Entering the Netflix documentary catalog is like entering a thick jungle in which you do not know where you are going to end up … if you manage to stop at one. All are very appetizing and, in addition, in their catalog, they have several titles awarded at the Oscars, festivals, by critics.
One of the documentary genres in which Netflix is strongest is that of the narration of real crimes, many of them unusual, which nevertheless caused many victims at the hands of real bloodthirsty criminals. What has been said, reality often surpasses fiction and with this, we get the creeps.
It is ‘Night stalker: Hunt for a serial killer’, a miniseries of four episodes of about 45 minutes each in which the fascinating true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in US history, Richard Ramírez, was caught and tried.
Netflix explains that “during the sweltering summer of 1985, an unprecedented heatwave hit Los Angeles, and with it, a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed unrelated. The victims were both men, women and children, with ages between 6 and 82 years, from different neighborhoods, ethnic groups and socioeconomic levels.
Until then, no murderer in the history of crime had been responsible for such a variety of atrocities. In the race against time to stop this nocturnal predator participated the young Inspector Gil Carrillo, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, and the legendary homicide detective Frank Salerno. As they worked tirelessly to solve the case, the media followed their every step and panic gripped California. “
Netflix explains in a statement how ‘Night Stalker: Hunt for a Serial Killer’ is articulated: “Through heartbreaking first-person interviews, thrilling archival footage and spectacular original recordings, this four-part series is the definitive narrative of a legendary horror story, illustrating what it was like to live in terror in a city in Los Angeles where anyone could be the next victim. “
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