Genre: Short
Director(s): Gillian Wood
7 min

The legend of Lizzie Borden,

it's not

for the faint of heart,

for it ends

in the double murder...

that shattered

two skulls apart.

It was the fourth day

of August in 1892.

The quaint town of Fall River

was of the usual view.

15 new companies...

22 mills

in full operation.

The resulting wealth

of Andrew Borden

was the town's admiration.

But Abby, Emma, and Lizzie

were not able to live proper,

for Andrew

was dreadfully frugal,

making his family live

like paupers.

Lizzie was most affected by

Andrew's money tight constraint,

for the banishment from the upper

class was her only complaint.

So ten after 11:

on that dreadful day,

Lizzie called out for help

with such disarray.

"Someone's killed father,"

she despondently claimed.

But the town, in an uproar,

professed that she was to blame.

So Lizzie was arrested

and rushed off to jail,

and they caged her ten months,

for they refused her bail.

And when the trial

finally came about,

they assumed a conviction

would come without doubt.

A picture of Andrew

shown to the jury,

causing the entire town

even more fury,

And the haunting photo

of who once was Abby

gave the crime scene

even more gravity.

All the evidence was not

in Lizzie's defense,

and the trial came to an end

with a weighted suspense,

The jury stood to give

their verdict aloud.

"Not guilty" was declared

and shocked the crowd.

Innocence proven, she expects

sympathy and esteem,

but instead she was banished

as a murderer they would deem,

So Lizzie Borden fled

from that zealous town,

never again to be acquitted

seen around.

Lizzie's eventual death

from misery's solution,

where she still roams,

out for retribution.

Lizzie Borden took an ax

and gave her mother

40 whacks

And when she saw

what she had done

she gave her father 41

Lizzy, you're not

in any danger.

Pay attention to my voice.

You are calm and relaxed.


Lizzy, describe to me.

Stay calm

and relaxed.

Lizzy, it is essential that

I know what you're seeing.

We've come this far.

We can do this.

Lizzy. Lizzy.

I'm here. Breathe.


Lizzy, Lizzy.

Lizzy. Lizzy?

Okay, then.

Come on, breathe.


Lizzy, Lizzy.

I'm here. Breathe.


Come on, Lizzy.

Stay here with me.

Lizzy. Lizzy. Lizzy.

Stay with me.

Lizzy, wake up!

Wake up.


Baby, baby.


Are you okay?

Yes! Damn it!

I'm fine.

No. I'm not okay.

I'm not okay.

Just give me a

minute, okay?

I think I should start

taking those pills again

that Dr. Fredricks suggested.


I know, I know, but I'm just

really going out of my mind lately

And I'm seeing things,

uncomfortable things,

and they're in my dreams.

They're fast and furious.

And I'm just... I'm feeling

really really weird here.

What? You don't think

I should take them?

No, it's not that, but do you

remember the side effects?

You never wanted

to take them.

I mean, your nightmares

got so bad.

I don't think you even remember,

but one time, you were choking.

I know, I know, okay.

You don't have to remind me, okay?

You don't have to keep

bringing it up.

It's just one small

piece of the past.

It's just, I never should have...

Gotten together?

Moved in together?

No. Not at all.

You're the best.

You're the one thing that's keeping

me from going completely insane.

Lizzy, it's just a house

and it's yours.

I am so confused.

When Dr. Fredricks

recommended this...

they took care

of everything.

They, who is they?

The lawyers? The lawyers

took care of everything?

Honey, you don't even

remember living here.

No, I know,

but I should.

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