Lizzie Kristen Stewart Chloe SevignyDirector Craig MacNeill took us into the headspace of a budding serial killer with The Boy, and his latest film looks to continue this penchant for unlikely empathy amidst the grotesque. This time, MacNeill is delving into Lizzie Borden, and the mysterious axe-murders of her family. To this day, the murders remain one of history’s most iconic stories, but MacNeill seems to have found another way in. His film centers around the relationship between Lizzie herself (played by Chloe Sevigny) and the family’s housemaid, Bridget (Kristen Stewart).

With such a killer cast, and a skill for oppressive atmosphere and tension, this looks to be one of the season’s best horror films. Lizzie hits theatres September 14th.

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