Conversations with a Killer: Netflix warns viewers not to watch Ted Bundy documentary alone

The newly released documentary is based on the work of journalists Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth

Clémence Michallon
New York
Friday 25 January 2019 08:16
Conversations with a Killer The Ted Bundy Tapes trailer

Netflix has released its Ted Bundy documentary – and is now warning viewers not to watch it alone.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which came out on Thursday, is based on the work of journalists Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, including interviews conducted in 1980 while Bundy was on death row.

The four-part docuseries includes excerpts from the recordings taken during those conversations, as well as interviews and archive images.

It is being released 30 years after Bundy’s execution on 24 January, 1989.

Netflix warned its viewers against watching the documentary by themselves, tweeting on the day the documentary premiered: “For those of us with a PhD in true crime podcasts, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is now streaming maybe don’t watch it alone x”

Several social media users shared posts saying the documentary had spooked them, including one person who wrote: “Wish I’d seen this ‘maybe don’t watch it alone’ warning before, I’m on edge."

Prior to his execution, Bundy confessed to killing 30 women and girls across seven states.

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The true extent of his crimes, however, remains unknown.

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