A case of 50s rebellion gone wrong and too far. Two seemingly normal teens embark on a deadly road trip leaving 11 deaths on their way
Charles Starkweather, a James Dean wannabe, nebraskan teenage killer from the late fifties who went into a 10 days killing spree in 1958 and raised a manhunt to capture him along with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Fugate. Despite his severe myopia and short stature he was a dangerous, crazy as hell, gun totting 19 year old killer. Executed one year later, June 25, 1959 in the electric chair.
Caril Ann Fugate served 17 years en prison and was paroled in 1976. Se was the youngest female convicted for first degree murder. Has not been in problems since then and still maintains was an unwilling accompliance; her full involvement in the killings is uncertain until this days. At 69 years of age she still declines to discuss those days
The inspirer of films such as Natural Born Killers, Kalifornia and BadLands. Long before Manson, he became famous as the first young killer possing for the cameras in court as a movie star. He was the first killer with a fan club, sick and demented, but true.
Stephen King, a child when the Starkweather murders took place, was so shocked that he based some of his creepy characters in the twisted young killer and keep a scrapbook with newspapers clippings about him.
The case attracts a lot of interest because of the time in wich it was framed, the days of sleek cars, Elvis Presley, James Dean...
Drawing based on a black and white picture released by the media during the days they were on the loose. The colors are not so good and the scanner messes them up even more. Also, I have to change the letters of the title but this pic came up not too bad, there are of course, other details to fix