HBO Documentary on Blanchard Murder Airs Tonight


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–A documentary detailing a local story of deceit and murder  between a mother and daughter is making its way to living rooms across America Monday night (May 15, 2017). 

Let’s take a trip back to June of 2015 when you might recall Gypsy Rose had her mother Dee Dee Blanchard killed after she says she suffered a lifetime of medical abuse.

Gypsy says that life included years of being forced to stay in a wheelchair and being given medication that she didn’t need. Two years later the story is being brought to TV screens in an HBO documentary.

Composer for the documentary Ian Hultquist talks about the film and the inspiration behind the music.

 “Twisted fantasy feeling so my take on it was kind of a Disney movie gone horribly wrong so I integrated kind of a lot of twinkling bells. As it goes on and progresses, the music becomes darker and a little edgier. It’s such a traumatic story and such a traumatic event. I don’t want to spoil it, your opinion changes on a lot of things in the film and the characters as it goes on and as you learn more about everybody. Viewers can expect something that is truly creepy, however incredibly interesting and thought provoking and really just kind of takes you on a journey,” says Hultquist.

Ian says that he hopes the documentary starts a discussion about mental health and the health care system. 

Mommy Dead and Dearest will air on HBO this Monday at 10pm. 


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