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The Night Strangler (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  16 January 1973 (USA)
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A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Louise Harper
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Scott Brady ...
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
Ivor Francis ...
Dr. Webb
Diane Shalet ...
Joyce Gabriel
Anne Randall ...
Policewoman Sheila
Francoise Birnheim ...
Restaurant Woman
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Reporter Carl Kolchak is now in Seattle, Wahington, 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

Beyond the 90-minute version, there was additional footage filmed featuring George Tobias as Jimmy "Stacks" Stackhaus, a reporter who had reported on the previous series of "Strangler" murders in the 1930's. In that footage, Kolchak tracks down the veteran reporter and speaks with him about the murders. 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

Carl Kolchak: I just saw your "so-called killer" wipe up the street with your so-called police force!
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Followed by Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) See more »

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Better than the Original
31 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

It's a toss-up, but Night Strangler is actually a better movie than the original Night Stalker it derives from. The characters are a lot more fleshed out in this one, while none of the horror is left to slide. There is an incredible range of performance from Simon Oakland, John Carradine, Wally Cox, and particularly Richard Anderson as the alchemist/murderer. There's humanity, pathos, horror, and comedy all mixed up in this one. The original is maybe scarier...but Stalker is still better.


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