9 Actors Who’ve Given Bone-Chilling Portrayals of Actual-Life Serial Killers – E! On-line

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Some faces you simply cannot neglect.

That was the thought lurking at the back of our heads as we tried to determine why the culprit at the heart of Netflix’s Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer appeared so acquainted to us. As true crime followers, we have consumed many hours of bone-chilling docu-series and fictional movies about serial killers.

Nonetheless, as we tuned into the Netflix docu-series for the primary time, which dropped on Jan. 13, Richard Ramirez‘s face was eerily acquainted to us. Earlier than lengthy, it hit us that season 9 of American Horror Story had integrated Ramirez’s haunting murders into their narrative.

So, it wasn’t technically Ramirez who we had been recognizing, it was the actor who portrayed the prolific assassin. And whereas American Horror Story: 1984 wasn’t an correct retelling of Ramirez’s crimes, actor Zach Villa was simply as terrifying as the real-life killer he was portraying.

This is not the primary time that serial killers have obtained the Hollywood therapy. In truth, a lot of your favourite stars have performed a few of historical past’s most horrific criminals.