This is the original trailer that appeared on CBS in 1991
|The movie Nightmare in Columbia County aka Victim of Beauty is based on the case of Sharon Faye Smith of Columbia, South Carolina.|
Read an article about the movie (here)
* Shari was taken after she had returned home from a pool party. She was checking the mail box. This was a rural area so the box was a good distance away from the house. It was Shari's father who noticed the car doors opened and realized that she was missing, instead of her sister as depicted in the movie.
*Larry Bell had a reputation for being very loud and annoying even in prison. But when it was time to be put to death, he did so without making a final statement, he kept his eyes closed as he was executed in South Carolina's electric chair. He grasped the wooden armrests, looking resigned and weak before the first surge of electricity jolted his body.