Unlike most serial killers, he didn't have a pattern. The Night Stalker Richard Ramirez was just about cruelty, intimidation, and viciousness during his reign of terror in Los Angeles and San Francisco back in 1984-85.
"He has this horrible big grin, and he's missing all these teeth. He just stared at me like a killer clown."
The just-released trailer for the new Netflix true crime documentary Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, showcases that terror he caused with victims, survivors, and even the cops that were on his trail.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer premieres January 13 on Netflix.
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