January 22, 2010
Of NightProwler & The NightStalker
NightProwler a song by AC/DC rides my imagination.Each and every line of this song gives you a mental picture which is NOT graphic or violent at all as the title may suggest.It goes like a story which has a start with an end.The melody of this rock ballad is good,especially the introduction/opening riffs which ofcourse has a dark undertone to it.Bon Scott's screechy vocals suits well for this song.AC/DC stated that NightProwler is a song about a boy who is trying to sneak into his girlfriend's room without letting her parents know about it.Though Richard Ramirez,The NightStalker, thought otherwise.
Richard Ramirez whom the media dubbed as the NightStalker is a serial killer who terrorised Los Angeles in the mid 1980's.He not only took Nightprowler as an inspiration but it also added fuel to fire for his burning desire to kill.Ramirez was apprehended after 7 months of killing spree,convicted and later was sentenced to death through gas chamber in 1989.21 years on the execution is still pending.Shockingly during this period Ramirez received countless letters of affection from women who fantasize him(some of them even go the length of posting their reply letters on Youtube).Even more shocking is the fact that one of them even went on to marry him in jail and has vowed to commit suicide the day Ramirez will be executed.
Richard Ramirez never showed any remorse.This is what he said after receiving the death penalty.
"You don't understand me. You are not expected to. You are not capable of it. I am beyond your experience. I am beyond good and evil.I will be avenged. Lucifer dwells within us all. That's it"