LAist: How Netflix’s ‘Night Stalker’ Brought The Fear Of A 1980s LA Crime Spree Back To Life

The killings began to ramp up in July of 1985, and for two months, Los Angeles was terrified as “The Night Stalker” killed, raped, and robbed seemingly random Angelenos by night. The new Netflix documentary series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer goes in-depth on the rampage, interviewing police, victims, and reporters about the search and ultimate capture of Richard Ramirez.

Director Tiller Russell was writing for TV dramas Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. when his producing partner and friend Tim Walsh came to him with a source. He said that he’d just met a cop that worked the Night Stalker case, Gil Carrillo. Walsh thought there might be a documentary here.

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