Audiences were no doubt anticipating some on-screen blood when Netflix announced it was making a docuseries on 1980s Los Angeles serial killer Richard Ramirez. However, the content depicted in the “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” was so graphic that even seasoned true-crime fans had to shut it off.
The harrowing four-part show, which dropped earlier today, details the life of Ramirez, who was convicted of 13 murders, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries in 1989.
Despite its disturbing subject matter, social-media watchdogs were nonetheless shocked at the grisly crime scene photos and bloody re-enactments that included a close-up shot of a knife sticking out of a body, and blood falling in slow motion.
“Watching the new Netflix ‘Night Stalker’ series. No need for them to include the victim crime scene photos, and slo-mo blood splatter shots, it’s not necessary,” wrote one appalled viewer of the docuseries’ lurid imagery.
Even calloused viewers found the gore a bit gratuitous. One commented that even though they “don’t scare easily,” they wouldn’t recommend the police procedural “unless you have a very thick skin for true crime.”
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