Netflix has always done true crime documentaries very well, from Making a Murderer to Tiger King the streamer has a reputation for being the go-to true crime place. The latest true crime story to get the Netflix treatment tells the story of the police search for Richard Ramirez, a serial killer in California in the mid 1980s, and it's out today.
Here's everything we know about Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.
What's Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer about?
The documentary follows the police investigation into Richard Ramirez, a serial killer who terrorised the people of Los Angeles and San Francisco for over a year in the mid 1980s. Ramirez was responsible for a string of murders, burglaries and sexual assaults, and the four-part series tells the story of the hunt for Richard Ramirez through first-person interviews and archival footage.
The official Netflix synopsis says:
"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. They ranged in age from six to 82. They came from different neighbourhoods, 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 were 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."
Do we have a trailer for Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer?
We do, and it looks horrifying.
When is Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer being released?
The four-part true crime series lands on Netflix on January 13th.
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