Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman (2021)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 16, 2021
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2021
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Guardian

Honestly, there is no earthly reason for the existence of this film; it might work for the Bundyphiles but it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth for everyone else.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Not only doesn't understand the definition of "boogeyman," but reaches a new low of tastelessness, transforming Bundy's barbaric ways with female victims into bottom-shelf schlock

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Natasha Alvar
Cultured Vultures

Do we really need another Ted Bundy film, especially one that has nothing insightful to say? No. So why then does Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman exist?

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Brian Lowry
CNN.com

American Boogeyman might be dreck, but the title gets one thing right: This boogeyman isn't going away as long as there's a buck to be made off the name.

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Stephanie Archer
Film Inquiry

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman does little to add to the cinematic legacy of both Ted Bundy and the subsequent investigation into his murders.

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Carla Hay
Culture Mix

The only thing you will learn is that this movie will surely hold the title of the worst movie ever made about Ted Bundy. This isn't just like watching a train wreck. It's like watching a nuclear bomb of extremely bad taste and putrid filmmaking.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

It's not a bad movie from a technical standpoint. But it doesn't really contribute anything new to a story told too many times about a sociopath who doesn't deserve so much of 'the Hollywood treatment,' or any of it, really.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Belongs to the "changed and fictionalized" school of true-crime click-baits... Leave this one alone.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Women in Horror

Lin Shaye is excellent in a small but extremely pivotal role as Bundy's mom.

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