In an interview with The Guardian to push Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, where Lily Collins plays the girlfriend to Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy, she claims that the ghosts of Ted Bundy’s victims visited her before filming started. At Christmastime, no less! That would have made for a much more somber A Christmas Carol if Dickens had taken that route.
Lily plays Bundy’s long-suffering girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer in the movie, whom he dated while he was out horrifically slaughtering 30+ women and girls across seven states in the 1970s. Lily says that 3AM “is the time when the veil between the realms is the thinnest and one can be visited.” So she would wake every night at 3:05AM and receive a ghostly visitation. Isn’t it usually midnight when that sort of thing happens? Is this a Pacific Time Zone thing?
“I would go downstairs and have a cup of tea, trying to figure out why I had woken up again.” Then, she says, “I started being woken up by flashes of images, like the aftermath of a struggle.” She went to the internet to investigate.
That’s when she discovered that 3AM was the time for ghosties, and realized Ted Bundy’s victims were reaching out to her to tell her that they were thankful she was doing the movie, and to be sure to tell her dad that he hasn’t had a good song since “In The Air Tonight.” I’m sure the families of the victims really appreciate her saying this.
She began to believe women who were murdered by Bundy were, perhaps, trying to contact her. “I didn’t feel scared – I felt supported. I felt like people were saying: “We’re here listening. We’re here to support. Thank you for telling the story.”
Yes, surely Ted Bundy’s victims took time away from their busy schedule of visiting Hell to sit in the stands and eat popcorn while watching Bundy, Hitler, Pol Pot, Josef Mengele, dead big pharma tycoons responsible for the opioid crisis, Manson, Dahmer, Gacy, dead active shooters and the rest contend with the forever human centipede formation that Satan has put them in for eternity to visit Lily and give their blessings on her Netflix movie. Sure.