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The Norliss Tapes (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  21 February 1973 (USA)
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An investigative reporter stumbles onto a group of modern-day vampires.

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Cast

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David Norliss
Don Porter ...
Sanford T. Evans
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Ellen Sterns Cort
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Sheriff Tom Hartley
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Marsha Sterns
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Mme. Jeckiel
Hurd Hatfield ...
Charles Langdon
Bryan O'Byrne ...
Mr. Dobkins
Robert Mandan ...
George Rosen
Ed Gilbert ...
Sid Phelps (as Edmund Gilbert)
Jane Dulo ...
Sarah Dobkins
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Truck Driver
Bob Schott ...
Sargoth
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Man in Langdon Gallery
Patrick Wright ...
Larry Mather
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Storyline

A newspaper publisher listens to the personal tapes of investigative reporter David Norliss, who has disappeared during an investigation. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen working in his private studio. As Norliss and the widow investigate, they unravel a plot involving Voodoo and the walking dead. Written by balkaster

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21 February 1973 (USA)  »

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La voix du vampire  »

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This movie was intended as a pilot for a TV series of the same name. It was not picked up by NBC. See more »

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David Norliss: The morning I drove down from San Francisco, the weather was foul. A curtain of cold rain fell from a gun metal grey sky. I'd set up a meeting with Sheriff Hartley in Carmel to discuss the Ellen Court situation. I didn't expect much cooperation from him but it was worth a try. A way to begin. When I pulled up in front of Hartley's office, the sky had begun to clear and the sun was breaking through. I hoped it was a good omen.
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YIKES! One of the greats!
17 September 2003 | by (Azusa, CA) – See all my reviews

When it came to dispensing chills on TV in the '60s & '70s, Dan Curtis was the man!

His Dark Shadows vampire soap opera was innovative, but it was THE NIGHT STALKER (1972) TV movie with Darren McGavin and its subsequent follow-up TV movie, THE NIGHT STRANGLER and Night Stalker TV series which earned him his reputation as a Big Time chill-despensing master.

Then came THE NORLISS TAPES...WHOA! This is one scary movie!

Up in beautiful, rainy Marin County, Roy Thinnes investigates the possibility that a recently deceased artist isn't necessarily dead.

I'm not going to give away a thing other than to say that if scary movies are your thing, this one will ring your bell! Do not miss it.


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