The original creators of Unsolved Mysteries and the Producers of Stranger Things invite you to solve new mysteries. Follow the clues. Solve the cases.
Real cases of perplexing disappearances, shocking murders and paranormal encounters fuel this gripping revival of the iconic documentary series.
For some, Unsolved Mysteries started back with the original TV show with host Robert Stack. His deep voice as he introduced the four cases per episode wrapped up in a 45 minute show, 15 minutes of commercial breaks. Which aired from 1987-2010, totaling 16 Seasons with 614 Episodes. Even then it had a nice lineup of different cases that took you through Wanted, Missing, Abducted, Murdered, Vanished, Paranormal and UFO’s. While sometimes ending with “updates” from when these Episodes aired that specific cases had, like finding the missing person or murderer to get thrown behind bars. It was a very terrifying time, when you were little like I was while enjoying (well maybe being fascinated) of what sort of episode is being aired on the show. My favorites were always the Strange Paranormal, UFO ones. While the rest kind of made me wonder how people at the time was getting away with crimes, if not how they’re vanishing without a trace.
And we cannot forget the incredible theme music composed by Gary Malkin, who also composed the music for the now Netflix Volume 1 for the first 6 Episodes.
Which I’ll say for the time being, Unsolved Mysteries finally had their first ever music release on any platform strictly for Vinyl. Which unfortunately is sadly out of print it seems. Unsolved Mysteries Vol. 1 Vinyl contained music for Ghosts, Hauntings and The Unexplained. While Unsolved Mysteries Vol. 2 Vinyl was more Bizarre Murders, UFO’s and The Unknown. So if you can get your hands on ANY of these two vinyls, make sure you do like I did. It’s worth to have in your collection.
Finally let’s talk the new adapted version of Unsolved Mysteries from Netflix in a somewhat spoiler free episode way, while giving a feedback between the original series versus the reboot of the series containing the first volume of six episodes that premiered July 1st. Just at the start and what I mentioned above, the new way is created by the original crew with producers of Stranger Things. Fingers crossed they gave a new way of making this reboot work especially without having a host introducing the cases themselves to us as viewers, like Robert Stack did. Instead they let the interviewee’s and reenactments of each case tell the tale while at the end giving you the whole rundown of “If you have any information…”
Keeping the same recipe like the 1987 series which stopped in 2010 as mentioned we get a little taste of different categories between unsolved cold cases, vanishings, murders, paranormal and a conclusion that fits Volume One well, missing people to find and bring behind bars. Here’s a little rundown of each Episode of Volume One’s Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries. Want more details of each case? Click on the Episode title to bring you to a more rundown page of each case, and if you happen to have a Tip. You can submit one at the bottom of the page to help solve the mystery.
How did a man fall to his death from the roof of the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore?
Who abducted and murdered a beloved hairstylist in broad daylight?
Where is the man who disappeared after the bodies of his wife and four children were found buried under their backyard porch?
Why was the body of a young man, missing for a month, found in the same area that was searched extensively by law enforcement?
What caused multiple people to keep quiet after a UFO encounter 50 years ago?
Why did a young mother suddenly disappear before testifying against her mother at trial?
Overall conclusion, it’s nice to finally see the return of a once beloved show that helped thousands of people I’m sure find their lost loved ones, solve cold cases that haven’t been talked about in years, while bringing them back out to the light to hopefully have whomever was behind the crime come out and speak of their bad dues. Without a host like Robert Stack, it was quite interesting to have just a reenactment tell the cases, while providing enough information for almost 40-50 minute long episodes that just focused on one case versus multiple cases in one shot. The newly revamped theme by Gary Malkin is nice and soothing, while keeping that haunting feel of dread with a fantastic intro into each episode.
At the end of the day, each case displayed for Volume One is sad, interesting, frustrating and bizarre. It’s definitely different take on what we knew of the series, however it’s also now more expanded than centered in one country. It’s now available world wide, and I can’t wait to see what sort of other over sea cold cases there are that hopefully one day we can help solve. It’ll make you think, feel dread, and well… makes you want to watch your back even more in a world we live in today. Check out Netflix’s revival of Unsolved Mysteries today.