Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny are terrifying in the murder thriller 'Lizzie,' which is now playing in theatres

Sundance Institute‘Lizzie.’
  • Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny star in this thriller that looks back on the infamous Borden family murders.
  • Both actresses give chilling performances.


Every weekend we pick an indie movie currently playing in theatres we think is definitely worth your time and money, and this week’s is “Lizzie.”

If you are looking for a creepy psychological thriller, this weekend has a good one.

“Lizzie” is the latest dive into the infamous murders of Fall River, Massachusetts’ wealthiest family, the Bordens, in 1892. Chloë Sevigny stars as Lizzie Borden, the main suspect of the axe murders of her father and step-mother. She was later tried and acquitted of the murders.

Centuries since there have been songs, shows, books, and movies focused on the murders. This latest delves into the theory that Lizzie didn’t work alone.

Alongside Sevigny in the movie is Kristen Stewart, who plays Bridget Sullivan, the maid who was the only other person at home of the time of the murders.

Director Craig William Macneill delivers a creepy tale in which the the social outcast Lizzie finds comfort in the arms of Bridget and the two begin a heated secret love affair. But under the roof of her controlling father, Lizzie will never be truly happy. This leads to the axe murders, which are extremely graphic and with no score to accompany them feel very realistic.

Stewart and Sevigny give strong performances and if period pieces are your thing, this one has fantastic production design of the era.


See where “Lizzie” is playing near you.

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