My Favorite: American Gothic

Lizzie Borden took an axe

And gave her mother forty whacks.

When she saw what she had done,

She gave her father forty-one.

 

We all know the story of Lizzie Andrew Borden, she was born July 19th, 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Andrew Jackson Borden and Sarah Anthony Borden.  We also know how Lizzie lost her marbles and killed her Father and Step-Mother.  But wouldn’t be great to see a scarezone based on this real life horror?  She has cameoed at the event many times, including in 2008’s American Gothic.

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After Lizzie’s trial, she and her sister, Emma moved in a very spacious house, in the more quaint neighborhood titled “The Hill” Lizzie changed her name to Lizbeth A. Borden and even gave her home a name “Maplecroft.”

Bloody Mary gave us a glimpse into this woman’s life through the mirror, albeit the more twisted insane version of Lizzie, who didn’t want to stop killing.  There have been various pop culture references to Lizzie in the form of TV and movies to name an example.  There is also a name tied to American Gothic, her name was, Eileen Harrell, her occupation was an illustrator and co-owner of an ad agency.  Eileen’s phobia was Mythophobia, meaning she completely freaked at images related to myth stories an example of this was The Headless Horseman.  Dr. Mary Agana tried to cure her of her affliction by showing her a severed head, well the results were severe catatonia along with hospitalization and medication.

Lizzie also starred at HHN at the very start of the event, being in a number of roaming scarezones back in the mid 1990s.

Would you like to see Lizzie return to HHN?  Let us know!

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