Potential movie viewers who are intrigued by the film's flashy cover will be horribly devastated to learn that the money they have spent either buying or renting this film had in part gone to those who created it. The movie is so atrociously painful both to watch and listen to if you attempt to leave the room before shutting it off, that it begs the question of how the approval was ever actually given to make it in the first place. Granted this was Chris Fisher's first big step into filmmaking, but as with diving into a pool, if you jump in head first you have to expect to get wet. This film was no exception. The plot was slow and painfully dragged out by the multiple (less than) suspenseful attempts at making it seem as though "The Nightstalker" was about to attack. Instead, you were left with heartbreak, staring at a epileptic, violent montage set to inaudible screamer metal. It really begs the question, "Who would want to watch a movie like this?" Surely those interested in the Nightstalker case, of course! Wrong. The movie all but avoids the major facts of the real Nightstalker case, and ( I use the term lightly) fans of the case will be appalled at the blatant ignorance to the title lends. Perhaps horror movie buffs or people looking for a scary movie come late October will find this film appealing? Sadly, while the movie is a intense mix of speeds, the dragging plot and vicious cut scenes do less to intensify the film, and much more to confuse the viewer. Not only does it leave the one watching it confused as to the purpose of this change of speed, but also as to the events that took place all together. The sole redeeming quality of the movie is that Bret Roberts, who plays Richard Ramirez, (The Nightstalker) does look significantly like the actual serial killer. Sans this look-a-like, even Danny Trejo's admirable performance cannot save this absolute abortion. The sheer memory of watching this film will haunt me for some time now, and I plead with those who remain on the outside, looking in- Stay where you are.