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Netflix’s Newest True Crime Docuseries Was Dark, Creepy and Completely Confusing Until The End

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I love true crime documentaries so of course, I watch every single one.


So, last night I binged watched Netflix’s newest true crime documentary called Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel.


Let me just say that if you have NOT watched this yet, be ready for a wild ride.

So, this 4-episode docuseries follows the story of Elisa Lam who was a 21-year-old college student from Canada that mysteriously went missing one day.


The series starts out just like any true crime documentary, highlighting the facts they had, the family and a little bit of her back story.


I won’t lie, it wasn’t until episode 3 when I started to go WTF?!

I don’t want to give too much away for those that haven’t seen it BUT it has so many aspects to this story that come into play.

At one point, it even brings in the Nightstalker which you may know from another Netflix series, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.

Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker) in episode 4 “Manhunt” of Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. Cr. NETFLIX © 2021

Basically, the circumstances in which Elisa went missing was a huge mystery and the only evidence they really had was a really strange video of her in the elevator the night she disappeared.

Aside from the detectives working the case, normal everyday people wanted to help figure out what happened to her and even began investing the hotel themselves.

Oh and get this – they find tons of strange phenomenons or parallels that relate to Elisa’s disappearance and you can’t deny how eery and confusing it makes the entire case.


The one thing that really bothered me though is how these people completely destroyed another man’s life thinking he was the killer of Elisa. My heart aches for him and I feel so bad nothing was ever done to rectify what they did to him.

Overall, this is a good series. It is creepy and confusing all the way until the end.

And if you’ve been wondering exactly what happened to Elisa Lam, this will provide that closure.

You can watch Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel on Netflix now.

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