Netflix issues stark warning to not watch new Ted Bundy documentary alone
Prepare yourselves. The highly anticipated Netlifx docu-series, Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, is finally out. Despite having already added other great new docu-series' this year such as Abducted in Plain Sight and Fyre, Netflix keeps on delivering stellar content.
The four-part documentary has been added to the already vast collection of true crime documentaries Netflix has to offer, but this one comes with a warning. The Ted Bundy Tapes is apparently so horrifying that Netflix felt the need to issue a warning not to watch it alone. Tweeting from their UK and Ireland account, the streaming service wrote: "for those of us with a PhD in true crime podcasts, Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is now streaming. Maybe don't watch it alone x."
The first trailer for the series was uploaded last week and it teases hours of unheard audio from the prolific serial killer, who confessed to savagely killing 36 women and young girls in the 1970s. The release of the documentary marks the 30th anniversary of the murderer's execution by electric chair.
The new series will delve into the mind of the serial killer through real previously-unheard police recordings of the murderer. Needless to say, true crime fans have descended on the documentary instantly and have been sharing their thoughts online. One user wrote: "naaaah this ted bundy tapes thing on Netflix is terrifying. Everytime it zooms in on his face it makes my skin crawl [sic]."
Another seemed to confirm that Netflix's warning was not a joke, writing: "These Ted Bundy tapes are f*cking wild and I'm definitely having nightmares tonight."
One user seemed surprised at the number of people Bundy managed to kill before finally being apprehended, writing: "I'm watching, on Netflix, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. It's mind blowing that one man could kill so many."
Some people are apparently having to mentally prepare themselves to watch the series, with one user saying: "Think I’m just going to watch that Ted Bundy documentary and have nightmares tonight if it’s all good with you?"
The docu-series on Bundy's crimes isn't the only exposure the serial killer will receive this year, with a film about Bundy's life premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile stars heartthrob Zac Efron as the infamous killer and has been dubbed the "most anticipated" movie of the festival. Fans of the star are excited to see him try his hand at such dark material. Here's hoping this role doesn't ruin Zac for all of us!