this week, sparking a new round of discourse about the ethics of giving Bundy’s story the Hollywood treatment.

Murray’s casting comes as the latest in a role of heartthrobs playing the killer onscreen, with Cary Elwes (The Riverman),

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