‘Psycho Wedding Crasher’: Lifetime Movie, True Story Based On California Case?


Lifetime’s Psycho Wedding Crasher movie will come to the channel this Sunday night. Lifetime has advertised the movie for weeks, and Lifetime fans can’t wait to see what it’s all about. According to the preview, Psycho Wedding Crasher is directed by David Langlois and written by Bryan Dick, Ken Sanders, and Daniel West. It stars Heather Morris, Fiona Vroom, Jason Cermak, and Joan Van Ark.


Psycho Wedding Crasher on Lifetime

When you want the groom, some weddings are worth crashing.


It’s almost Marci Belle’s wedding day, and she couldn’t be more excited. However, Jenna, an uninvited guest with sinister intentions, arrives at the wedding. Unbeknownst to Marci, Jenna fell in love with Glenn, the groom, after he saved her life. From that point on, Jenna began developing an unhealthy obsession for Glenn.


In Jenna’s mind, she is perfect for the groom, so she sets out to get rid of the bride any way she can. First, she steals a pair of underwear and jewels and then stuffs them into Glenn’s belongings, making Marci think Glenn is cheating on her. The find causes a rift between Marci and Glenn, giving Jenna time to win him over—or so she thinks.




Meanwhile, as their lives fall apart, Glenn discovers Jenna in the background of the wedding photos and realizes that she’s behind everything. However, when someone ends up dead, it looks like Marci and Glenn are next on the list.



Is Psycho Wedding Crasher Based On or Inspired by a True Story?

Psycho Wedding Crasher is an original story. It is not billed as a Lifetime movie based on a true story or inspired by true events. However, one has to admit, a portion of the plot sounds a lot like the case of Denise Burns, aka Denise Gunderson, a 50-year-old real-life wedding crasher in California. Her story went viral in 2015 after six to eight brides told police their wallets, gift cards, and cash were stolen from their bridal suites on their wedding day.


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In a creepy twist, the brides realized the same uninvited guest, Denise Gunderson, showed up in the background of several wedding photos and wedding videotapes. The psycho wedding crasher, who was an expert at slipping into bridal suites, was sentenced to seven years in prison, according to NBC San Diego.


Psycho Wedding Crasher airs on the Lifetime Channel this Sunday, September 3, at 8/7 p.m. Central.



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Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.