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First Poster of Christina Ricci in Lizzie Borden Took an Axe


Well, it certainly looks like Lifetime will not be focusing on the ambiguities of the trial of Lizzie Borden, but I’m not sure what I expected. And look, I like a good dark pun as much as the next person, probably more, but “bury the hatchet?” That’s not even as good as “Don’t axe questions. Just watch it.” because at least the latter has the good sense to be lame enough that it’s obvious the person who wrote it knew it was lame.

(via Entertainment Weekly.)

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  • http://anna.balasi.com/ AnnaB

    Well, Wednesday, this isn’t like you. If you really killed them, nobody would’ve found the bodies.

  • Heather Ferrier

    They filmed this on the campus of my university this summer, and scared the crap out of a mature student who had the misfortune of being in the parking lot when they pulled one of the “bodies” out of the trunk of a car.

  • John W

    “Let’s Bury The Hatchet”. Two people were brutally murdered, but whatevs…

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps we could use other terms to mean something “bad,” “negative,” “boring,” etc? Using “lame” in this way is rather ableist. Thanks. :)

  • Anonymous

    I’m usually annoyed by these kind of posters with the female character turning away. But this one, it works. I like that smirk she’s got. There’s a bit of Hack/Slash vibe going on.

  • Alyson L

    It gives it a sexual aspect to the story I could probably do without.

  • Morgan

    Hmm. I’ve always spelled it “axe” but I guess “ax” is also accepted. I’ll have to remember that for Scrabble!

  • Anonymous

    So, my takeaway from this image is that Lizzie Borden was…sexy..?

  • John W

    You might want to sit down.

    They’re making a Bonnie and Clyde show soon. A four part mini series on A&E.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    There’s a movie that does depict it that way. It stars Elizabeth Montgomery(she of Bewitched)

  • Anonymous

    Does this count as a TNA poster? I think it counts as a TNA (Lifetime) movie poster. Given the subject matter, I find that a little gross.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, if you’ve never seen Lifetime do I have a treat for you! Just please note: nothing on Lifetime should ever be taken seriously. It is entirely camp. I will be very, very sad if this ever changes.

  • Anonymous

    They’d be dead by now anyway, so Lifetime is perfectly within its rights to dig it up.

  • Anonymous

    There is nothing creepier than a creepy child.

  • Anonymous

    That might be actually be something interesting for me. I’m a big fan of the original movie from the 70s with Elizabeth Montgomery. That was as well eery suspenseful as also meaningful in saying something about how women were regarded and treated in that time. Very good movie, recommended!

  • Abel Undercity

    The part of me that pays waaaayyyyy too much attention to the details of infamous murder cases won’t let me rest until I point out that the real Lizzie (allegedly) used a much-easier-to-handle hand axe instead of the full-sized wood axe in the picture.

    OK, inner pedant sated. Carry on.

  • Anonymous

    Especially considering that there was the assumption that Lizzie was sexually abused by her father!

  • Alyson L

    Both are correct but the difference is AX is the American spelling and AXE is the UK spelling. I always used ax as well.

  • Alyson L

    agree!