Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ted Bundy (2002)

Extremely brutal and disturbing Docudrama horror entry that hits really home. The film accurately follows Bundy's progression through his early days as a petty thief through his murderous rampage. The low-budget, gritty filmmaking gives it an unsettling realism, and some of the most frightening moments are either implied with devastating effect or portrayed in the intimate moments between him and his long time girlfriend, where he assaults her mentally and physically. This is not a trashy Lommel cash-in on the name recognition, it is a terrifying character study that will cause any viewer to suspect even the most unassuming neighbor. Burke is absolutely convincing in the role, taking it from charming and classy to deathly terrifying. Another highly recommended film that is often overlooked, try to check it out if you get the chance!

Rating: 8/10.



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4 comments:

  1. I agree. Few films capture what Hannah Arendt called "The Banality of Evil" as well as Ted Bundy. Burke as Bundy could be your best friend - your "go to guy" if you had a problem. He was the next door neighbor that seemed like a nice guy, but murdered helpless women on the weekends. A strange and effective film. -- Mykal

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  2. Very happy to see that Im not alone on this one, I was very happy with the Tartan Films serial killer series, they were each handled very well, with Ted Bundy being the strongest entry

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  3. Yeah, another fan of Bundy here. Though the often blackly comic mix seems out of place, it gives the film it's ghoulish charm. Defo worth watching.

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  4. Thats what made it infinitely more disturbing for me, you couldnt help but smirk at some of the humor but then you felt ashamed of yourself

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