Movie Review of: A Killing in a Small Town

I love classic Lifetime and made for TV movies; I practically grew up on them. It’s a shame that Lifetime rarely ever plays a classic and many of them cannot be found on Netflix or Amazon Prime. After my husband and I made a list of movies that we wish would air,  I decided to do a Youtube search and I was in luck!

The first movie we selected to watch was A Killing in a Small Town that was filmed in 1990. This movie was based on a woman that was axed to death in a small town called Wylie, Texas in 1980. (SN- I used to live 20 or so minutes from Wylie) The movie details the trial of Candy Montgomery, played by Barbara Hershey, who is later put under hypnosis and reveals another personality. The outcome of the trial will probably surprise you.

This movie starts out slow but grabs your attention because you can’t turn the movie off until you find out who committed the crime, how they committed the crime and why. What I love about this movie is that they do a great job with the costumes and scenery, hence Barbara Hershey’s tight perm and big glasses. One negative about this movie is that the lighting is dark so it can be hard to focus in on, but it was made before HD was invented. 

What are some made for TV classics you would like to see aired or what did you think about this movie? Leave a comment.. 

Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this. I remember always watching Made for TV Movies when I was growing up.

  2. I’d like to see Polyanna with Phylicia Rashad and Keisha Knight Pulliam

    • I forgot about Pollyanna! I grew up on the old school version of that movie. I’d love to find both. I’m putting it on my list in hopes my girls will watch and love.

  3. I too love Lifetime. I’ve never seen A Killing In A Small Town & will definitely have to add it to my list to check out!!

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