‘Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman’ Trailer Released

The monster is back in a brand-new trailer for ‘Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman.’

The prequel film to 2003’s ‘Monster’ is set to focus on America’s most notorious female serial killer’s early life, in particular, her 1976 marriage to sixty-nine-year-old Lewis Gratz Fell.

The movie follows a young Wuornos as she arrives in Florida searching for a new life. She gets the chance to fulfill that dream when she meets and marries Fell, a wealthy yacht club president. Despite being given the opportunity to become a part of Florida’s high society through her marriage with Fell, Wuornos is unable to escape her true nature and soon wreaks havoc on the peaceful seaside community of Deland, Florida.

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The trailer attempts to expand upon the events that transpired between Wuornos and Fell during their brief marriage, which only lasted nine weeks from May to July of 1976.

Details of their marriage have always been vague. It was reported that, after their marriage, Wuornos got involved in a number of confrontations in local bars in the area. Wuornos also reportedly would become violent with her new husband and, according to Fell, beat him with his own cane. Following the incident, Fell filed for a restraining order and Wuornos soon left Florida and headed back to her home state of Michigan. On July 14, she was arrested in Antrim County, Michigan for assault after throwing a cue ball at a bartender’s head. 

Fell managed to have the marriage officially annulled on July 21 after citing the abuse he had received at the hands of Wuornos.

Wuornos’s marriage has always just been a footnote in her life, as it wasn’t until November 30, 1989 that she would take her first life. Hopefully, this new film will finally shed some light on those nine weeks in the life of this infamous serial killer.

Image of Wuornos and Fell

‘Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman’ will see Peyton List (Cobra Kai) play the role of Wuornos. She replaces Charlize Theron, who famously played the role in 2003’s ‘Monster.’

Along with List, Tobin Bell (Saw) is set to play the role of Lewis Gratz Fell, Lydia Hearst (The Haunting of Sharon Tate) as Jennifer Fell, Andrew Biernat (Shadow’s Edge) as Mitch, Swen Temmel (In Time) as Grady, Meadow Williams (Boss Level) as Diane Pittman, Nick Vallelonga (Green Book) as Victor Miller, and Ashley Atwood (The Poison Rose) as older Aileen.

The film is written and directed by Daniel Farrands, the same writer/director behind ‘Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th’ and ‘Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.’

‘Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman’ will have a one-night Fathom theatrical release (in over 750 cinemas) on September 20, with a VOD/ DVD to follow on October 08.