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Here Is Everything You Need To Know About American Horror Story: 1984's Character 'Nightstalker'

Here Is Everything You Need To Know About American Horror Story: 1984's Character 'Nightstalker'

The ninth season of American Horror Story aired on FX last night and the audience of the show is already intruiged by the first serial killer that was shown who goes by the name of Nightstalker.

'American Horror Story' is a much-loved franchise throughout the television and it premiered the ninth season titled 'American Horror Story: 1984'. FX has also released official character photos for the highly anticipated ninth season of the horror anthology season along with the names of the characters fans will be following during their nightmarish time at Camp Redwood. Later on, it was confirmed that Zach Villa will portray the character of Richard Ramirez, and Ramirez also appeared in 'AHS: Hotel'. The fans also are advised to keep in mind that Ramirez is not being repeated through the series. 

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Richard Ramirez is also a real-life serial killer whose own story is as terrifying as anything on television. While it is understandable that fans might be wondering why Ramirez was chosen to be a part of American Horror Story: 1984. But, this could mean that the series is trying to build a stage to bring in a true-crime element to the season. In real life, Ramirez was a serial killer, rapist, and burglar who dubbed himself by the name 'Night Stalker'. His first known murder happened back in April 1984 where he killed a 9-year-old girl in San Francisco. Between April 10, 1984, and August 24, 1985, Ramirez committed a series of rapes, burglaries, and murders that mainly centered in Los Angeles. 

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He adopted the moniker "Night Stalker" since he used to break into people's home and used a number of weapons to torture and kill his victims. He was finally captured in 1985 when, after being identified by a group of elderly women at a convenience store. Upon realizing that he has been spotted, he tried to flee by hijacking three cars and was subdued by a group of residents who beat him down until police arrived. 

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Upon conviction, he was found guilty of 13 counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries and received 19 death sentences for his crimes. He died of complications from B-cell lymphoma. He notably never showed any remorse for his crimes. The ninth season of AHS is based on 1984 Los Angeles and it is quite possible that the series is going to tie up Brooke Thompson's backstory to Ramirez as a fictional victim of the real-life killer. After watching the trailer for the ninth season, the audience knows by now that Brooke Thompson who already has had her personal experiences with a killer and a brief sequence in the trailer appears to show Brooke being attacked by a blade-wielding figure that looks an awful lot like Villa's Ramirez while she sleeps.

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This situation can track down all the Night Stalker attacks -- and could be setting up for the possibility that Mr. Jingles is not actually the killer that we all are expecting him to be. 

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