Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night, The Night Stalker returns in Lifetime Movie form! This time The Night Stalker is premiering on Lifetime Movie Network, but is getting enough promotion that it’s become their featured movie of the weekend (edging out Killing Mommy for the center spot on their website!) And it is not hard to see why. The Night Stalker is written and directed by Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them), who has a history of high quality productions, and the film just looks like it had more money to play around with than the typical Lifetime film (though I admit I have no way of knowing if this is true!) Lou Diamond Phillips is an awesome actor who will be amazing in this, and it might be one of the best films on any Lifetime network this year!
Known to many as the “Night Stalker,” Richard Ramirez was an unusually cruel and prolific serial killer who murdered 14 people and terrorized Los Angeles in the summer of 1985. Though Ramirez was convicted of these atrocities and remained on death row for nearly thirty years, he was always suspected of committing additional crimes. This thriller tells the story of Kit, an attorney who travels to San Quentin on an impossible mission to clear the name of a death row inmate in Texas– someone she believes has been wrongly accused of murders actually perpetrated by Ramirez. Kit herself lived in Los Angeles during the fear-tinged summer where Ramirez terrified its citizens, and confronting him again dredges up old and frightening memories of her own past. As the days count down to the innocent Texas man’s execution, Kit confronts Ramirez about his unspeakable crimes in search of an elusive confession, plunging into intense psychological depths in her quest for the truth.
The Night Stalker stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Bellamy Young, Alice Rietveld, Mark Kelly, Annalisa Cochrane, and Zoe McLane. It premieres Sunday, June 12th on Lifetime Movie Network!