Netflix’s “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” Explores The Crimes & Capture Of Richard Ramirez

December 16, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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We’ve got a treat for our true crime fans. Netflix has just unleashed the new trailer for the limited serial killer docuseries “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” that delves into the murders committed by Richard Ramirez.



The series tells the spellbinding true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice. In the sweltering summer of 1985, a record-breaking heatwave hit Los Angeles, along with a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed disconnected. The victims were men, women, and children ranging in ages from six to 82, no one was safe. They came from different neighborhoods, racial backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels. Never before in criminal history had a single killer been responsible for such a grisly array of crimes.



Racing against the clock to stop this nocturnal monster was a young detective named Gil Carrillo from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the legendary homicide investigator Frank Salerno. As they worked tirelessly to solve the case, the media hounded their tracks, and panic gripped California.



The story of Richard Ramirez is told through harrowing first-person interviews, gripping archival footage, and spectacular original photography. This four-part series represents the definitive telling of this iconic L.A. real-life horror story, painting a portrait of how it felt to live in fear at a time when absolutely anyone could be the Night Stalker’s next victim.



The series is from director Tiller Russell who executive produces alongside Tim Walsh, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman. Greg Tillman, David Holthouse, and Paul-Michel T. Pierre-Benoist co-executive produce.



Travel back in time and explore the brutality of Richard Ramirez‘s crimes and his capture in  “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” premiering on Netflix on January 13, 2021. 



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