The pandemic has left me chilling at home not feeling much guilt of going on a Netflix Marathon while I sip on Lemon water all wrapped up in my blanket. 😛
Although, I am hoping to stay more productive and make the most of the quarantine. I guess we finally have the perfect excuse to slow down, take some time out for ourselves and just chill out a bit. Maybe also catch up on all the books we were meant to read and the movies we were hoping to watch 😛
I finally got around to watching a movie last weekend. So Yayy!
And It’s the unsolved mystery about the Gilgo Beach Serial Killer.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
When Mari Gilbert’s daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
Anything that has “Based on A True Story” tagline attached to it has the ability to either inspire me or creep me out on a whole different level. Nothing less, nothing more. And then there is the whole “unsolved mystery”. The fact that there is a psychopath killer is still out there.
The story is a sad one. A mother looking for her missing daughter who then goes on to uncovering dozens of other missing girl corpses.
I like show they highlight the media portrayal of the missing girls and shows how negligent the police can be when dealing with victims of such professions. I know the whole serial killer thing is such a 90’s vibe and you rarely get to see those kind of movies now. So this movie made me was such a throwback to all the serial killer hype that went about. I clearly remember waiting to watch the next episode of “Dexter” or CSI every week on TV.
They even have a short clip at the end by the real mother who fought for her daughter to get justice. It was really sad to know she was murdered by her own daughter in a schizophrenic incident. I found the family has been through so much trauma for a lifetime and hope they deserve the happiness. My heart went out to the what these victims might have gone through and the family that suffers not knowing who did this and why.
Overall, This movie is a great watch if you’re true crime. The plot line doesn’t stray too away from the real incident which I loved making this as close to a documentary movie. It is anti police and shows the shortcomings of the police officers that handled this case.
Release : 2020
Genre : True Crime
Streaming On: Netflix