Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (2021)


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Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

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Though Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer succumbs to the sensational side of true crime, it paints a fascinating, chilling portrait of a killer and the city he terrorized.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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Air date: Jan 13, 2021

A series of murders, rapes and kidnappings baffles police until Detectives Gil Carrillo and Frank Salerno start connecting the crimes.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2021

A rapidly rising body count takes a toll on Detectives Carrillo and Salerno, but an impounded vehicle may lead to a break.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2021

A missed opportunity to catch the Night Stalker frustrates detectives, as does a mayor who divulges evidence to the press.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2021

Detectives identify their suspect and embark on a manhunt, but it's the public that rises up to stop the Night Stalker's deadly reign of terror.

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Tiller Russell
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Tim Walsh
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Critic Reviews for Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer: Limited Series

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  • Jan 11, 2023
    A fantastic documentary that dives into the mystery of the "Night Stalker". What made this very interesting to watch was that you are able to see the mindsets of the police while searching for Richard Ramirez. The soundtrack in the documentary is chilling and makes everything even more disturbing and scary. The details they reveal about each crime really add to the horror of the situation. This was a great true crime documentary that will truly chill you to the bone.
  • Jan 09, 2023
    While most of us are aware that the true crime genre is always a bit exploitative and is designed to satisfy our morbid curiosity, this one verges into murder porn territory. From the title font, graphic images of victims naked bodies, to the thumbnail image of RR with a streak of red light down his face (looking like something from a fictional 80's slasher), this is stylized in a way that's in pretty bad taste.
  • Aug 23, 2022
    One of the best and the most Satisfying True Crime docs ive watched
  • May 29, 2022
    I loved it. The production was good, the interview work was good as well. This one really haunted me. Ramírez was a sick individual. I'm glad everything was proven and we got to see it in this show.
  • Feb 02, 2022
    The only shocking thing I found in this documentary is the fact that serial killer Richard Ramirez had a fanbase. Yeah because nothing says sexy in a guy then a nocturnal, murdering, pedophile with poor hygiene and horrendous teeth.
  • Jan 07, 2022
    To say this series is in poor taste doesn't begin to cover it. I like true crime documentaries but this one is the most garishly sensationalistic I've ever seen. Everything's artlessly, exploitatively amped up to 11. The filmmakers are total hacks who don't know how to make something compelling and interesting without resorting to ghoulish parlor tricks. Watch The Keepers or Dig Deeper for true crime docs that actually have the skill to tell an interesting story while humanely respecting the victims and without glorifying the killers. This show is garbage.
  • Nov 11, 2021
    Absolutely terrifying and thrilling at the same times. True Crime fans will love this for sure. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because it was slightly misleading in the trailer for it. It seemed like it was solely gonna focus on that piece of trash but instead was more how they caught him. But honestly that made it much more harrowing and intense of a docuseries.
  • Oct 10, 2021
    Really interesting documentary type series. They do a really good job of keeping it interesting while giving all of the facts. I did not live at the time of these murders so it was especially interesting learning about everything.
  • Jun 22, 2021
    Talvez a série documental mais completa e bem produzida. Os relatos são arrebatadores e chocante. Você certamente vai precisar trancar as portas e janelas depois de assistir.
  • May 27, 2021
    I loved this docu-series! It was amazing to see things from the point of view of the detectives and their personal feelings, experiences, personal issues, and hiccups in their case along the way. I really loved the part where the San Francisco detective described hitting the friend of Richard, being asked "is that all you got?" Then describing, in detail, how he thought about all the cases, victims, crime scenes, and families, then said "Buddy, I'm gunna split you from your head to your ass!". Then he draws back to the windshield and sends a punch over his seat toward the back. The description had me clenching my fists and biting my lip. I loved this documentary! Some say it was too graphic, but I beg to differ. Forensic Files ran for almost 30 seasons and showed crime scene photos. You need to show the brutality of the killer to understand how bad the victims felt to see their family in that state, and how happy they must have felt to know he was behind bars. I personally felt the relief of the people in California back in 1986 when it showed how he got caught, then you see the people crowding around, clapping and cheering. I was a thrill ride from start to finish!

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