Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer


Gracie Hooks, Staff Writer

The New 4-Episode Netflix Documentary “Night Stalker : The Hunt For a Serial Killer” does in-depth on each one of Richard Ramirez’ victims, getting the behind-the-scenes experiences from the main detectives, the cops involved in the investigation, and everything leading up to the ultimate capture of Richard Ramirez.

The new series definitely has people talking– and not all of it is good. Netflix goes into detail about Ramirez’s crimes, sharing testimonials from survivors and 1070m.0any are presented in dramatic slow motion. BuzzFeed calls the series a “gory mess.” Others on Twitter are using different words.

@omarruizz10 tweeted “Not sure if i can get through all of #NightStalker on Netflix. This is a tough viewing for sure.”

@waterbxby added, “Watching the new Netflix Night Stalker series. No need for them to include the victim crime scene photos, and slo-mo blood splatter shots, it’s not necessary.” 

However, some are defending the show’s intense approach. “Ramirez was glorified by groupies and ‘fans’ for a long time,” @brittyfun on twitter said. “Showing what he did—literally—as well as detailing the more horrendous things are necessary to show that he is not someone to be revered but is a monster.”

According to Today, The Night Stalker has a TV-MA rating for “nudity, sexual violence, language, and smoking.” That being said, the episodes don’t start with warnings about graphic content, and perhaps if they did, the criticism wouldn’t be as harsh as it is.

If you’re thinking of starting the documentary, keep this in mind before you start watching.