I can’t believe this slipped past us, but there’s another horror/thriller that’s having it’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The movie is Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime, which stars Catherine Keener, Ellen Page, James Franco and Bradley Whitford. Read on for the first ever image from the film, along with a monster synopsis. The movie is based on a real life event that Jack Ketchum turned into a novel. A similar film, The Girl Next Door, is also looking for release later this year.
Based on a true story that gripped the nation in 1965, An American Crime recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. The daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the suburban Indiana home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her seven children. Times are tough, and Gertrude’s needs force her to accept this arrangement before understanding how the burden will push her already-fragile nature to a breaking point. What transpires is both riveting and horrific, leaving one child dead and the rest scarred for life.