Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path ... See full summary »
The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.
Carl Kolchak is a newspaper reporter with an abrasive personality that has gotten him fired ten times from various big-city papers. Now he's reduced to reporting for a relatively small-time paper in Las Vegas. It's here he gets the story of his life. But will the local sheriff, or the D.A., or even his own boss, let him print it? He has an ally in the FBI agent brought in to investigate this strange case. It seems someone is biting the necks of young girls and draining their blood. Can this killer with supernormal powers really be a 70-year-old Rumanian millionaire? Can he really be a vampire? And can an aging reporter do anything to stop him? Written by
At the time of its original airing, it was the most widely viewed TV movie, with a 33.2 rating and a 54 share. See more »
When the vampire is running away from the hospital, you can see a stunt man come to the aid of the motorcycle driver who lays down his bike. The stuntman is the same one who was fighting with Janos Skorzeny (the vampire) and was thrown out of the window. See more »
[is woken by Carl]
Ohhhh, I'm sorry. I guess I fell asleep.
What were you saying?
You do great things for my masculine ego, you know?
Actually, I was saying that I think Vincenzo has the news sense of a tree stump.
[starts getting excited]
It's got to be one man. It's got to be. Big, strong, psychotic.
You're certainly making me very glad that I work nights.
Well, I told you to quit working nights, didn't I?
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Las Vegas is a town where the unusual is considered normal.However when former top reporter Carl Kolchak played by Darren McGavin meets with police reluctance while covering the murder of a showgirl his curiosity is aroused.Suddenly there is a series of murders apparently committed by the vampire killer.The closer Kolchak gets to the truth the less he is able to reveal and the more frightened he becomes."The Night Stalker" is a taut and suspenseful mix of vampire horror and comedy.The cast is superb with McGavin playing Kolchak like a 1940s' reporter who has emerged from a time capsule into the 1970s.The portrayal of vampire Skorzeny is positively bone-chilling.I'm not deeply into made for TV horror,but "The Night Stalker" is very good.
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