”Yes, I would just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I will be back, like Independence Day, with Jesus.” These were the last words of the gruesome American serial killer, Aileen Carol Wuornos. We do not know if she will ever be back in this world, but she is surely back on Netflix. Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman recently premiered on Netflix and here’s everything you need to know.
What is this American Boogeywoman up to?
The crime thriller revolves around the early life of the titular character, Aileen Wuornos. The movie takes place in 1976 and is about Aileen’s short-lived marriage to older millionaire Lewis Fell. Their marriage lasted nine weeks and was then annulled after her barroom brawls arrests and then attacking him with his own cane. But that’s not all. She murders his banker and then shoots his son as he attempts to assault her.
There is more to the story of Aileen Wuornos than you've seen.
Peyton List stars in Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman. Now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/h7RpsKI0q4
— Netflix (@netflix) January 25, 2022
Moreover, it gets into a blackmail plot too when she’s caught moving the body by her cancer-ridden brother with an oxygen tank. Of course, she shoots him as well. But what happens in the climax? Is this woman arrested? Watch Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman on Netflix today to find out.
Cast of Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman on Netflix
Directed by Daniel Farrands, the movie stars Peyton List, of Cobra Kai fame, as young Wuornos. Moreover, Tobin Bell plays the yacht club president, Lewis fill. The entire cast is as follows-
Lydia Hearst as Jennifer Fell
Nick Vallelonga as Victor Miller
Swen Temmel as Grady Miller
Andrew Biernat as Mitch Miller
Meadow Williams as Diane Pittman
Joseph Schwartz as Keith
Ashley Atwood as Aileen Wuornos in middle age
Hamish Sturgeon as Peter
Is Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman on Netflix based on a true story?
Yes, American Boogeywoman on Netflix is based on the true story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos who reddened her hands with 7 murders. However, the plot of this crime-thriller is fictional, but we can surely draw many similarities. Wuornos’ early life was full of tragedy and terrible memory. Her mother abandoned her, and her grandfather abused her. She was dismissed from her home at the age of 15.
Later, she engaged in prostitution to earn a livelihood. However, she was later arrested for a drunk and drive case and shooting a gun out of a moving vehicle. Then she married Fell, but her pathetic behavior didn’t stop. Sometimes she murdered men for self-defense, other times for robbery.
The movie depicts her married era but in a fictional manner.
From the critics’ desk
Decider writes, ”American Boogeywoman wants to be deliciously trashy, a bristly noir full of scheming people and shocking bloodshed. But it’s mostly watery, and clunks between sequences so awkwardly that Atwood’s narration becomes the best thing it has going for it.”
— Dark Star Pictures (@DarkStarPics) October 11, 2021
”All in all, Farrands has put together a worthy addition to his growing list of fictionalized versions of true crime stories, and it is definitely worth a watch for anyone who wants to think a little deeper about the fact that throwing money and opportunity at broken people does not change their character.” per Morbidly Beautiful.
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