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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:
Superior sequel. See more (32 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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
74 min | USA:90 min (video version)
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Language:
Color:
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

Did You Know?

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:
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:
Crossbinder:Get this straight, Mr. Kolchak. No carnival or hoopla tactics on this paper. This isn't Fun Town, USA. This is Seattle.See more »
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FAQ

How does Kolcak describe Titus Berry?
What happened to the fourth victim?
What paper does Kolcak manage to get a job with?
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Superior sequel., 3 September 2004
Author: david-697 from Stockton, England

Relocated to Seattle, reporter Kolchak stumbles on yet another series of murders, a series which seems to be repeated every twenty-one years. Of the two movies, `The Night Strangler' has the slight edge. This is possibly down to its location, Seattle. Very unfamiliar to me, it adds certain freshness to the story, while the underground ‘old' Seattle is a fantastic location, macabre and memorable; it sticks in my mind long after watching the movie. The candle lit, cob-webbed corpses are perhaps one of the most vivid images in American genre television.

Also of note is Richard Anderson's villain, a crazed, immortality seeking Doctor, he is far more impressive than the original's vampire. A more assured script (which is genuinely funny in places), plus some enjoyable cameo's (Carradine, Hamilton), help make this a rare sequel which is better than the original.

Sadly, plans for a third movie were abandoned and instead a short-lived, inferior television series (without Matheson's involvement) resulted. A patchy effort, despite McGavin's best efforts it never attained the quality of the two movies.

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