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19th Feb 2021

If you loved The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel, this 2017 documentary will be right up your street

There’s plenty more to learn about the Cecil Hotel.

If you were completely riveted by the latest crime thriller from Netflix, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, then we’ve got you covered. There’s another documentary that explores the murky mysteries surrounding the Cecil Hotel released back in 2017 and it looks beyond the death of Elisa Lam.

Horror at the Cecil Hotel is a three-part series which takes a look at three different murder cases, all of which took place at the Downtown LA hotel. The hotel has been the backdrop to many crimes and is renowned for mysterious deaths and a number of suicides, while the recent Netflix doc focused on the disappearance of Elisa Lam, this series delves more deeply into other crimes and unsolved mysteries connected with the hotel.

The first episode, Room 1402, focuses solely on Richard Ramirez, the notorious serial killer known as Nightstalker, who stayed at the Cecil during his infamous crime sprees. The second episode of the series, The Girl In The Water Tank, focuses on the 21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam, who was also the subject of the recent Netflix doc. The third episode, Intertwined, delves into one of the lesser known deaths at the Cecil Hotel, which involved an older man and a younger woman who were found dead on the sidewalk next to the hotel, in 1962.

The mini-series can be watched now on Amazon Prime.