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Christina Ricci is deadly in this new trailer for Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

Jan. 16, 2014by: Ryan Miller

Lifetime's new biopic about the infamous Lizzie Borden has just released a new trailer, and to our surprise it features a decent amount of the red stuff. I guess when there's a movie about an axe murdering she-bitch, blood and all that other good stuff should be expected! LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX will premiere on January 25, 2014, at 8pm ET/PT.

The nursery rhyme "Lizzie Borden took an ax...and gave her mother forty whacks...when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one" has been folklore for generations. But, in fact, it was Lizzie Borden—one of the most legendary figures in American history—who first whetted the public's voracious interest in scandalous crimes in the 1800s with her own gruesome story involving the brutal murder of her parents.

It’s not just a disturbing nursery rhyme! Now the true story of how Lizzie Borden murdered her parents (or did she?) in the summer of 1892 is being brought to Lifetime, with Christina Ricci as the eponymous Lizzie. The true-crime case captured national attention when it first happened, proving that Americans obsession with scandalous and sordid tales is nothing new.

Christina Ricci, Billy Campbell and Clea DuVall star in the Lifetime Original Movie LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX.

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