Release Date: 3/11/23; Lifetime
Director: Jaira Thomas
Studio(s): Swirl Films, Lifetime Television
Cast: Remy Ma (Patricia), Tami Roman (Mia), Daijah Peters (Cameron), Danielle LaRoach (Nancy), Stevie Baggs, Jr. (Chris), Teisha Speight (Joanne).
Story: Based on real-life events. 10-year-old Cameron, who, after her mother Patricia suffered an aneurysm, is adopted by her Aunt Mia, despite having a record as a convicted murderer that was overlooked by overworked social workers. Soon after arriving in her new home, Cameron begins to hear strange voices at night coming from the basement’s locked door. She later discovers what was actually behind that door–people chained to the wall, innocent victims of her aunt’s schemes to enrich herself by cashing their benefit checks. It wasn’t long before Cameron was demoted down into the basement herself, where she would stay for the next ten years while her mother frantically searches for her whereabouts without much help from social services or the authorities. When Cameron finds herself locked in a closet with no food, no water, and no human contact, only her faith keeps her alive before she is rescued.
This is the latest in Lifetime’s “Girl In” movies which showcase harrowing stories of women who survive horrific circumstances, per the network’s news release. The movies include Girl in Room 13, Girl in the Basement, Girl in the Bunker, Girl in the Box and Girl in the Shed. Source: mylifetime.com.