A “Brilliant and Disturbing” Thriller Based On Real Events Is Now Climbing The Hulu Charts

It’s not every day we see a made-for-TV thriller break into the charts years after its premiere. However, that’s the case for this 2018 Canadian-American tale based on terrifying real events. Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey has carved out a place for itself in the Hulu Top 10 movies this week. Here’s everything we know about this harrowing biopic.

Official Lifetime Synopsis

“From the producer behind Girl in the Box and Girl in the Bunker, comes the disturbing true story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story.

In the early hours of November 3, 17-year-old Lisa McVey rode her bike home after working a double shift. Earlier that night, she’d written a note, contemplating her life after years of sexual abuse by a family member. But suddenly, she finds herself in a fight to stay alive when she is abducted. In order to survive, Lisa develops a relationship with her captor, using reverse psychology to orchestrate her eventual release. Once Lisa is safely home, she discovers police and even her own family refuse to believe her. It’s only when a veteran detective hears the details of her story that Lisa finally finds someone she can open up to. As they piece together her story, they realize that her abductor is the notorious serial killer that the Tampa PD is hotly pursuing. Since Lisa left a trail of clues, the police are on his trail, but will they find him before he strikes again?”

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Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is directed by Jim Donovan. The script was written by Christina Welsh. The movie stars Katie Douglas, David James Elliott, Rossif Sutherland, Chris Owens, and Amanda Arcuri.

Most viewers are sobbing after finishing the heartbreaking thriller. Others are using the movie as a starting point to look into the life of the real Lisa McVey, who survived the harrowing ordeal the movie is based on.

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This award-winning film is difficult to watch from what I’ve picked up. However, if you’re keen on seeing it, you should check out the trailer below.

Watch the trailer

Have you watched Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey on Hulu yet? Were you familiar with the case beforehand? Let me know at @misssharai.



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