Chad Michael Murray Stars in Trailer for TED BUNDY: AMERICAN BOOGEYMAN

A new trailer has been released for the film Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, starring Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, Riverdale), as well as Lin Shaye, Jake Hays, Marietta Melrose, and Holland Roden. The film focuses on the extensive FBI manhunt to find and apprehend Bundy during his spree in the Florida college scene. The film is written and directed by Daniel Farrands (The Amityville Murders, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, and The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson).

Here’s the synopsis:

A specter roams the highways of a gritty and decadent 1970s America, hunting for his next prey — his name is Ted Bundy (Chad Michael Murray). Tracking him down are the intrepid female detective Kathleen McChesney (Holland Roden), working out of the Seattle Police bureau, and rookie FBI profiler Robert Ressler (Jake Hays), the government agent who coined the term "serial killer." The true story behind the manhunt that brought America’s most fearsome boogeyman to justice.

Murray actually looks better than I expected in the role. I didn’t expect that he had the chops for a role like this, but it looks like he might do alright. I also like the fact that it focuses on the agents who were dedicated to his capture. But unfortunately Ted Bundy movies are turning into the gift that Clark Griswold gets his boss in the movie Christmas Vacation, and we are finding ourselves saying, “Great, put it over there with the other ones.”

Maybe this one will be worth watching, and it will stand out from the crowd. Check out the trailer and poster below, and watch Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman in US theaters for one night only, August 16th; then on VOD starting September 3rd, 2021.