American Boogeyman: Chad Michael Murray is Ted Bundy in August release

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

A couple months ago, we heard that Voltage Pictures had secured the worldwide rights to writer/director Daniel Farrands' true crime thriller American Boogeyman, starring Peyton List as serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Since then, Voltage has also picked up the worldwide rights to Farrands' American Boogeyman, which stars Chad Michael Murray as serial killer Ted Bundy. And American Boogeyman is going to beat American Boogeywoman to release.

American Boogeyman is getting a theatrical release in the U.S. on August 16th, courtesy of Fathom Events. Fathom will bring American Boogeywoman to theatres the following month, on September 20th.

American Boogeyman is said to be "based on the untold story of the intrepid detective and rookie FBI profiler who pursued serial killer Ted Bundy."

Set in a gritty and decadent 1970s America, American Boogeyman follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase “serial killer”.

Lin Shaye and Holland Roden co-star with Murray.

Farrands produced the film with Lucas Jarach and Daniel Davila. Alan Pao and Luke Daniels serve as executive producers.

Voltage's Jonathan Deckter had this to say about the American Boogeyman deal: 

Ted Bundy is such a fascinatedly divisive character and is the true personification of evil. Murray is so talented and expertly captures Bundy’s charm and seductive nature, traits that the notorious killer exploited to win the trust of his victims as well as society. It’s fantastic to continue working with the very gifted Lucas and Dan on this feature and bring engaging narratives to the screen."

Ray Nutt of Fathom Events added: 

We are excited to be partnering with Voltage Pictures to bring their compelling stories to audiences across the country. True crime aficionados will want to see these films."

Best known for writing Halloween: The Curse of the Michael Myers and directing the documentaries Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, Farrands recently made the films The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

Source: ScreenDaily

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