As per usual, I’ve immersed into Hollywood for films that would entertain me during the holidays. I thought maybe a good Ellen Page movie would be able to do the job. And from there is where I came across of such a heinous crime film.
Based on a true crime case happened in 1965. The brutal beatings on 16 year-old Sylvia Likens.
Sylvia was left together with her sister under the care of Gertrude Baniszewski since her parents were busy with their work in the carnival.
I wouldn’t want to give away too much but I’ll just say that her stay with the Baniszewski family was not a pleasant one.
What was much more worse was that not even did the woman abused her, she even allowed her children to do so. So-called ‘teaching Sylvia lesson’ for the misdeeds that she has been accused of.
The picture shown on the left is the real-life Sylvia Likens.
The movie depicts the courtroom drama about Sylvia’s murder. Though it was rather accurate it still did not tell the WHOLE story. I was curious and I wanted to know more about the case.
This article is the closest I could find about the murder of Sylvia Likens. It is sad to know that people still choose to ignore the obvious untill the damage done would be too late.