Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I Don't Like Mondays (2006)

3.5 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: John Dower
Written by: John Dower
Actors include: L.J. Aaron, David Bassett, Penny Buckley
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Length: 49 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

I've always wondered about the tale behind the song. I knew it was based around a true story of one of the first school shootings committed by a girl who claimed "she didn't like Mondays". I didn't realize she was such a little thing who looked relatively evil (for a 16 year old girl). It was interesting because they got most of the real folks involved to talk on various matters including their opinion on the actual song. Brenda Spencer is the young girl who committed the shooting in 1979 that killed 2 men and injured many. She really did claim the reason was that it would liven up her Monday for the reason. Interviews from jail that are more recent however seem to blame child abuse from her Father (possibly sexual or anal actually from her testimony). The review board didn't parole her but they did say within 4 years it was possible for her to be paroled which is strange. Also strange that the evil seeming Father never moved away (he lives across from the shooting scene still) and he still visits the daughter despite her claims of abuse. It's a weird tale and the documentary at least set several things straight.

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