Netflix Issues Warning Not To Watch Ted Bundy Docu-Series Alone
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes was released on Netflix yesterday and there has already been a warning issued by the streaming service, advising people not to watch it alone.
The docu-series has been distributed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the serial killer's execution.
And just as people across the UK were beginning to tune in, Netflix offered a word of warning:
Looks like that's good advice too - viewers have already taken to social media to voice their terror and discomfort at the scenes that unfold in the programme.
One person posted: "IM WATCHING IT ALONE AT WORK IN THE OFFICE RN AND I GOT A TEXT AND MY PHONE VIBRATED SUPER LOUD ON THE DESK AND I SCREAMED."
Another saw the message a little later than anticipated and commented: "Wish I'd seen this 'maybe don't watch it alone' warning before, I'm on edge."
A third seemed a little more intrigued than terrified, as they posted: "New @netflix series on serial killer Ted Bundy just launched, and so far this is the most interesting thing ive seen in a while. Sick, sick man. May the souls he disturbed on earth Rest In Peace. #TheTedBundyTapes".
The docu-series features never-heard-before audio interviews with one of the world's most infamous killers, recorded while he was on death row.
Born Theodore Robert Bundy, the violent sex offender was sentenced to death after confessing to some 30 murders, however some detectives claim the actual number of Bundy's victims in the 1970s could be much higher.
On the eve of his death, Bundy gave an exclusive interview with campaigner Dr James Dobson about his early life and what drove him to commit his atrocities.
In the chilling 45-minute interview, Bundy talked about how his obsession with pornography drove him to become a sinister, calculating killer.
However, as his obsession grew, he explained to Dr Dobson, the kind of porn he was looking at became more aggressive and explicit.
He said: "As a young boy - and I mean a boy of 12 or 13, certainly - I encountered outside the home softcore pornography. From time to time we'd come across pornographic books of a harder nature - more graphic, you might say - and this also included such things as detective magazines.
"The most damaging kinds of pornography are those that involve sexual violence, because the wedding of those two forces, as I know only too well, brings about behaviour that is just too terrible to describe."
Yeah, maybe don't watch this one alone, eh?
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