Is Lifetime’s Living With My Mother’s Killer a True Story?

With Lucie Guest taking up the responsibility of direction, Lifetime’s ‘Living With My Mother’s Killer’ is a thriller movie that follows a young and forgiving woman named Mara, who lost her mother tragically several years ago. To this day, she is still affected by the tragedy. Despite this fact, she not only forgives the man accused of murdering her mother, but she also allows him to work on her property, making the mistake of trusting a killer yet again.

By doing so, Mara puts her life at risk only to realize that the past has a way of returning to the present. Now, as her own life is at stake, she realizes that she has repeated the mistakes of the past. The talented cast members of the Lifetime production consist of Rhiannon Fish, Greyston Holt, Jessie Fraser, Brad Harder, and Juliette Hawk, all of whom give impressive onscreen performances. The predominant themes of second chances and murder do resemble several real-life situations, hence the question surrounding their authenticity in the minds of the viewers.

Is Living With My Mother’s Killer a True Story?

In reality, there have been several headline-grabbing news about murderers. But that doesn’t mean that ‘Living With My Mother’s Killer’ is also inspired by one such story. Seemingly taking inspiration from certain real-life elements, screenwriters Riley Scott and Hilty Bowen made the most of their abilities to create enthralling tales, keeping the viewers hooked from the very beginning to the end. Some aspects of the storyline of ‘Living With My Mother’s Killer’ resemble the elements of various other movies and TV shows, including the 2009 horror mystery film ‘Orphan.’

Helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the narrative chronicles the life of a couple who decide to adopt a nine-year-old girl named Esther, after tragically losing their baby. Trying to get over their loss, the couple focuses on raising the mysterious girl whose sinister and murderous past gradually comes out in the open. Just like the Lifetime film, the Vera Farmiga starrer also deals with the characters living in the presence of a killer. Another one of the apt examples has to be that of ‘The Uninvited,’ a 2009 psychological horror movie helmed by the Guard Brothers — Thomas and Charles Guard.

Starring Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, and David Strathairn, it revolves around Anna who returns home after getting released from the mental asylum. While she recovers and adjusts to her new life, she gets side-tracked by her father’s new girlfriend. Collaborating with her sister Alex, they decide to take matters into their own hands in order to avenge the death of their mother. The presence of a dead mother and the desire to avenge her are a couple of common threads between ‘The Uninvited’ and ‘Living With My Mother’s Killer.’ So, as mentioned above, the Lifetime thriller consists of true-to-life elements but it is the brainchild of the two screenwriters and not a true tale.

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