Los Angeles Times - 06/26/1992
"...Pleasantly twisted....The quality of being true to itself is THE HONEYMOON KILLER'S greatest strength....[Kastle] is in perfect control of his material here..."
Rolling Stone - 08/07/2003
"...Potently acted by Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Leonard Kastle's cult thriller about a pair of murderers known as "the Lonely Hearts Killers". Based on a true story, the tale of duplicity, jealousy and twisted love stars Tony Lo Bianco and Shirley Stoler in iconic performances. Includes a new interview with the director and an illustrated essay on the true crime story.
In this stark film based on the true-life Lonely Hearts murders of the late 1940s, handsome gigolo Ray Fernandez cons lonely women out of money with the promise of marriage. When he meets lonely nurse Martha Beck, the two find themselves actually falling in love. Posing as brother and sister, the duo cross the country swindling needy women and, when necessary, killing them. As their passions become more inflamed, their crime spree grows bloodier. A stark film featuring truly unique characters and fine performances, THE HONEYMOON KILLERS was originally to have been directed by Martin Scorsese, who was replaced.