Lifetime's ripped from the headlines, month-long Summer of Secrets programming event culminates this weekend with the premiere of Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story. Based on a true-crime story, the film is a dark tale of a mother's obsession with religion, the rapture and the afterlife -- one that leaves a string of bodies in its wake and really should be viewed to be believed. Lauren Lee Smith (pictured at top and below left) stars as Vallow, a devout Christian who -- after discovering the writings of Chad Daybell (Marc Blucas) and then meeting him at a book signing -- becomes convinced (at Daybell's suggestion) that dark forces have inhabited those closest to her with the intent of destroying her. Her encounter with the married writer leads to an affair, and it's only after her husband is killed in "self-defense" by her brother, and her two young children JJ and Tylee are reported missing by her brother and sister-in-law (played by Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl), that anyone realizes something nefarious is afoot.
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