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Director:
Writers:
Richard Matheson (written by)
Jeffrey Grant Rice (characters)
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Release Date:
16 January 1973 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Better than the Original See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Darren McGavin ... Carl Kolchak

Jo Ann Pflug ... Louise Harper

Simon Oakland ... Tony Vincenzo

Scott Brady ... Capt. Schubert

Wally Cox ... Mr. Berry

Margaret Hamilton ... Prof. Crabwell

John Carradine ... Llewellyn Crossbinder

Al Lewis ... Tramp
Nina Wayne ... Charisma Beauty
Virginia Peters ... Wilma Krankheimer
Kate Murtagh ... Janie Watkins
Ivor Francis ... Dr. Webb
Diane Shalet ... Joyce Gabriel
Anne Randall ... Policewoman Sheila
Francoise Birnheim ... Restaurant Woman
Regina Parton ... Merissa (Ethel Parker)

Richard Anderson ... Dr. Richard Malcolm
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Tobias ... Stacks / Jimmy Stackhaus (scenes deleted)

George DiCenzo ... Underground Tour Guide (uncredited)
Bill McLean ... Charlie the Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (written by)

Jeffrey Grant Rice (characters) (as Jeff Rice)

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Robert Singer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser (director of photography) (as Robert Hauser)
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles Pierce  (as Charles R. Pierce)
 
Makeup Department
Scotty Rackin .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist (as William J. Tuttle)
 
Production Management
Christopher Seitz .... unit production manager (as Christopher H. Seitz)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Seitz .... assistant director (as Christopher H. Seitz)
 
Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (as Robert Anderson)
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Hank Wynands)
John Rozman .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound effects editor (as Gary Gerlich)
Harold Lewis .... sound mixer
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
John Kline .... sound editor (uncredited)
Roger Sword .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (as Ira Anderson)
 
Stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Johnson .... gaffer
Robert O. Moore .... key grip (as Robert Moore)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James M. George .... costumer: men (as Jimmy George)
John S. Perry .... costume supervisor (as John Perry)
Barbara Siebert .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Kent Schafer .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... music editor (as Len Engel)
 
Transportation Department
Norman Honath .... transportation manager (as Norm Honath)
 
Other crew
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott Griffin)
Lois Kerst .... production assistant
 
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Runtime:
74 min | USA:90 min (video version)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Iceland:16 | UK:12 (1998 video re-issue) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
'Darren McGavin' and 'Richard Anderson' are two of the more familiar faces from 1970s TV and both played Steve Austin's handler in the Six Million Dollar Man. McGavin co-starred in the original pilot movie as Oliver Spencer. Richard Anderson went on to star as the straight-laced Oscar Goldman in the TV series.See more »
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Anachronisms: 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.
[pause]
Tony Vincenzo:But a man, Kolchak, a man. Not some sort of a SUPER DEAD MAN!
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Better than the Original, 31 December 1998
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

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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