Zac Efron plays serial killer Ted Bundy in new trailer

The High School Musical alum stepped out of his comedic comfort zone to take the role as America's most famous serial killer. Today, after dropping its new docuseries about serial killer Ted Bundy, Netflix has one piece of advice for you: "Maybe don't watch it alone". He confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.

In the chilling 45-minute interview, Bundy talked about how his obsession with pornography drove him to become a sinister, calculating killer. Speaking in a calm, collected voice, Bundy sounds like he could be a pundit describing his own behavior. Zac Efron, who plays the titular character is very likable in the video, and many think the movie is glorifying and making the real-life serial killer seem cool instead of "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" like the title promises. This would've been nice to know before we binged it, Netflix.

Tales of Bundy outsmarting the state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation made him more of a mystery to me.

And with the series set to hit our screens at the end of the month, audiences won't have long to wait until they get the chance to look into the mind of the notorious killer.

Director Joe Berlinger spoke to Refinery29 about the documentary, saying the Netflix series [VIDEO]is the cataloguing of a "deep dive" into Ted Bundy, from the "cradle to the grave".

Photo: NetflixWhat are The Ted Bundy Tapes?

Crime writer Ann Rule, who authored "The Stranger Beside Me", had a friendship with Bundy before his death, having met him when they both volunteered for a suicide hotline in 1971.

It features hours of so-far unheard audio from Bundy - who murdered at least 30 women during the 1970s.

"I'm not insane and I don't have a split personality".

The interviews were later published in the book Ted Bundy: Confessions of a Killer.

Can I watch The Ted Bundy Tapes if I'm unfamiliar with the case?

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