50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

by Amy Nicholson

01/15/2019

Here’s a bummer: You’re dating a hunk who turns out to be … a rapist, murderer and necrophile. True crime-obsessed director Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Whitey) turns his magnifying glass to the real-life story of Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), a woman who’s struggling with her suspicions about her boyfriend Ted Bundy (Zac Efron), what with that time she found a meat cleaver in his trunk and all. This portrait of a serial killer is allegedly more interested in the longterm couple’s bond than Bundy’s bloodletting (at least 30 victims, by Ted’s own tally). Yet, the film is peppered with fun supporting players, like John Malkovich as the presiding judge and Metallica’s James Hetfield as a local cop.