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The Night Strangler (1973)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 16 January 1973
A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.

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Louise Harper
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Capt. Schubert
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Mr. Berry
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Prof. Crabwell
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Llewellyn Crossbinder
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Tramp
Nina Wayne ...
Virginia Peters ...
Wilma Krankheimer
Kate Murtagh ...
Janie Watkins
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Dr. Webb
Diane Shalet ...
Joyce Gabriel
Anne Randall ...
Policewoman Sheila
Francoise Birnheim ...
Restaurant Woman
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Storyline

Reporter Carl Kolchak is now in Seattle, Washington, trying to solve the mystery of several strangulations that recur every few years where the victims are drained of blood in this second made for TV pilot. Written by Humberto Amador

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16 January 1973 (USA)  »

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The Time Killer  »

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Trivia

At the end of the film Kolchak is telling Vincenzo and Janie Watkins (now both also out of work thanks to him) that he's going to drive them to New York City and that they'll love New York. Director Dan Curtis and screenwriter Richard Matheson had actually planned to do a third Kolchak movie set in NYC. In New York, Kolchak was going to discover that Janos Skorzeny - the vampire from the first film - was not only not dead, but active again! This film was going to complete a planned trilogy of Kolchak movies, entitled The Trilogy of Terror. See more »

Goofs

Researcher Wally Cox traces the Night Strangler all the way back to the 1870s. All of the old news paper headlines report a murder in "Pioneer Square". This name wasn't adopted until 1970 to replace the original name of the neighborhood, "Skid Row". See more »

Quotes

Tony Vincenzo: All right, all right. I'm willing to buy the idea that these two series of murders might somehow be connected. I'm even willing to buy that they might have been committed by the same man.
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Tony Vincenzo: But a man, Kolchak, a man. Not some sort of a SUPER DEAD MAN!
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Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: The Night Strangler (1996) See more »

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DEFINITELY BETTER THAN THE FIRST!
4 June 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! It's better, sexier, and even more scary than the original "The Night Stalker". I know sequels degrade the first films, but this is the best sequel besides "Scream 2" and "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3" that I have ever seen.

I love this movie and give it **** stars. SEE IT!


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