Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer

Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer

Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer

True crime docuseries on one of the most feared killers in US history, the paranoia that swept through the summer of 1985 L.A., and the forensic work of two detectives that hunted him down.

2021USANetflix
CrimeDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
13 January 2021

Devil in the City of Angels

A series of murders, rapes and kidnappings baffles police until detectives Gil Carrillo and Frank Salerno team up and connecting the crimes.

EPISODE 1.2
13 January 2021

Anyone Could Be Next

Scant clues and a rapidly rising body count take a toll on detectives Carrillo and Salerno - but an impounded vehicle may lead to a break.

EPISODE 1.3
13 January 2021

Lock. Your. Doors.

A missed opportunity to catch the killer noe labeled the "Night Stalker" frustrates detective, as does a mayor who divulges evidence to the press.

EPISODE 1.4
13 January 2021

Manhunt

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.

Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

Nobly attempts to deglamorise Richard Ramirez’s crimes but can’t help looking for heroes in a bungled police investigation.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Lurid production values undercut solid reporting.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The "nature of evil" questions that Ramirez inspires often wander into navel-gazing banality, but the human cost of reining in such evil elevates Night Stalker from mere police procedural into something far more sophisticated and complicated.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

An interesting true crime series that still feels a little disappointing when compared to other major event series like it in the last few years.

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Variety

Variety

Seeks to re-create a climate of nasty fear for no ultimate higher purpose than four hours of thrills and chills.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's a methodical progression that Russell adheres to that I admired.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Joins the ranks of the very best true crime shows in recent memory.

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