AS NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOW ABOUT TED BUNDY, LOOKS AT THE CORPSE-SHAGGING KILLER’S LIFE & CRIMES: I’m the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet
WHAT A KILLER NEEDS: Bundy’s chilling murder kit CAR-AZY: Bundy lured female victims to VW Beetle NETFLIX has released
– marking the 30th anniversary of the serial sex killer’s execution after he was caught out by his infamously crooked teeth.
This latest series is a world apart from other documentaries on the depraved monster, though.
The is so horrific that the streaming giant has even warned crime fans to not watch it ALONE.
The four-part series features hours of unheard audio from the serial killer, who eventually confessed to brutally raping and killing 36 women and young girls throughout the 70s – and is suspected of killing many more... THEODORE “Ted” Bundy will forever be up there with the world’s worst ever serial killers, featuring in pretty much every encylopaedia there is on horrific crime.
He once described himself as “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet” – and the sadistic nature of his crimes backs up his boasts.
The maniac may have taken the lives of as many as 100 women during a terrifying murder spree in the 1970s – a toll which would make him America’s deadliest killer.
While many serial killers take home a “trophy” from their victim to remember their kill, evil Bundy went way further than the others.
After battering his victims to death, and sometimes spending the night having sex with their dead bodies, he would often remove their heads with a hacksaw and take them back to his apartment to keep as mementos.
With the severed heads on display at home, sick Bundy would wash their hair, apply make-up to them and engage in “sexual acts”.
When asked why he kept such grisly tokens, he replied: “When you work hard to do something right, you don’t want to forget it.”
Shocked Americans were so disgusted by Bundy’s horrific crimes that when he was electrocuted in January 1989 his death was celebrated by the largest crowd ever seen outside an execution.
Now more revelations about the evil monster are set to go public, as the new Netflix documentary is based on neverheard-before audio recordings of Bundy made during interviews with two journalists while on Death Row in 1980.
He confessed to 36 murders, but when asked by federal agents how many women he had really killed, he claimed: “Add one digit to that, and you’ll have it.”
At the start of his killing spree in 1974, police refused to believe that Bundy – a clean-cut law student without a criminal record and who worked for a suicide prevention hotline – could have anything to do with the alarming number of women going missing.
In fact, he was a sex-crazed psychopath and master manipulator who was already getting a taste for murder.
His first known attack was on the night of January 4, 1974, when he broke into the basement bedroom of an 18-year-old student.
He bludgeoned the teen unconscious with a metal rod from her bed frame, before sexually assaulting her with the same object.
His assault left her in a 10-day coma and the tragic victim suffered permanent brain damage.
A month later, Bundy committed his first known murder when he broke into another student’s flat, Lynda Ann Healy, and knocked her unconscious, then clothed her body and carried her out to his car.
She was never seen again, but part of her skull was discovered years later at one of the locations where Bundy dumped his bodies.
Afterwards, the cold killer continued targeting female students, and sometimes adolescent girls, often approaching the women while wearing a fake leg cast or arm sling and asking them to help him put something into his car.
He would then bludgeon them unconscious before binding, raping and killing them – and finally dumping their bodies in a remote location in the woods.
Bundy later revealed that after raping and killing the women he would often revisit their “burial” sites to have sex with their corpses until they were too decomposed or eaten by animals.
He would also take their clothes and jewellery, and sometimes even re-gift them to others.
The sociopath would often take Polaroid pictures of his victims modelled in provocative poses that he remembered seeing in pornographic material as a child.
Bundy later claimed that he would even consume parts of his victims’ bodies so that they
would become part of him, claiming that he wanted to “possess” them and that raping them and taking their lives wasn’t enough.
Later describing his addiction to murder, he chillingly explained: “You feel their last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!”
After a number of witnesses came forward to describe a handsome young man calling himself Ted, who had approached women trying to draw them to his VW Beetle, the police issued a description.
But even though three people, including his ex-girlfriend, told police it was Bundy, police dismissed him as a witness, unable to believe he was involved.
His trail of murder continued when he moved to Utah later in 1974 to take up a place in law school.
The string of murders began the month after he moved there in August, starting with a still-unidentified hitchhiker, who he raped and strangled to death.
After dumping her body in a nearby river, Bundy returned the next day to photograph and dismember her corpse.
A month later, Bundy seized 16-year-old Nancy Wilcox in Salt Lake City, raped and strangled her to death before burying her remains.
And a month after that, Melissa Anne Smith, the 17-year-old daughter of a police chief in Salt Lake City, disappeared after leaving a pizza parlour.
Her body was found nine days later, with a postmortem indicating she may have remained alive for up to a week following her disappearance.
Bundy later described how he treated murder like a sport and would engage in a “catch and release” type of training during his “off season”, when he would pick up women simply to keep his skills sharp and then let them go.
He seemed to take just as much pleasure from running rings around the police with what he believed was his far superior intelligence.
In 1975 he was arrested for kidnapping Carol DaRonch, one of the few who survived his attacks, and sentenced to up to 15 years behind bars.
But two years later, while acting as his own lawyer after being indicted over the death of a Colorado woman, he jumped out of the jailhouse library window and disappeared.
He was caught eight days later but in December the same year, 1977, he climbed out of a hole in the ceiling of his cell and fled to Florida, where he picked up his murder spree again.
Making up for lost time in January 1978, Bundy broke into the Chi Omega sorority at Florida State University and raped and killed four women in just 15 minutes.
He bludgeoned 21-year-old Margaret Bowman to death with a chunk of firewood and garrotted her with a stocking – then beat and strangled 20-year-old Lisa Levy before sexually assaulting her with a bottle, ripping one of her nipples and leaving a deep bite in the flesh of her buttocks.
It was those distinctive bite marks that eventually sent him to the electric chair.
He then bludgeoned to death two other students, Karen Chandler and Kathy Kleiner, who were sleeping in an adjoining bedroom.
A month later he abducted 12-year-old Kimberly Leach from her middle school, raped and murdered her before dumping her body under a pig shed.
It was his last known killing. A few days later he was stopped by a policeman, who arrested him after checks showed his Beetle was stolen.
Inside the vehicle they found ID cards and credit cards belonging to his victims.
Bundy eventually confessed to 30 killings across seven US states – but most who have studied his horrifying case believe the number is much larger.
After being sentenced, he was reportedly gang raped by four men while on death row at Florida’s Raiford Prison.
On the day he was finally executed by electric chair, aged 42, on January 24, 1989, hundreds gathered outside the prison to celebrate his death, chanting: “Burn, Bundy, burn.”
But Eleanor Rose, the mother of one of his victims, Denise Naslund, said: “For everything he did to the girls – the bludgeoning, strangulation, humiliating their bodies, torturing them – I feel that the electric chair is too good for him.”
FACE THAT FOOLED POLICE: Cops refused to believe that ‘clean-cut’ law student Bundy – played by Zac Effron in recent movie ( right) – had anything to do with the murders of (l-r) Nancy Wilcox, Melissa Smith, Laura Aime and Debbie Kent