The current #1 thriller on Hulu is possibly the wildest chart entry we have ever covered. It’s inspired by actual events and was originally a Lifetime original movie. Many viewers have hit play on Girl in the Basement, but most were unprepared for what they got.
“Inspired by actual events, Girl in the Basement is the horrific story of Sara (Stefanie Scott), a vibrant teen girl who was looking forward to her 18th birthday, so she could move away from her controlling father Don (Judd Nelson). But before she could ever blow out the candles, her world became extremely dark after Don imprisons her in the basement of their home. While Don tried to convince his wife Irene (Joely Fisher) that Sara ran away, he would secretly visit her in the basement to torture and rape her. Meanwhile, Irene and Sara’s sister Amy (Emily Topper) continued living upstairs. As the years passed, Sara gave birth to several children, alone in the basement. After decades of captivity, Sara finally escaped, and her family learned the devastating truth about what had been going on for over 20 years right beneath their feet.”
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Many Hulu subscribers were not ready for the terrifying tale of abuse. Most of them are also looking up details of the Fritzl case the movie was inspired by.
See what Twitter is saying about Girl in the Basement
i was not prepared for how disturbing and unhinged A girl in the basement is
— $iren🍓🍰 (@_thefilthhokage) May 27, 2023
yo I watched ‘the girl in the basement’ and I just. My jaw was on the floor. Then I read the real story.
This girls father locked her up in the basement for 24 years, raped & abused her. She had 7 kids by her father.
— m (@LYCHEEMAMI) May 22, 2023
Girl in the basement on Hulu is so hard to watch, the fact that it is based on a true story is insane
— mommiana (@sexaaylexy) May 28, 2023
Just watched the girl in the basement movie and then read the story the whole thing is just sick.
I also just don’t understand how his wife or daughter bought his lies and didn’t know she was down there the whole time.
Like he brought up 3 children that she had..
— Spring Lyons🦉 (@springjlyons) May 23, 2023
I watched girl in the basement for the first time and that was so disturbing
— Sagiterrorist 😈 (@lahshawty_) May 24, 2023
“Girl In The Basement” on hulu is absolutely insane
— Kourtney | Publicist (@kourtrevamped) May 23, 2023
Girl in the basement movie sick asf i had to turn it off
— rawr🦖 (@Ashh_nicholee) May 29, 2023
Girl in the basement is …. Horrifying .. Looking into the story that inspired it.. a girl who was held in captivity for 24 YEARS by her own father … forced to give birth to children from him… I just can’t even imagine the type of actual evil person that would do this…
— 𓍊𓋼𓍊𓋼𓍊ThisIsMeNow𓍊𓋼𓍊𓋼𓍊 (@ThisIsMeNow17) May 25, 2023
the girl in the basement might be the sickest movie I ever watched fr
— Brat. (@sadditylyssa) May 24, 2023
10 minutes into girl in the basement and what the fuck what the fuck
— lindy (@lindicaaaa) May 29, 2023
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The movie was directed by Elisabeth Röhm. It was written by Barbara Marshall. It stars Judd Nelson, Joely Fisher, and Stefanie Scott.
This movie may be too much for most of us to watch. However, here is the trailer to give you a sense of what to expect if you’re thinking about hitting play.
Watch the trailer
Did you watch it on Girl in the Basement Hulu? Were you already familiar with the case? Let me know at @misssharai.