The Night Stalker was an American rapist and burglar who brutally murdered at least 13 innocent people. Devil worshipper and LSD-user Richard Ramirez terrorized LA residents in the mid-'80s with shocking weapons that included a machete, a tire iron and a hammer.
And now he's creeping into your living room. The blood-soaked events of The Night Stalker will be explored in a premiere on June 12th this year on LMN network.
Lou Diamond Phillips (The King and I) will star alongside Bellamy Young (Scandal) in a production by Laboratory Productions and MRB Productions, with Alisa Tager and Matthew R. Brady captaining as producers.
The movie will take a cerebral, fictional approach to the events by centering on a lawyer (Young) who travels to visit Ramirez (Phillips) is in a California jail. She is on a seemingly dead-end mission to clear the name of another inmate, who she believes was wrongly accused of murder, by squeezing a confession from Ramirez.
The movie completed its on-set stalking last year. It is directed by Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them with Johnny Depp), who also wrote the script.
Griffiths said to Variety:
"I grew up in Southern California and spent the summer of 1985 in the shadow of Ramirez, and it has been a fascinating process to delve into the history in writing this script.
"I could not be more excited to see Lou Diamond Phillips bring this intense character to life."
Producers plan on capitalizing on the eeriness of dramatizing real horrors by self-distributing the movie in a few cinemas next month, where people may remember the killings. One picture house in Santa Ana town is just 20 miles from where Ramirez first stopped someone's heart in '85. Ramirez died in prison in 2013.
Are you excited for The Night Stalker?