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American Nightmare: Denise Huskins' story in new series 'disgusts' Netflix users


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Netflix users are reacting in disbelief to a “shocking” new true crime series called “American Nightmare.”

Earlier this week, the streaming service added the title, which is the latest release from the creators of former streaming service hit The Tinder Swindler, which released in February 2022.

The three-part series shines a spotlight on a case dubbed “the real Gone Girl” – the story of a woman's kidnapping and the police's resulting refusal to consider it legitimate.

In 2015, an intruder broke into the home of Denise Huskin and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn in Vallejo, California, and drugged both of them before kidnapping Huskins and holding her for ransom.

When Quinn turned to the police for help, he was shocked to find he wasn't believed – and was soon suspected of being responsible for her disappearance.

At the time, the case was quickly compared to Gone Girl, the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, which was made into a film in 2014 starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. In the fictional story, author Amy Dunne (played by Pike) suddenly disappears and the police suspect that her husband Nick (Affleck) is behind it.

Viewers are racing through the series, with one person calling it “the craziest” Netflix true crime series ever.

“The absolute JOURNEY #AmericanNightmare just took me through oh my god,” one subscriber wrote, and another added: “This is the craziest thing I've ever seen!!!” Another viewer said: “I just watched American Nightmare Finished it on Netflix and was completely shocked.

These viewers also shared their shock and disgust at the authorities' treatment of Huskins after watching the series.

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Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn on “American Nightmare”


Another viewer agreed: “I'm still so emotional and mad,” adding: “American Nightmare on Netflix was amazing. “The world is sick.”

In “American Nightmare,” viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the ordeal, learning what really went down and how the couple had to fight to have their traumatic experience taken seriously.

Speaking about her recovery from the incident in 2021, Huskins told ABC News: “You can go through any kind of trauma until it devastates you and you end up at a point where you're just like, 'This is impossible to move on from.' '”What do I do next?'”

American Nightmare is now available to stream on Netflix.