Lifetime's original horror movie LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX, starring Christina Ricci, has gotten its very first trailer and it really doesn't look half bad. It's nice to see Ricci back in the horror genre, especially when she's swinging away that bloody axe of hers!
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.
Starring Christina Ricci, Billy Campbell and Clea DuVall, the Lifetime Original Movie LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AX premieres January 25, 2014, at 8pm ET/PT.