Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Spotlight Narrative

New York Premiere

USA | 110 MINUTES

EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE

Drama, Biography
Featuring one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile charts the double life of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron). Told from the perspective of Bundy’s long-term girlfriend Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins), the film explores how a smooth-talking, handsome murderer was able to charm so many while leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. As Bundy is charged with increasingly grotesque crimes and plays a game of cat and mouse with authorities across several state lines, Kloepfer is left alone to consider the truth about the love of her life.

The violence remains mostly off screen in Joe Berlinger’s finely paced film. With a script based on Kloepfer’s real life memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy, the camera focuses on the domestic bliss of Liz and Ted before things unravel. Collins breathes a steely strength into her nuanced portrayal of a single-mother living with a monster, while Efron’s performance is masterful, exploring the full range of Bundy’s charm and malice. With a scene-stealing cameo from John Malkovich, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile is full of surprises, gripping the viewer until the final frame.

—Jessie Fairbanks

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Joe Berlinger

Joe Berlinger is an Emmy Award®-winning and Academy Award®–nominated filmmaker and producer. A pioneer in the genre of true crime documentaries, Berlinger's work seeks to create lasting change through stories of crime, the potential fallibility of the legal system, and the plight of the wrongfully convicted. Seven of Berlinger’s films, including Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, and Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, have premiered at Sundance.
Director
Joe Berlinger
Producer
Michael Costigan, Nicolas Chartier, Ara Keshishian, Michael Simkin, Joe Berlinger
Screenwriter
Michael Werwie
Cinematographer
Brandon Trost
Editor
Josh Schaeffer
Executive Producer
Zac Efron, Michael Werwie, Jonathan Deckter
Based on the Book
The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall
Cast
Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, Jeffrey Donovan, Angela Sarafyan, Dylan Baker, Brian Geraghty, with Jim Parsons and John Malkovich

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