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Girl in the Bunker, The

Girl in the Bunker, The

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Monday, May 28, 2018 N/A
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  • Season: 2017-2018
  • Network: Lifetime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime

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Plot Synopsis

In 2006 while walking home from the school bus stop in Lugoff, South Carolina, a man dressed as sheriff's deputy handcuffs 14-year-old Elizabeth Shoaf for marijuana possession and marches her deep into the woods against her protests and placed in an underground bunker. Her sudden disappearance sparks a massive police search with hundreds of volunteers and officers fanning through miles of dense woodland while helicopters circled overhead. At the mercy of a dangerous and psychologically unhinged captor, Vinson Filyaw, a fugitive sexual predator, Elizabeth realizes that in order to survive, she must take matters into her own hands and gradually begins to win his trust as she plots her escape. Immediately following the premiere of the film, the docu-special "Elizabeth Shoaf: The Girl in a Bunker," which recounts the terrifying true story of the ten tension filled she was held captive. Told in Elizabeth Shoaf's own words, the special airs at 10pm ET/PT. Featuring news footage and interviews with firs-hand accounts from Shoaf, her parents and police officials, the special takes viewers through Shoaf's journey to a new beginning.


Production Company:

  • Cineflix Inc.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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