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BUNDY
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Reviewed by: Ryan Doom

Directed by: Michael Feifer

Starring:
Corin Nemec
Kane Hodder
and David DeLuise

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What's it about
Serial killer Ted Theodore Bundy charms the pants off of pretty co-eds and then kills them. Not exactly a love story.
Is it good movie?
Holy cow! Parker Lewis can lose! That kid who starred in the cult TV series Parker Lewis Canít Lose, which ran during the early 1990s, has reemerged as a grown kid. Heís gone from TV land obscurity to a local video store near you! (Well, Iím sure heís been around, but I just havenít seen him in a decade or so). Now, if youíre unfamiliar with that show, it was one of the Fox TV Networkís early hits. If I remember correctly, it ran for something like three seasons, and Parker always wore the latest duds and he had a big oafish buddy that tagged along with him. Where Iím going with this Iím not 100% sure, but itís just weird seeing him again. No point here. Itís just odd.

Anyway, Corin Nemecís back with a killer new gig as Ted Bundy, Americaís most beloved serial killer. For you young ones, Bundy was a pretty boy who killed the headlines back in the day with his killer good looks and killer personality. A promising law student and all around smart cat, he terrorized the 1970s by killing upwards of 30 women throughout seven states. He escaped jail twice before finally getting a killer jolt from the electric chair. Seriously, itís a killer story if done right. And in the case of Bundy: A Legacy of Evil, itís not.

Now for those horror fans who havenít been keeping up with this latest slew of serial killer themed films, Bundy: A Legacy of Evil is the latest in a long line of cheapie flicks about Americaís most notorious killers. Director Michael Feifer has (according to my exhaustive research) churned out roughly six of these flicks so far, the last being the God-awful B.T.K.. Each one has clogged up my DVD plumbing with its cheap quality and with acting more horrifying than anything seen on-screen. When something this bad and cheap appears, my DVD begs for Drain-o.

If anything, give director Feifer a tablespoon of credit for not making out-and-out gore fests with these films. In each outing, heís at least attempted to create an all around examination of the legacy of the serial killer, looking back into what made the killer kill and how he eventually developed his killer instincts. (Sorry, no more killer jokes.) Feifer seems to enjoy showcasing the duality of the characters: one part family life, one part sociopath. However, everything just looks so damn cheap. The acting is laughable. And the dialog, well, itís just shitty. Example: Tedís girlfriend during her breakup speech delivers two whammies. ďYou ooze jealously, Ted Bundy.Ē And the real winner, ďI can have better sex with a damn retard.Ē Wow, them be fightiní words!

I could go on and on with a movie like this, but there really are not a lot of compliments I can give Bundy: A Legacy of Evil. Everyone involved appears to try hard to create a quality film, but if you smell crap on the bottom of your shoe, thereís really no avoiding it. At some point, you have to admit to yourself that you stepped in something vile and wasteful. And thatís what Bundy: A Legacy of Evil ends up being. A pile of crap.
Video / Audio
Video: A crisp and clear 16x9 Widescreen presentation.

Audio: Presented with the power of 5.1 Dolby Surround.
The Extras
I had a screener copy, but the DVD will include: Commentary and Stills Gallery!
Last Call
Bundy: A Legacy of Evil is a poorly and quickly made movie that produced more laughs than scares. I hope old Parker Lewis can rebound someday and maybe Kane Hodder will get a role worth watching him in. But this just isnít very good. Iím sure Bundy is rolling around in hell over it.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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