"Confined" is a true story movie that was inspired by the case of Josef Fritzl, a man who confined his daughter to the basement for two decades. The movie premiered originally on Lifetime. Written by Kraig Wenman, all of the names and locations were changed in the film. The thriller stars Emma Caulfield, Michael Hogan and David James Elliott.
"Confined" tells the tale of a loving middle class couple who decide to leave their hectic life in the city behind in exchange for a peaceful area in the suburbs. Life for Victoria in the tranquil new town is almost too boring to bear. But, things liven up quickly after Victoria begins to suspect that her neighbor is hiding something or someone in his dungeon-like basement. With no one believing her story, Victoria decides to investigate the home and the homeowner for herself.
The true story on which the movie is based began in the 1980's when a man confined a woman in his basement and raped her repeatedly. That woman was his own daughter whom he held captive at a home in Austria for more than 20 years. Elisabeth Fritzl first disappeared in 1984 after her father, Josef Fritzl, drugged her and kept her in the basement as his personal sex slave. His daughter bore seven of his children.
The shocking true crime was eventually exposed after one of Fritzl's grandchildren became ill. Josef Fritzl was eventually arrested and sentenced to life in prison, where he remains today.
Though the basement where his daughter was confined has been filled with concrete, the original Fritzl house still stands, according to the Daily Mail.
Elisabeth Fritzl has a new identity.