Netflix Viewers Praise Must-Watch True-Crime Series Based On 'Real-Life Gone Girl'

A gripping true-crime series, inspired by a real-life event similar to 'Gone Girl,' has recently landed on Netflix.
Netflix Viewers Praise Must-Watch True-Crime Series Based On 'Real-Life Gone Girl'

A gripping true-crime series, inspired by a real-life event similar to ‘Gone Girl,’ has recently landed on Netflix.

This documentary made its debut on the streaming platform just this Wednesday (January 17), and viewers have been captivated by the series, with many binge-watching all three episodes in a single sitting.

The true-crime documentary delves into the harrowing tale of Denise Huskins, who was abducted in the dead of night in 2015.

Denise had been spending time at her boyfriend Aaron Quinn’s residence in Vallejo, California, when their lives took an unexpected and irreversible turn.

The couple, both physical therapists, retired to bed that night, only to be abruptly awakened by intruders in the middle of the night.

Two men forcibly entered their home, restrained them, and coerced them into a closet, where they were drugged and blindfolded.

Denise was kidnapped and held for ransom, but when Aaron reported the crime to the police, he ended up being viewed as a suspect.

Even after Denise was released two days later, following a horrific ordeal of being drugged and sexually assaulted by her abductor, law enforcement continued to doubt the veracity of their story.

Denise’s ordeal drew parallels to the plot of ‘Gone Girl,’ a novel and movie about a woman who stages her own abduction.

You can catch a glimpse of the trailer below:

This compelling true-crime series sheds light on society’s hesitancy to believe women and the consequences when law enforcement questions the validity of their stories.

While the couple faced skepticism from the public for weeks, a breakthrough came three months later when police were investigating a similar case. They discovered evidence linked to Denise’s abduction in the possession of a man named Matthew Muller.

Muller was subsequently sentenced to 40 years in prison. Meanwhile, the couple pursued legal action against the City of Vallejo for defamation and emerged victorious, receiving a $2.5 million settlement.

On social media, viewers expressed their astonishment after watching the series.

One individual remarked, “30mins in to #netflix American Nightmare. No idea what the outcome will be but that Police Force is like something from the 70’s!!! Don’t worry about the investigation, just choose an outcome & make it fit!!!”

Another viewer shared their disbelief, stating, “I can’t believe what I’ve just watched. Denise and all women that come forward with their truth deserve so much better than what the backwards justice systems all over this messed up world gives them. I feel sick to my stomach. #AmericanNightmare.”

A third person simply summed it up as “American Nightmare is WILD this poor couple.”

You can now stream “American Nightmare” on Netflix

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