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Viewers Left Sobbing At Netflix’s Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

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Viewers Left Sobbing At Netflix’s Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

We've been left open-mouthed by Netflix's latest true-crime offering Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.

The film, which is based on the true story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted at gunpoint in 1984.

Lisa, 17, had already had an incredibly harrowing background; she had suffered repeated sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of her grandmother's boyfriend.

Lisa escaped a serial killer and helped catch him (Credit: Netflix)
Lisa escaped a serial killer and helped catch him (Credit: Netflix)
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And while she was cycling home from her job, she was kidnapped by serial killer Bobby Long, who also repeatedly raped and abused her over a graphic period of around 26 hours.

However, viewers were left stunned that young Lisa managed to endure her tormentor, using reverse psychology to escape from his clutches, as well as mentally gathering as much evidence as possible to lead to his arrest after her escape.

Even though she's gathered clues to her ordeal, things are made even tougher for Lisa, who is not believed by anyone when she gets home except for one senior detective.

Lisa was held at gunpoint (Credit: Netflix)
Lisa was held at gunpoint (Credit: Netflix)
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As you can expect, it's a particularly graphic and often upsetting watch, with fans taking to Twitter saying they were left in tears by Lisa's graphic and distressing story.

"Just watched Believe Me on Netflix," one person wrote. "I sobbed for Lisa at the end. She was incredible - what an ordeal to go through!"

A second viewer said: "Believe Me on Netflix is such a tough watch. What a woman Lisa McVey is, a true epitome of a hero."

Viewers were left sobbing at the story (Credit: Twitter)
Viewers were left sobbing at the story (Credit: Twitter)
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"Halfway through watching Believe Me and I cannot stop crying, why does no-one believe Lisa? I'm genuinely heartbroken," a third said.

"Good for Lisa!" a fourth chipped in. "She survived a horrifying ideal and stopped a serial killer. I was sobbing by the end of the film.

Viewers were in tears by Lisa's story (Credit: Twitter)
Viewers were in tears by Lisa's story (Credit: Twitter)

Bobby Long abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered at least 10 women in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida during an eight-month period in 1984.

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He was sentenced for death for his crimes, and was executed by lethal injection in 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Film News, TV & Film, Netflix

Kimberley Bond
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