The Night Stalker – Lifetime – 2 hours 2 minutes
Kit is a lawyer who believes a man on death row in Texas is innocent and the infamous Night Stalker committed the crimes of which he was committed. Richard is on death row for killing 14 people and now is dying of cancer. Kit sits with Richard and hopes that he will admit to the crimes, so the Texas prisoner will be cleared of all charges and freed. As the Kit and Richard sit, she starts to let her guard down, so Richard would be more forthcoming. In her admittance, Kit reveals that she has been following Richard’s story of evil since she was a teenager. She would often put herself in danger to attract Richard’s attention and kept a scrapbook of his crimes. How far can Kit fly into the sun before she is burned? Will Richard finally open up about his crimes to her?
This is a frightening story but not just from Richard’s perspective (which is a how-to on how to make a serial killer), but on Kit’s perspective as well. Although the timeline jumps take some getting use to, it’s necessary to tell both their stories. There are 3 main timelines:
- Kit’s teenage years
- Richard’s youth years
- Present day
This movie is not at the faint of heart and gets very graphic in murderous details of the Night Stalker’s crime. To his credit, Lou Diamond Phillips proves he is one of the most underrated actors in this business. He plays Richard in a way that will give you a chill down your back. If you can take it, watch it.
I give this 4.5 out of 5 stars
I guess that turned out to be pretty useful knowledge – Kit