Somehow a little made-for-TV horror film by the name of LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX has managed to sneak past us—I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that it's being made for Lifetime who have the tendency to dish out a shit load of movies without anyone noticing. LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX will star Christina Ricci, and we've got a look at her below in the film's first poster. The art hints at some of the red stuff and it also shows us Christina Ricci who looks quite comfortable holding an axe.
I know the thought of this one heading to Lifetime will raise a few eyebrows—as it should—but the true story that the film is based on is quite interesting and certainly worthy of the horror genre. Here's what it's about:
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.
The film also stars Billy Campbell and Clea DuVall as her sister. LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX will premiere on Lifetime January 25th at 8:00pm ET.