June 12, 2014 Lizzie Borden`s Revenge (Movie review)
Lizzy Borden took an axe and gave her father forty whacks when she saw what she had done, she gave her mother 41. Or so the rhyme goes, and is the basis for the newest movie, Lizzie Borden’s Revenge, by writers Ted Chalmers, Annie T Conlon, Dennis Devine and director debut Dennis Devine released on 18th of October 2013.
After getting some riskee photos by dodgy photographer Bobby Baker (Michael Beardsley – The Council 2013, Water into Wine 2013) taken for her boyfriend Geoff, Mallory (Shanalynne Wesner – Fat Planet 2013, Jingle all the Way 2012), arranges to meet her boyfriend in the basement at a forthcoming slumber party. Mallory is part of a group of sorority girls who lost a recent drinking game and are relegated to take part in a requisite scantily clad slumber party, in what is suggested to be the former home of Lizzy Borden.
An intermittent back story is provided between scenes with the group girls at the house and Lizzy Borden (Jenny Allford – Demon Hunters 2012, Sleeping Beauty 2014) before and after killing her parents. As seems to be ritual at girls sleep overs, one of the girls insists on playing a game of truth or dare. Cindy (Kelly Erin Decker – Phoh 2006, Mark of Love 2009) wants to try and invoke the spirit of Lizzy Borden or her supposed lover maid Nance. Cindy has tried the invoking on previous occasions but believes they will be aided by the fact that Leslie (Veronica Ricci –Bloody Mary 3d 2011, Treasure Chest of Horrors 2 2013) is related to Lizzy Borden. It turns out that Cindy was right and they called the spirit of Lizzy who possesses one of the girls, beginning a killing spree while overlaying the reasons Lizzy killed her homophobic religious father Andrew Borden (Randy Oppenheimer – Blood Moon Rising 2009, Isis Rising 2013) and step mother Abby Borden (Brinke Stevens –Teenage Exorcist 1991,The Summer Massacre 2011).
The movie is heavily sprinkled with pro-lesbian statements thinly veiled in negligees and bare breasts. Added to that is a very thin story line that falls apart somewhere between the dodgy camera work and dreadful acting. The death scenes are appalling and the blood looks like dried tomato sauce. No expense was used for special affects, and unfortunately there are no saving graces for this movie and its viewers who took the time to sit through it. CrytpicRock give Lizzie Borden’s Revenge 0 out of 5 stars.