Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
Lizzie Borden was clearly not fond of her parents, and subsequently has gone down in history for her acts of brutality against them. Note: it wasn’t actually that many ‘whacks’. Borden was acquitted and the case is subject to much debate to this day, could a woman really kill her own parents? I’d like to think she did, possibly just because it’s dramatic and an axe is a pretty bloody way to slaughter your own parents. Plus it makes a far more interesting horror movie and she burnt a dress covered in ‘paint’ just a few days after the killings – cunning! (were people really that naive back then?)
Anyway, as well as public debate, Lizzie inspired non other than a rock band (go figure?), I thought here is as good a time as any to add some much needed hair metal action:
Moving on from that (FYI the band are still going, but they sadly have lost their glam metal essence…)
This year horror veteran, Christina Ricci will be taking on the role of Sunday school teacher turned hatchet-weilding killer, in Lifetime’s exclusive made for TV movie, Lizzie Borden Took An Axe.
I am super excited that we, here in the UK, are now privy to this brilliant channel – home to The Witches of East End! We have no official date for the UK Lifetime channel’s airing… but the movie will be gracing US televisions on January 25.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting, we can finally see some video footage that is available for our region! Woop! So, here it is!