Netflix's latest true crime documentary, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, has shaken the internet - and now it's been announced the hotel plans to reopen soon...
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The documentary had us all feeling shook.
But this behind the scenes news might be even crazier ...
There have been some pretty crazy Netflix documentaries over the years.The streaming service always kills it when it comes to true crime documentaries. For example, The Confession Tapes, a show exploring what causes people to falsely confess to crimes that they didn't commit.
But the latest true-crime drop was a little different.
This one might have had a hint of the paranormal about it ...
It's extremely spooky.
And a case any true crime lover will already be well versed in.
It features the bizarre case of Elisa Lam.
The footage of her moments before her death still gives us goosebumps!
And it seems many were eagerly awaiting the doc to drop.
I cannot wait for the Netflix documentary about the Cecil hotel!— pavana reddy (@mazadohta) February 6, 2021
That story about Elisa Lam had me on Reddit hunting for answers just so I could sleep better.
Netflix is doing a docuseries on the Elisa Lam case and I’ve never been more excited— bebecita (@amayuhhh) February 4, 2021
Netflix has a new doc on Elisa Lam. That case creeps me outtttt 😖😖😖— M🤎 (@montoyamarissaa) February 10, 2021
I spent HOURS of my teenage years deep diving the case of Elisa Lam and now there’s a movie coming to Netflix I’m 😳😳— ice queen (@_ash_x) February 9, 2021
Really loved Netflix' Don't Fuck With Cats and so I'm ecstatic for their new mini investigative series.— 𝓬𝓱𝓵𝓸𝓮 (@jgrlofroscoe) February 10, 2021
Hoping that Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (about the missing Elisa Lam) will be good 🤞
The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel about Elisa Lam is finally on Netflix ! Honestly so weird !!— Sandi Aiyana Reyes (@Sandi_Reyes27) February 10, 2021
I am itching to watch this but I am also freaking out at the same time. Paranormal activity has me 😱😱😱! I need to watch this in plain daylight and with someone! #elisalam— ✮ Carola ✮ (@garolz) February 7, 2021
OMGGG THEY HAVE A NETFLIX DOCUSERIES ON ELISA LAM!!!!!!!!!! That case still saddens me to this day.— J 🦋 (@jdg_tweets) February 10, 2021
I’m excited for the Netflix series Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel. I’ve never heard of this specific case before! But I read an article on google and it’s haunting to read about the theories behind Elisa Lam’s death. pic.twitter.com/pTizYpK9dT— Nancy (@NancyTBitch) February 5, 2021
Wanna watch elisa lam’s case file on netflix but it creeps me out— shoto (@Lansue_Yoo) February 10, 2021
Now, there's a good reason why the story creeps people out...
In the span of 10 years, at least 80 people died at The Cecil Hotel.— Netflix (@netflix) February 10, 2021
Missing persons, overdoses, and murders happened over and over — but why? Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is now streaming pic.twitter.com/EDEBBXChbL
From the director that brought us Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, the series takes a look behind the scenes at the infamous Cecil Hotel and the haunting stories that lace the halls.
As most already know, the Cecil Hotel was the place of a number of suicides between the 1930s-1960s.
Not only that, but serial killer Richard Ramirez, who was featured on the Netflix documentary Night Stalker, stayed at the hotel for several weeks allegedly making it his home while he carried out some of his many murders.
However, The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel focuses solely on one of its most haunting mysteries...
Each of the 4 fifty-minute episodes delves deeper into the events that lead up to Elisa Lam's disappearance.
The footage of her behaving erratically in the lead-up to her death has been watched by millions...
#VanishingAtTheCecilHotel (S01E01): Still a very eerie case, and I’m aware that her death was ruled accidental drowning. Yet, something has always felt off about the elevator video. This first ep. is genuinely chilling and I loved learning more about Skid Row in LA. pic.twitter.com/8CsSpvzGGx— Schlock Horror (@SchlockHorror) February 10, 2021
It quickly Ignited a media frenzy, with many amateur sleuths wanting to get in on the case.
But it was when Elisa was found dead that things started to get a little more spooky...
But to make things even weirder ...
The hotel has announced plans to reopen in October 2021!
We certainly won't be booking a room just yet.
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