Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015) Rated NR

lizzie borden chroniclesThis series chronicles the life of Lizzie Borden after her trial for the murder of her parents. Starring Christina Ricci, Clea Duvall, Cole Hauser, Dylan Taylor

In this post-trial look at Lizzie Borden’s life, of which very little has been recorded, Chronicles proceeds in much the same way as the TV movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax:  both take the basic outline of her life and weave an unfounded, theatrical tale to support it.  Although neither production is based in truth, I have to credit Chronicles for inventing an interesting twist for Borden.  In reality, after the trial, she lived a rather uneventful existence, but the writers have taken what little information is available to create a sinister spin.  Of course, Christina Ricci pulls off sinister masterfully, and the noteworthy musical score adds to the suspense, even if it doesn’t necessarily correspond with the time period.  Definitely a step up from Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, I say give it a watch, and let me know what you think.



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