The true-crime thriller American Boogeyman, starring Chad Michael Murray as serial killer Ted Bundy, received a theatrical release last week from Fathom Events. Fathom Events will also bring Farrands’ film Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman to 750 theatres nationwide for one night on September 20th. On October 8th, Dark Star Pictures will release the film on VOD in the United States. A trailer has been released in anticipation of these releases, which can be seen in the embed above.
American Boogeywoman is a companion piece/prequel to the film Monster, which was set in 1989/90 and starred Charlize Theron as real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos. It is set in 1976 and follows Aileen Wuornos.
America’s most notorious female serial killer in Florida is when she marries Lewis Fell, an older wealthy yacht club president only to inflict mayhem within her new family and Florida’s high society.
This time, Peyton List takes on the role of Aileen Wuornos. Tobin Bell, Lydia Hearst, Nick Vallelonga, Swen Temmel, Meadow Williams, and Andrew Biernat round out the cast. Lewis Fell is played by Bell, and Jennifer Fell is played by Hearst. “The character is part of high society and heiress to her father’s fortune until she befriends Aileen.”
Temmel and Williams produced the film with Lucas Jarach, Luke Daniels, and Daniel Davila.
I’m not particularly interested in Aileen Wuoronos: American Boogeywoman, but as a fan of Cobra Kai, I’m curious to see Peyton List play such a role, so I’ll probably watch it at some point.
Farrands has made a film based on real-life tragedies for the fourth time. The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and The Haunting of Sharon Tate, both accused of being in bad taste, came before American Boogeyman and American Boogeywoman.