Fans have noticed something strange about the trailer for Zac Efron's new Ted Bundy movie.

Ted Bundy was known for his charm and charisma, which he used as a tool to lure countless women to their deaths.

He was a monster, but people seem to think the new Ted Bundy film, titled, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, brushes over his ruthless murders by getting the tone completely wrong.

After the recent release of the movie’s trailer, people are calling it “insensitive” and a blatant glorification of a dangerous serial killer.

The movie stars Zac Efron as Bundy, Lily Collins as his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, Jim Parsons, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, and Haley Joel Osment.


“Why does the music seem so… happy(?) Is this not supposed to be a dark film? Feels light hearted for the whole family,” someone wrote in the comment section of the YouTube trailer.

“I just hope the movie doesn’t glorifies Bundy as the trailer is hinting,” someone else wrote.

“This trailer is making it feel like a charming black comedy where we are suppose to like Ted in some way… but is that the point because he’s a master manipulator?” said another.

Have a look for yourself and watch the trailer for ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ below.

Efron has not yet commented on the negative commentary surrounding his new trailer, but he did release statements to Entertainment Tonight last year that touched on the same issues fans have recently pointed out.

“I think the movie itself is really deep. It doesn’t really glorify Ted Bundy. He wasn’t a person to be glorified,” he explained to ET.

“It simply tells a story and sort of how the world was able to be charmed over by this guy who was notoriously evil and the vexing position that so many people were put in, the world was put in.”

The movie will be released in Australian cinemas later this year.

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