Ted Bundy Survivor Kathy Kleiner Rubin Doesn’t Mind Zac Efron’s Hot Take

We spoke with Kathy Kleiner Rubin — who was brutalized by Bundy at Florida State University's Chi Omega house in '78 — and she tells us she doesn't really mind Efron's "hot take" on Bundy or the zippy nature of the "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" trailer.


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  1. Zac is gorgeous, I’m excited to see him do a movie with substance to do character that is very complex, I’m interested in how zac will deliver his portrayal of ted, this movie is something totally different than what he’s usually known for. Ted bundy was a chameleon he was charming, somewhat good looking, somewhat intelligent or portrayed that and unfortunately it worked out because in general people usually take first impressions at face value. Nobody wants to think that this person who is very nice etc could be so violent and vile. I agree with her. Blessed be to all.

  2. I agree Zac is so charming and I think to see him in a movie like this is perfect people can say what they like idc I’m gonna watch the movie right away and I’m sure I’ll love it!

    • Most of the jury that convicted and sentenced him to death were Black jurors. He was a monster and described as one. But a smart monster.

    • Lol who says he isn’t a monster?? He was a monster, but also a psychopath and genius that was an expert at manipulation

    • We all know that..Ted Bundy actually had marriage proposals and fan mail from women while on Death Row and the on day of the execution, There were tons of woman supporting him.

    • +Riana Chen I think that his mother physically abused him. I have a cousin Mary Lou Arruda she was murdered like this. If you Google her name u can see the story. Her murdered would pretend to fix his car and get girls like this. Very very crazy

    • +Riana Chen thank you, this poped up in my feeds and made me wonder. They had to put Marys murderer in hiding due to our family wanting to harm him. He went somewhere to Cali. Where he just died in prison. Monster

    • +hello hello i hope you and your fam can find peace from that kind of tragedy and move on. Anyway, be safe out there…

  3. I didn’t hear her say anything about Zac being attractive. Smh A lot of serial killers are charasmatic. That’s how they hook you. They don’t LOOK like the Boogey Man. Didn’t the Night Stalker meet his wife on death row?

  4. My gut tells me that it glorifies murder and kids will think it’s cool and kill someone. Kids are easily led astray. Don’t glorify killing like they did with gangster life. Nothing good about that life or a killers life. They hate their own lives.

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