Ted Bundy survivor shares feelings on Netflix biopic
Bundy, played by Zac Efron in the film, killed at least 30 women between 1974 and 1978, but he attacked even more. In 1978, Bundy went on a rampage through Florida State University’s Chi Omega sorority.
Kathy Kleiner Rubin, one of Bundy’s victims, has previously spoken out about the film’s trailer glorifying the serial killer.
“I don’t have a problem with people looking at it as long as they understand that what they’re watching wasn’t a normal person,” she explains
Rubin was asleep in her dorm room when he entered, tripping over a trunk and waking her up before he began to attack both her and roommate Karen Chandler. Bundy was scared off by a car light flooding the window, leaving both women as survivors.
Now that the movie is out, Rubin has commented on it again to TMZ. She praised Netflix for not including gore in the movie.
“This is done into the part of the psyche of Bundy,” she said. “I thought it was very well done and I thought Netflix did a very good job in representing the victims.”
She did say she felt bad for the victims’ families who were not portrayed in the film.
“I just hope they know they still are remembered. They have a voice,” she said.
You can see the entire TMZ video below.
As previously stated, the film just dropped on Netflix. It’s told from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins.
Collins just revealed she believed she was contacted by Bundy’s victims’ ghosts while filming.
Hetfield plays Officer Bob Hayward in the upcoming film, the patrolman who arrested the real Bundy back in 1975.
Efron also just revealed how he had a hard time turning off his Ted Bundy mindset while filming the serial killer’s biopic.
“I’ve never played a role in which I really have to separate myself from when I go home at night, and it was almost impossible,” Efron says. “I’d like to say that I did it successfully but I couldn’t.”
“It’s a different perspective and not your run-of-the-mill serial killer cliché, body count gets higher and higher, and oh the guy you always knew did it, did it. This is what it was like to be there on the day, we didn’t know if he was innocent or guilty, we just saw Ted Bundy through their eyes.”
Additionally, director Joe Berlinger defended the film after all the push back, saying that if people actually see the film, they will realize filmmakers are doing the exact opposite of glorifying him.
You can see the trailer for the film 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.
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