Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel - Season 1

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel - Season 1

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel - Season 1

Investigative documentary on the crimes and mystery of the notorious Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The building's infamy grows when a guest, Elisa Lam, is caught on surveillance footage behaving strangely just before vanishing in 2013.

2021Rating: 16USANetflix
CrimeDocumentaryMystery

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EPISODE 1.1
10 February 2021

Lost in Los Angeles

The once-grand Cecil Hotel provides a nightmarish backdrop for the disappearance of Elisa Lam. Her final footage in an elevator triggers a viral hunt.

EPISODE 1.2
10 February 2021

Secrets of the Cecil

Web sleuths dissect Elisa's social media posts. A grisly discovery changes everything at the hotel already known as the Night Stalker's onetime lair.

EPISODE 1.3
10 February 2021

Down the Rabbit Hole

The mystery deepens: Did a crime occur? The obsessed descend on the Cecil hoping to solve the case and tumble down the rabbit hole of conspiracy.

EPISODE 1.4
10 February 2021

The Hard Truth

A long-awaited autopsy report arrives, but suspicions linger. Today, an unlikely target speaks his mind as experts weigh in on persistent mysteries.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel - Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It relishes validating the most salacious details and theories before deigning to do its case, and the woman at its center, true justice.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The second half of the last episode is actually poignant. There's just a way to do a commentary on the corrosive effect of true-crime voyeurism without being so pervasively voyeuristic, and I wish Crime Scene had walked that tightrope more deftly.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

An interesting story not of a crime itself but all the issues around it.

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