The Honeymoon Killers

The Honeymoon Killers

A FILM BY: Leonard Kastle
WRITTEN BY: Leonard Kastle
STARRING: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby

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A cross between a Sam Fuller movie and a trashy true-crime paperback,The Honeymoon Killers is a film that becomes more shocking the more realistic it gets. Based on the real-life story of “Lonely Hearts Killers” Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck and shot in a raw documentary style, The Honeymoon Killers is a tawdry tale of lust, deception, and murder that wallows in humanity’s basest impulses. Theater actor Shirley Stoler turns in a chilling, psychologically complex lead performance as Martha, a nurse who shifts gears into murder with disturbing ease; Tony Lo Bianco co-stars as Raymond, a sleazy con man who specializes in seducing lonely women and taking them for all they’re worth. You’ve heard of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, or Paul Bernardo and Karla meet Raymond and Martha.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1970
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 107 mins
Format: Digital