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Christina Ricci is Going to Kill Her Entire Family in New Lizzie Borden Lifetime Movie

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Jun 14, 2013 | 6:38pm EDT

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“Lizzie Borden took an axe. Gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw that she had done, she gave her father 41.”

We all remember that eerie little diddy that scared the crap out of us as children, and now Lifetime is trying to traumatize our dreams with a brand new made-for-TV-movie. Christina Ricci will star as the infamous spinster Lizzie Borden who was tried and acquitted in 1892 for the brutal axe murders of her step-mother and father.

Joining Ricci in the deadly tale are The Killing’s Billy Campbell and American Horror Story: Asylum star Clea Duvall, TV Line reports. In the movie Campbell will play Andrew Jennings, Borden’s lawyer and Duvall will take on the role of her sister Emma Borden.

And It looks like we’re be seeing more Lizzie Borden-related projects in the future. HBO is currently developing a rendition with AHS: Asylum‘s Chloe Sevigny set to portray the axe-wielding protagonist. Refresh your memory with the ultra-creepy Lizzie Borden song below and then take to the comments with your thoughts on TV’s new murderous trend.

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