Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 4

The Vampire (4 Oct. 1974)

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Carl is determined to kill a beautiful, but extremely vicious, female vampire unknowingly unearthed by a road construction crew.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Police Lt. Jack Matteo
Suzanne Charny ...
Catherine Rawlins
Deputy Sample
Jan Murray ...
Ichabod Grace
Kathleen Nolan ...
Faye Kruger
Milt Kamen ...
Jack Grinnage ...
Anne Whitfield ...
Selma Archerd ...
Noel De Souza ...
Chandra (as Noel de Souza)
Bill Baldwin ...
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In this sequel to the original "Night Stalker" telefilm, a road crew accidentally unearths the grave of a vampire in Las Vegas, a female victim of Janos Skorzeny. Kolchak gets word of the recurrence of vampire-like murders and flies to Las Vegas under the ruse of interviewing an Indian guru, but soon enlists the help of a friendly real estate agent in his hunt for the home of the rampaging vampire. Written by acidxian

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Kolchak's tape recorder appears to be a Grundig Portable. See more »


Tony Vincenzo: I'm tired of it, Kolchak. I am fed up. I've got a brother-in-law who's got a 14 year old he's always bailing out of juvenile hall, but I've got you, and you are worse!
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Reporter Versus The Vampire
9 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carl (Darren McGavin) is determined to kill a beautiful, but extremely vicious, female vampire unknowingly unearthed by a road construction crew.

After Jack the Ripper and aliens, it is only natural that sooner or later Kolchak would come up against a vampire. Possibly for the second time if you count the movie. But either way, this time it is a female vampire, which really calls to mind some of the finer films from Hammer Studios.

This is one of the stronger episodes, though it does have one problem (in my opinion): it strays too far from Chicago. For me, Kolchak and Chicago go hand in hand, and it is great when we can get some authentic Midwest backgrounds. But that is just my bias.

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