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A Nightmare In Las Cruces (2011)





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On February 10, 1990 two cowards walked into the Las Cruces Bowl and changed the lives of many people. Seven people inside the bowling alley were forced at gunpoint to the floor and told to put their heads down. After stealing thousands of dollars from the safe, the killers shot all seven multiple times at close range, execution-style. The shooters then started a fire on the desk and fled. Dead at the scene were Amy Houser, Steven Teran,and his step-daughter Paula. Steven's daughter Valerie died 45 minutes later at the hospital. Incredibly, Melissia Repass, Stephanie C. Senac, and Ida Holguin survived the brutal attack. Repass, just twelve at the time, made the heroic 911 call despite being shot in the head,which saved three lives.

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I was totally unaware of this horrific incident that took place more than 20 years ago in Las Cruces before I came across this documentary. I found it appealing since it was described as one of the most gruesome (and unsolved) crimes the city had ever faced. While I obviously have sympathy for those who lost their lives or their near and dear ones in this massacre, I can't help but doubt the intentions of the documentary. The repetition of certain footage time and again was not only irritable but also unnecessary IMHO (and some might even find it painful to sit through). Besides, I can't understand why those who got past this tragedy (like Melissia Repass who is in tears throughout the documentary) chose to participate in this documentary. The participation of the concerned detectives wouldn't have been so surprising. Certain questions asked during the interview of various people are so silly (and dramatic, like the ones we often get to watch in movies) that it makes it all the more difficult to accept the director's claim that the movie was made with the intention of catching the killers at large till date!!! In short, this 100+ minutes long documentary deserves a skip because of its length as well as quality/material (just like this review by me).

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