ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

Notorious serial killer and avowed Satanist Richard Ramirez is getting the big screen treatment in The Night Stalker - and the casting may be just about perfect.

Courage Under Fire, Che and Love Takes Wing star Lou Diamond Phillips will be charged with bringing the monster to life in upcoming Megan Griffiths-helmed biopic The Night Stalker.

You gotta admit, there's something of a resemblance.

Lou Diamond Phillips will play Ramirez
Lou Diamond Phillips will play Ramirez

Richard Ramirez was sentenced to death for his crimes - including 13 murders, 5 attempted murders and numerous rapes and burglaries in the mid-80s - but died of lymphoma on death row before his sentence could be carried out.

Let's hope that The Night Stalker will be an effective and chilling portrayal of a real life monster as espoused by Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Deranged rather than some of the more low-rent straight-to-DVD offerings out there.


Will you be watching The Night Stalker?

Sources: Imdb, Murderpedia


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