It’s what makes his heinous crimes against women all the more shocking.
But much of the truth about what it was really like to date and co-parent with Ted Bundy for six years is left out of the film.
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Elizabeth Kloepfer’s 1991 memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, which is the basis of the film, tells a very different story.
She writes that in her final conversation with Bundy – which actually took place on the telephone, not on death row as shown in the movie – she asked him if he ever tried to hurt her.
According to her book as reported by The Tab, Bundy confessed to feeling “it coming on” one night when he was staying over with her.
“I closed the damper so the smoke couldn’t go up the chimney,” Bundy said. “And then I left and put a towel in the crack under the door so the smoke would stay in the apartment.”
Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins in the movie, recalled the night he was talking about. She remembered waking up coughing and struggling to breathe, before flinging open the windows to let oxygen in.