Much of the internet is not here for yet another Ted Bundy film, but the “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions” actress Holland Roden is here to set the record straight. Roden plays Kathleen McChesney in “Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman” — a film that centers McChesney, the incredible woman who helped take down the notorious serial killer.
While McChesney inspired characters like Clarice from “Silence of the Lambs,” her story is often missing from most films that tackle Bundy and his horrific crimes. Amazon’s incredible documentary “Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer” offers a much-needed female lens that focuses on the victims — meanwhile, Roden’s new film shines a light on the woman who took him down. We certainly don’t need any more films glorifying the killer, but if you ask Holland Roden, “American Boogeyman” is anything but that.
Looper spoke to Roden during an exclusive interview in which she revealed what it was like working with Chad Michael Murray in “Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman,” and why viewers should give the upcoming film a chance.