Netflix fans left ‘sick and sobbing’ over Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

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Netflix fans have been left ‘sick and sobbing’ after watching Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.

The true crime film is based on the true story of 17-year-old Lisa McVey, who was kidnapped on November 3, 1984 by American serial killer Bobby Joe Long, held at gunpoint and raped for 26 hours.

Viewers expressed outrage at how the Florida teen, now known as Lisa Noland, was repeatedly abandoned by those around her for not believing her story at first.

Lisa was the only one of Long’s victims to survive after embarking on an eight-month massacre from March 1984, killing at least 10 women.

After being released by her captor, the teen helped arrest the killer, who was executed in May 2019 after 34 years on death row.

Netflix fans have been left ‘sick and sobbing’ after watching Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (pictured)

The true crime film (pictured) is based on the true story of 17-year-old Lisa McVey, who was kidnapped on November 3, 1984, held at gunpoint and raped for 26 hours by American serial killer Bobby Joe Long.

The true crime film (pictured) is based on the true story of 17-year-old Lisa McVey, who was kidnapped on November 3, 1984, held at gunpoint and raped for 26 hours by American serial killer Bobby Joe Long.

Viewers expressed outrage at how the Florida teen, now known as Lisa Noland (pictured in 2013), was repeatedly failed by those around her for not believing her story at first.

Pictured: Bobby Joe Long in custody

Viewers expressed outrage at how the Florida teen, now known as Lisa Noland (pictured left in 2013), was repeatedly abandoned by those around her for not believing her story at first. Pictured on the right: Bobby Joe Long in custody

First released in 2018 on the Lifetime channel in the US, the film skyrocketed to become the UK’s current #1 movie on Neftlix after being added to the streaming service earlier this week.

In one scene, Lisa attempted to explain the torture she’d endured by Long to two female police officers, who didn’t seem to believe a word she said.

The teen’s own grandmother even thought the story was far-fetched.

Lisa was sexually and emotionally abused at the hands of her grandmother’s boyfriend, making her feel suicidal for her kidnapping – but her horrific ordeal gave her a new determination to live.

Long kidnapped 17-year-old Lisa while cycling home from work at Krispy Kreme. He locked her in his flat and raped her repeatedly for 26 hours.

To escape, Lisa kept calm and made up a story that she was the sole caretaker of a sick parent to elicit sympathy from Long, and it worked and he released her, according to Tampa Bay Times.

Lisa was the only one of Long's victims to survive after embarking on an eight-month massacre from March 1984, killing at least 10 women.  Pictured, a scene from the movie

Lisa was the only one of Long’s victims to survive after embarking on an eight-month massacre from March 1984, killing at least 10 women. Pictured, a scene from the movie

After being released by her captor, the teen helped arrest the killer, who was executed in May 2019 after 34 years on death row.  Pictured, a scene from the movie

After being released by her captor, the teen helped arrest the killer, who was executed in May 2019 after 34 years on death row. Pictured, a scene from the movie

Lisa previously said she knew from her past abuse that if she fought Long, it would infuriate him.

“I had to learn who he was, what drove him. If I did the wrong move, could this end my life? So literally, the night before I wrote a suicide note, and now I was in a position to save my life,” she said.

Her description of the incident, as well as deliberately leaving evidence such as fingerprints around Long’s bathroom, helped police arrest the killer.

Long later, he admitted to killing 10 women in the Tampa Bay area and was sentenced to death.

At his execution, Lisa said she tried to position herself where he would see her, explaining, “I wanted to look him in the eye. I wanted to be the first he saw. Unfortunately he didn’t open his eyes.’

The film (pictured), first released in 2018 on the Lifetime channel in the US, skyrocketed to become the UK's current No. 1 movie on Neftlix after being added to the streaming service earlier this week.

The film (pictured), first released in 2018 on the Lifetime channel in the US, skyrocketed to become the UK’s current No. 1 movie on Neftlix after being added to the streaming service earlier this week.

She said she started crying after seeing the execution, adding, “The calm that came over me is a remarkable feeling.”

Lisa is now a deputy sheriff at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the same department she helped lead to Long’s arrest.

Viewers of Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey were quick to express their feelings about the film, with one writing, “It was the hardest but most inspiring thing I’ve ever seen.”

Another said: ‘Good for Lisa McVey. She survived a horrific ordeal and stopped a serial killer. I was sobbing at the end of the movie. I’m glad she got the happy family she wanted.’

Response: Viewers of Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey were quick to express their feelings about the film

Response: Viewers of Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey were quick to express their feelings about the film

A third added: “Definitely sobbing after seeing Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.”

A fourth wrote: ‘I just watched Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey on Netflix and I’m sobbing. As a young girl, that woman experienced the most unimaginable horror and yet saved so many lives. Now she works for the police to protect children from sex crimes.’

A fifth wrote: “I’m trying to watch Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey on Netflix and it’s making me so sick, oh my god, this is horrible.”

The film was a Canadian-American co-production starring Katie Douglas, Rossif Sutherland and David James Elliot Everyone.

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