In general, more than one TV show or series It usually takes real life cases to adapt them to the small screen format and generate thousands of dollars. One of these favorite genres for directors is crime, being the case of Jeffrey Dahmer one of the best known in recent years.
Now, to this fashion of adaptation is added “Love & Death” (for its translation “Love and death”) on HBO Max, which stars the talented Elizabeth Olsen and which will seek to be one of the flagship productions of the franchise after the premiere of its first three chapters on April 27.
However, few series fans know and know the true story of the case of Candace “Candy” Montgomery, the real and macabre inspiration for the series that Olsen stars on HBO Max. Ready to know this story of blood, crime and murder?
THE TRUE STORY OF “LOVE & DEATH”
It was the year 1980 when macabre events began to shake the Texas community. In that place, Candace “Candy” Montgomery She was dealing with a marital crisis with Pat Montgomery due to the lack of a sexual encounter with her husband in privacy.
This triggered Candy to meet Allan Gore, a well-known family friend, and they start an extramarital affair that ended in just a few sexual dates.
But everything really bad started that morning of June 13, 1980 when Allan Gore was preparing to start a business trip away from home and his wife Betty, who also suffered from mental problems every time her husband left home.
For this reason, Allan began to have communication with his Candy, in order to know how his wife and daughter were doing. That morning, Candace assured Gore that she was fine that morning, but Allan was not happy with what his lover said, which is why he asked his neighbors to break into the house to check. .
At that moment, horror took over the place: Betty Gore’s body was found totally disfigured and in a lot of blood. Allan’s daughter named Bethany was in another room alone and crying, so it is intuited that the crime against Betty Gore ended up waking her from her dream.
“CANDY”, THE GUILTY OF THE MACABRE CRIME
Although in the first instance it was believed that Betty was the author of her own death, police investigations revealed the guilt of Candace Montgomery with all the clues found in the house. Behind the freezer was a bloodstained hatchet, plus the front door hadn’t been forced open and, of course, a clear fingerprint on the appliance door.
Little by little, the truth about the torrid affair between Allan Gore and Candace Montogomery came to light, so Candy became the main suspect in the crime against Betty Gore.
Interestingly, the trial took place in 1980, but the entire jury ended up believing his story and Montgomery ended up getting away unscathed from a sentence that could have meant several years behind bars.
A story that, more than 40 years after it happened, continues to generate a stir among followers and lovers of the paranormal.
NUMBER OF CHAPTERS OF “LOVE & DEATH”
The series will have a total of 7 episodes, which will be on the platform weekly. The first three were already released on April 27 and then the others.
- Chapter 1 opens on April 27.
- Chapter 2 opens on April 27.
- Chapter 3 opens on April 27.
- Chapter 4 opens on May 4.
- Chapter 5 opens on May 11.
- Chapter 6 opens on May 18.
- Chapter 7 opens on May 25.
CAST OF “LOVE AND DEATH”
- Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery
- Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore
- Lily Rabe as Betty Gore
- Patrick Fugit as Pat Montgomery
- Krysten Ritter as Sherry Cleckler
- Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder
- Elizabeth Marvel as Jackie Ponder
- Keir Gilchrist as Ron Adams
- Amelie Dallimore as Jenny Montgomery
- Liam Pileggi as Ian Montgomery
- Harper Heath as Alisa Gore
- Olivia Applegate as Carol Crowder
- Jennifer Neala Page as Betty Huffhines
- Kira Pozehl as Elaine Williams
- Bonnie Gayle Sparks as Jo Ann Garlington
- Aaron Jay Rome as Richard Garlington
- Sara Burke as Barbara Green
- Richard C. Jones as Tom Cleckler
TRAILER OF “LOVE AND DEATH”
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