Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez


Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5.7 10 273

Plot summary

October 07, 2022 at 04:54 PM


Jessica Harmon

Top cast

Erica Durance as Zenya
Ben Savage as Nathaniel Kibby
Lindsay Navarro as Abby
Lisa Chandler as Dotty Brown
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800.29 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
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1.45 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jwalsh30 2 / 10

Toned down to drivel

The emotional and psychological abuse are toned down so much that it almost appears like a friendship. There is no indication of sexual abuse at all which completely removes the harrowing experienced the victim endured. The only point of interest was the mother's ordeal in dealing with the FBI. Taming the experience so much does such a huge disservice to such a frightening abduction. How could the real victim have been involved with this presentation?

Reviewed by burlesonjesse5 6 / 10

VIEWS ON FILM review of Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez

Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is a 2022 release. It's true to its long title or at least it is most of the way. Fred Savage played an evil dude in No One Would Tell. Now with "Shed", it's his brother's turn.

So yeah, "Shed" while Forensic Files tested, ends on a Lifetime lite note (that's because it is Lifetime). I mean closing titles shouldn't explain the outcome of the antagonist without showing him at least getting arrested or surrounded. It just feels like a pretense.

Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is not as disturbing as last year's Girl in the Basement but it will do. "Shed" is based on a true story but why do the end credits say that it is a work of fiction? Huh? What?

The director of "Shed" is also an actress in Jessica Harmon. Her film is disturbing but what's up with the main villain (Ben Savage as Nathan Kibby). Savage does a decent job but is there just in his character's motive? I mean is Nathan a conspiracy theorist? Yup. Is he whacked out of his mind? Uh yeah. Is there a true reason for him holding a girl against her will for months? Not really. The audience is invested but that's just baseline for millions of Lifetime-rs looking to get led up the garden path.

Filmed in British Columbia because it's probably cheaper (I looked it up), Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is about a 14-year-old teen who gets seized and temporarily held in a soundproof abode via the backyard. There she must try to stay alive because the whole free world is out looking for her.

A little Stockholm Syndrome here and a little psychotic manipulation there. "Shed" may not push the envelope like some abduction thrillers but at least it features enough isolated moments to suffice (tasers and tracking collars oh my). "Shed" a tear.

Reviewed by danielbusbyii-83115 3 / 10

Weak ripped from the headlines adaption

This movie wasnt too good at all. It wasnt as good as most crime drama thrillers that lifetime has shown that was ripped from the headlines. I thought this was going to be a little brutal along the lines of Cleveland abduction, believe me: the Lisa mcavey story, Chris watts confessions of a killer, girl in the basement, girl in the bathtub, girl in the bunker, etc. But this was tame compared to all the other lifetime ripped from the headlines crime drama thrillers that I mentioned above. The only good part about it was the interview with the real Abby Hernandez the beyond the headlines segment and rest of the movie was just drawn out too long with no actual emotions and no actual suspense or thrills unlike the others I mentioned.

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gartwalf October 07, 2022 at 06:41 pm

CrownOfGold - I totally agree

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CrownOfGold October 07, 2022 at 05:58 pm

Horrible. Why even make a movie about it? Jesus.