The Honeymoon Killers

The Honeymoon Killers

Directed by Leonard Kastle • 1969 • United States

Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is sullen, overweight, and lonely. Desperate for affection, she joins Aunt Carrie's Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco), a charismatic smooth talker who could be the man of her dreams, or a degenerate con artist. Based on a shocking true story and shot in documentary-style black and white by the confident and inspired Leonard Kastle, in what would be his only foray into filmmaking, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

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The Honeymoon Killers
  • The Honeymoon Killers

    Directed by Leonard Kastle • 1969 • United States

    Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is sullen, overweight, and lonely. Desperate for affection, she joins Aunt Carrie's Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco), a charismatic smooth talker who could be the m...

Extras

  • Leonard Kastle on THE HONEYMOON KILLERS

    This interview with THE HONEYMOON KILLERS writer-director Leonard Kastle was produced in the spring of 2003.

  • Love Letters

    This 2014 program features interviews with THE HONEYMOON KILLERS actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow.

  • Dear Martha . . .

    This video essay was written by Scott Christianson, author of “Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House.” It includes rare photos, clippings, and documents from Martha Beck and Ray Fernandez’s trial and incarceration.