Netflix viewers are calling its latest true-crime documentary, Girl in the Picture, “one of the most frightening things” they’ve ever watched. Since recently dropping on the streaming platform, thousands of fans have taken to social media to express how disturbed they were by the film. However, don’t take their word for it; start making up your mind by checking out the trailer above.
True Crime Junkies:
Girl in the Picture on Netflix. You’re welcome.
— Chai Dog Mom (@Chai_DogMom) July 8, 2022
The documentary tells the story of a young mother named Sharon Marshall, whose tragic death is followed by the kidnapping of her son, with both events resulting in an open mystery spanning decades. The Netflix project comes after investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck first wrote about Marshall’s story in his novels A Beautiful Child and Finding Sharon, explaining how an ambitious teenager became a mother of two with an abusive husband.
The official synopsis for the film reads: “A young mother’s mysterious death and her son’s subsequent kidnapping blow open a decades-long mystery about the woman’s true identity and the murderous federal fugitive at the centre of it all.”
‘Girl In The Picture’ on Netflix has so many twists and layers! It might be one of the most shocking, and horrific true crime documentaries I’ve watched in a long time!
— Angie (@AngieSee21) July 9, 2022
Girl in the Picture has been praised by viewers, sending it to the top of the streamer’s most-watched list. However, many have been left “horrified” by what they witnessed, claiming it’s “one of the most devastating true-crime cases I’ve ever heard.”
One viewer wrote: “I’ve watched many messed up crime documentaries, yet Girl in the Picture on Netflix managed to keep me shocked and horrified throughout.”
Another added: “Girl in the Picture on Netflix is absolutely one of the most horrific, sickening, frightening things I’ve watch d. I’m at a loss for words.”
For viewers wanting to learn more about Marshall’s story, Netflix has put together a special five-part audio miniseries also titled Girl in the Pictu e. Featuring’ complementary information and interviews not seen in the film’, the first two episodes can be found on the You Can’t Make This Up feed, with subsequent episodes dropping weekly.