Seattle-based director, Megan Griffiths premiered her latest feature, The Night Stalker at SIFF this year. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, the film is a based on the real-life, chilling tale of the notorious serial killer, Richard Ramirez. From 1984 to 1985, Ramirez, who became known as the Night Stalker, terrorized southern California. He was apprehended in August 1985 and sentenced to death. The film follows the story of Kit, the female attorney whose job it was to get a confession from Ramirez as he sat on death-row in San Quentin.
KCTS 9 spoke to Griffiths and Phillips about making the film and how Phillips approached the challenging role portraying a serial killer.
Lou Diamond Phillips on Creating a Character
Depicting Violence in Film
Trailer for The Night Stalker
About the Director
Megan Griffiths has been a director, writer, and producer in the independent film community for over a decade. She received her MFA in Film Production from the Ohio University School of Film, and now lives in Seattle. Her previous films include The Off Hours (2011), Eden (2011), and Lucky Them (2013).