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Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer 

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This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice.
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Wednesday, January 13

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


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Series cast summary:
Gil Carrillo ...  Self - Homicide Bureau, LA County Sheriff 4 episodes, 2021
Frank Salerno ...  Self - Homicide Bureau, LA County Sheriff 4 episodes, 2021
Tony Valdez ...  Self - Reporter, KTTV News 4 episodes, 2021
Laurel Erickson ...  Self - Reporter, KNBC News 4 episodes, 2021
Paul Skolnick ...  Self - Producer, KNBC News 4 episodes, 2021
Pearl Carrillo ...  Self - Wife of Gil Carrillo 4 episodes, 2021
Linda Arthur ...  Self - Crime Scene Technician, LA County Sheriff 4 episodes, 2021
Zoey Tur ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2021
Frank Falzon ...  Self - Inspector, San Francisco Police 2 episodes, 2021
Anastasia Hronas ...  Self - Night Stalker Survivor 2 episodes, 2021
Judith Kneiding Arnold Judith Kneiding Arnold 2 episodes, 2021
Colleen Nelson ...  Self - Granddaughter of Joyce Nelson 2 episodes, 2021
Ester Petschar ...  Self - Los Angeles Resident 2 episodes, 2021
Don Nelson ...  Self - Son of Joyce Nelson 2 episodes, 2021
Patty Nelson ...  Self - Daughter-in-Law of Joyce Nelson 2 episodes, 2021
Glen Creason ...  Self - Librarian, LA Public Library 2 episodes, 2021
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This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice.

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Lock. Your. Doors.


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Ramirez later married one of his groupies in 1996. See more »

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A better than average series.
16 January 2021 | by SpacemanBobSee all my reviews

I've seen a few documentaries on Richard Ramirez that were kind of the usual formula. This film differs being largely centered around the two main investigators and their perspective. The pressure they faced, and the mistakes they made. Added to that, plenty of people who lived through this era are interviewed; the media, family members of the victims, and the victims who survived. There's also nice use of old news footage.

Admittedly, the series is not perfect. It doesn't go into much about Ramirez' motivation, his background, or his psychological issues. Despite that, if your a true crime aficionado, you should find this film to your liking. Seeing and hearing from so many credible people directly involved in the case is not the usual. That's where the series succeeds, and why I give it my recommendation.


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Language:

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13 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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