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Nightstalker (2002)

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A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

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The night sets over Los Angeles and the NIGHTSTALKER speeds through downtown, smoking crack and searching for prostitutes, he finds both. After realizing he can't get what he wants from women, he sets off to feed his unholy hunger by heading into the suburbs of East Los Angeles where he murders and rapes a young woman as she sleeps in her house. Five days later, a young and beautiful beat cop, GABRIELLA MARTINEZ and her older, corrupt partner, FRANK LUIS, answer a call to a home and find the bodies of the young woman and her husband, mutilated and marked by Satanic ritual. Over the next few weeks, the Nightstalker continues his reign of terror and after more gruesome murders, Gabriella Martinez is offered a job on the task force investigating the murders that have kept the city of East Los Angeles in a state of total fear. Although skeptical of the reasons for her promotion, she nevertheless decides to try and make a difference and catch this killer who represents everything that she ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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After Lieutenant Mayberry talks to the press, and walks back into the police station with Dectective Elliot and Gabriella. He is mad at the snotty reporter so he throws a tantrum. This was ad-libbed by actor Evan Parke. See more »

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Don't rent it!!!!!!
24 February 2004 | by (Melbourne, Florida) – See all my reviews

My wife and I suffered through this movie last night. This has to be the worst movie I've seen in a long time. The casting directors should have been fired. As the actors had zero chemistry. The pacing of the movie was SLOW. Instead of making a movie about the Nightstalker, they made a movie about a woman cop that was over her head. Why did they have to use stereotypes? Why wasn't the story about the actual killer like in the other serial killer movies? The only lines the killer had were 'Do you believe in Satan?' 'Do you love Satan?' The director must have been a fan of the movie Spun, because the same headshaking routing was used over, and over, and over, and over again. YAWN!

I really want to thank the producers, and director for making this steaming pile for Blockbuster to fill in holes on the shelf.


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