A new docudrama about Ted Bundy has been released, and it may seem that some of the words spoken by the actor portraying the infamous serial killer have been added for “poetic license,” however the eerie quotes are 100% true!
The biopic, “Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman,” currently airing on the Hulu network, begins with the fictionalized Ted Bundy begins talking about his concept of guilt.
“Guilt,” Bundy, played by Chad Michael Murray, utters in a voiceover as he holds the body of a woman he just killed. “It’s this mechanism we use to control people. It’s an illusion. It’s a kind of social control mechanism.”
He goes on.
“Do I feel guilty for anything I’ve done?” he asks.
“I feel sorry for people who feel guilt,” he answers. “What’s one less person on the face of this earth anyway?”
The voiceover seems so over the top that those reviewing the flick felt that the quotes required some “fact-checking,” and believe it or not, they were all real or pretty close to it.
The real quote about guilt is almost exact, “I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt,” said Bundy, according to Newsweek.
As per the “one less person” and “social control mechanism” quotes, those are completely verbatim.
At the end of the film, investigators play a recording of an interview with Bundy in which he says, “We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere.”
Yes, that “dramatic statement” is all Bundy, word-for-word.
While society seems to have an obsession with Bundy, it’s important to remember; he wasn’t that smart or special. As Professor Jane Caputi told Oxygen.com, “He was a nose-picker, a nailbiter, not well-liked as a child, he tortured frogs — his own opinion of himself preceded everything, and the media did just buy that.”
During Bundy’s horrid 1970s murder spree, he murdered at least 30 women, many of which he sexually assaulted after they were long dead. While most were killed in the Pacific Northwest, he also killed sorority members in Florida following a prison break.
Bundy was executed in 1989 at the age of 42.
“Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman” is streaming now on Hulu.