Ted Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall (real name Elizabeth Kloepfer) and her daughter Molly are to speak out about the infamous serial killer in a new five-part Amazon Prime docuseries which airs today.
True crime fans won’t need me to tell them that this is huge news, as the pair have famously shunned media attention for almost 40 years.
The new documentary series, Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, will tell the true story of infamous American serial killer Ted Bundy from the perspective of the women that knew him best.
Producers hope the show will also help propel the stories of the women who died at his hand.
And if the title Falling for a Killer is anything to go by, we can expect a tonne of interview time with his former long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall. Kendall has not said a word about Bundy since publishing her book The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy in 1981, but will feature in all five episodes of the new series.
Amazon said of the series:
“After nearly 40 years of silence, Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly share their experiences with unsettling new details about Bundy, the pull he had on women and an abundant archive of never-before-seen family photos.
“Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer reframes Bundy’s crimes from a female perspective – uncovering the disturbing and profound way in which Bundy’s pathological hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the Seventies, culminating in what is perhaps the most infamous true-crime saga of our time.”
Ted Bundy kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls throughout the 1970s and today, is known as one of America’s most infamous serial killers.
Elizabeth Kendall met Bundy in 1969 and spent the next few years in a relationship with Bundy, unaware of his dark secret. Kendall eventually named Bundy as a possible suspect in a string of female disappearances.
In 1989 (eight years after Kendall first published her book), he famously confessed to over 30 homicides committed across the United States.
Some believe that Bundy is responsible for far more deaths than that.
Ted Bundy’s story has become so well-known that it’s gone on to inspire a plethora of films and television series, most recently, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron and Lilly Collins. Say what you want about Efron, but you can’t say the guy’s not diverse – he’s played Troy Bolton and Ted Bundy for f*ck’s sake.
This film was released just months after Netflix released their documentary series on Bundy, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer has arrived on Amazon Prime today and we can pretty much guarantee that it’s going to be f*cking intense.
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