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Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes Review

Now I don’t believe it’s any secret that I am obsessed with true crime so when this documentary came onto Netflix I had to watch it. The shocking thing? It utterly terrified me and was one I couldn’t watch before bed.

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What I loved about this documentary that differs from others is this actually included tapes recorded with Ted Bundy. So not only do you have the horrific story of what happened but you also get to hear from the man himself what he did and this is next level chilling. It starts off quite tame with Ted where he’s pleading innocence and won’t go into too much detail with the murders, but once the interviewer decides to change tactics and ask Ted to talk about the murders in third person this opened up a whole new world of horror.

Not only is it horrific to think of what he did to these young girls it’s also terrifying to think that he was seen as a stable and normal man. He had a girlfriend and a step-daughter. He had business friends and was respectable and courteous. And I believe that’s what makes him so terrifying. The fact that he is anyone. He could be your neighbour or your work colleague or whoever. He’s the man you see in Starbucks every morning ordering the same coffee or the man who sits at the front of the bus. We perceive killers as crazy or creepy people but that isn’t Ted and that is possibly the most terrifying factor of the whole thing.

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This documentary was fascinating and really gave you even more insight into the murderer and how his mind worked. It gave you all the details needed without getting too overbearing and also had eye-witness accounts from people who worked with Ted or who were kidnapped by Ted. It was fascinating to see all the different sides to a person who, for far too long, got away with some of the worst crimes in history.

I definitely recommend this documentary but be prepared to be chilled to the bone. It is not one for the faint hearted, believe me, I adore horror of all kinds and even this put me on the edge and had me checking my door was locked a few more times.

What did you think of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes?

Until next time.

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