The big day is finally here. The highly anticipated Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, is now streaming on Netflix. 

Starring Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer and Lily Collins as his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, the movie is told from Kloepfer's perspective. Although Bundy tried to convince her of his innocence as the truth about his vicious and violent crimes began to emerge, she ultimately helped turn him in. 

Both Efron and Collins have been candid about how taking on these roles affected them, and now Collins is sharing something even more personal. In a new interview, she said that she thinks the ghosts of Bundy's victims visited her before she began work on the movie.

The wait is over.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is now available to stream on Netflix. The movie chronicles the story of Ted Bundy, the American serial killer who murdered 30 young women during the 1970s. However, it's told through the eyes of Elizabeth Kloepfer, his girlfriend at the time when he was committing his heinous crimes.

The movie has been generating buzz — and controversy — for months.

Some people are concerned that having such a conventionally attractive and charming guy like Zac Efron take on the role of Bundy will make the real Bundy not seem like such an evil sociopath. Back when the first trailer dropped in January, it drew criticism for sexualizing Bundy and making him appear to be less evil than he really was.

But others have argued that the movie is actually telling it like it is.

By putting Efron in the role of Bundy, the audience can see how he was able to use his looks and charm to get away with his crimes for so long. 

As the film's director, Joe Berlinger, has said: "That’s the hold Bundy had over people. Because he was charming, because he was good-looking, he was able to manipulate his victims; he was able to lead them to their death." 

Efron himself has fessed up to struggling with playing such an evil character.

According to the Daily Mail, the actor admitted that he'd had some trouble detaching himself from the character of Bundy. 

"I’ve never played a role in which I really have to separate myself from when I go home at night, and it was almost impossible," Efron said. "I’d like to say that I did it successfully, but I couldn’t." 

Collins has also revealed insight into her preparation for the film.

She said that meeting Kloepfer in real life helped her tap into and understand the character a bit better. In a recent interview, she opened up about what it was like to connect with Kloepfer.

"I went and met the woman that I play," Collins said. "It was really helpful. She was so gracious, giving me material to look at and speaking to me."

The actress avoided reading or researching anything that Kloepfer herself wouldn't have seen or known about at the time of Bundy's crimes.

"I play the girlfriend, she had a daughter, and they were a family unit before he committed the crimes," Collins said. "In preparation for the film, I wouldn't look at any imagery. I didn't want to look at anything Liz hadn't seen." 

For what it's worth, Kloepfer recounted her side of the story in her memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy. It was published in 1981 when Bundy was on death row (he was executed in 1989).

Kloepfer even visited the set during production of the film.

According to Collins, she was a "positive light" despite the circumstances of everything. 

"I don't know if she's going to see the movie, because it's difficult," Collins said. "But within the filming process, she came on set, and she was a positive light on set. You wouldn't expect that with what happened. She gave us her support. She's really lovely."

And apparently, some other, um, beings paid Collins a visit before work on the biopic even began.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Collins said that she kept waking up at exactly 3:05 a.m., which was definitely unusual.

“I would go downstairs and have a cup of tea, trying to figure out why I had woken up again,” she said. Then, “I started being woken up by flashes of images, like the aftermath of a struggle.”

For her, there was only one explanation: ghosts.

She arrived at the conclusion after a standard Google search. 

“I discovered that 3 a.m. is the time when the veil between the realms is the thinnest and one can be visited,” Collins shared. As The Guardian reports, she began to speculate that Bundy's victims were somehow trying to reach out. 

But she wasn't fazed at all.

"I didn’t feel scared – I felt supported," Collins explained. "I felt like people were saying: 'We’re here listening. We’re here to support. Thank you for telling the story.'"

Well, so long as they're friendly ghosts, that's really all that matters, right? Without a doubt, Collins and Efron have done their homework for this film which — reminder — is now streaming!