Many Viewers Of New Netflix True Crime Doc ‘Night Stalker’ Think The Series Goes Too Far

Night Stalker Viewers Think The Netflix Docuseries Goes Too Far

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Many viewers of the new Netflix true crime documentary Night Stalker about serial killer Richard Ramirez think the series goes too far with the gore and the exploitation of Ramirez’s many victims.

The four-part series was bound to involve a good deal of graphic images simply based on the subject matter. Ramirez was eventually convicted of 13 counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder, 11 counts of sexual assault, and 14 counts of burglary. His victims ranged from young children to octogenarians. He attacked them with everything but the kitchen sink, using guns, knives, garrotes, a machete, a tire iron, a hammer, and his own hands.

Ramirez, who claimed to be a Satanist, was absolutely brutal in his attacks and in the end was sentenced to 19 death sentences.

However, the new Netflix documentary, while riveting (I have watched it) does seem to revel in showing crime scene photos of Ramirez’s victims with a the bare minumum of censorship – something that many viewers believes goes too far and shows little sympathy for the deceased.

They’re not wrong. However, it’s not terribly surprising given the nature of Ramirez’s crimes.

In an interview (below) discussing the making of the documentary series, director Tiller Russell discussed how he tried to not glorify Richard Ramirez or his crimes.

Interestingly, one way in which Russell says they tried to not celebritize Ramirez was by not even saying his name until the police discover his identity.

[Possible spoilers below. Perfect to watch after you’ve gotten through the entire four-part series.]