Ted Bundy: Reelz’s ‘Murder Made Me Famous’ Dramatizes Serial Killer And Surviving Victim Carol DaRonch

Ted Bundy, the infamous serial killer that killed over 30 women across five states in the 1970s, will be the next story to air on Reelz’s Murder Made Me Famous. Tonight’s Murder Made Me Famous makes the fifth episode since its debut last month. Ted Bundy has been the subject of a couple of crime documentaries in 2015, including Investigation Discovery’s three-part scripted series Serial Thriller: Angel Of Decay and a background documentary entitled The Hunt For Ted Bundy.

Even after more than 25 years after his death, his horrifying case still puts the fear in American viewers. His evil acts began in 1974, when he savagely murdered many beautiful young women. His reign of terror lasted until 1978. One of the women who escaped Ted Bundy will be featured in tonight’s episode. It’s the story of Carol DaRonch, an 18-year-old girl who encountered Bundy outside of a mall. She had a strange feeling about Bundy before entering his vehicle, and it became terrifyingly apparent that she had made a mistake, just minutes after sitting in his car.

Luckily for Carol DaRonch, she was able to escape Bundy’s grip and make it to safety. One thing that stood out about serial killer Ted Bundy was his ability to lure women with his charm and calm demeanor. His good looks and his nice clothing made him appear attractive and trustworthy. The cunning Bundy would make up all sorts of sob stories to get the women in his car. He always kept a murder kit, too. The tools that he often carried included woolen ski mask, nylon stockings, handcuffs, crowbars, rope, cords, gloves, and trash bags, according to the Seattle Times.

In an interview with Ted Bundy, he stated that a killer doesn’t look like the monster that people imagine. “We are your sons, and we are your husbands,” the infamous killer stated. In another interview, Ted Bundy gave some insight on why he liked killing people, according to Ted Bundy’s Wiki.

“[Murder] is not just a crime of lust or violence. It becomes possession. They are part of you … [the victim] becomes a part of you, and you [two] are forever one … and the grounds where you kill them or leave them become sacred to you, and you will always be drawn back to them.You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!”

One of the best movies made about the case is the 1986 movie entitled The Deliberate Stranger starring Mark Harmon. That miniseries, which aired in two parts in May of that year, marked the first time that Ted Bundy became a household name. Ted Bundy’s mother loved and supported her son until the end. She passed away in 2013 at age 88 from illness. Let’s see how Reelz dramatizes this bizarre story tonight on Murder Made Me Famous. After the show, share you comments using hashtag #MurderFamous.

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