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Since the release of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’s trailer, many viewers have become angry over the biopic’s portrayal of serial killer, Ted Bundy. The film stars Zac Efron, and people think the actor’s attractiveness romanticizes Bundy’s sinister demeanor.

Additionally, many believe that the trailer, which plays as an action-thriller meets romantic comedy, falsely portrays Bundy.

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On the flip side, many people argue that Efron’s role accurately reflects how Bundy lured in his victims.

The biopic focuses on Ted Bundy’s (Efron) dual life. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is told through the lens of Bundy’s ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins. The film also features Metallica’s James Hetfield as Officer Bob Hayward.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can watch it below.

Bundy was a serial killer, kidnapper, rapist and burglar who assaulted and murdered several women in the ’70s. He was executed in the electric chair at Florida State Prison on Jan. 24, 1989. He confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. However, the true victim count will forever be unknown.

What do you think about Efron’s portrayal of the serial killer? Sound off in the comments below.

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