Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 4

The Vampire (4 Oct. 1974)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Mystery
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 153 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 5 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(created by) (as Jeff Rice) , (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 2340 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 620 titles
created 18 Aug 2013
 
a list of 101 titles
created 29 Sep 2013
 
a list of 59 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Vampire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Vampire (04 Oct 1974)

The Vampire (04 Oct 1974) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
« Previous Episode | 4 of 20 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Police Lt. Jack Matteo
Suzanne Charny ...
Catherine Rawlins
...
Deputy Sample
Jan Murray ...
Ichabod Grace
...
Swede
Kathleen Nolan ...
Faye Kruger
Milt Kamen ...
Gingrich
Jack Grinnage ...
Anne Whitfield ...
Girl
...
Man
Selma Archerd ...
Woman
Noel De Souza ...
Chandra (as Noel de Souza)
Bill Baldwin ...
1st Reporter
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1974 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Carl Kolchak: They should meet my boss. He'd turn Buddha into a chain smoker.
See more »

Connections

References The Night Stalker (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A vampire hooker!
27 October 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Episode 4, "The Vampire" is a bit of a reworking from the first pilot movie for the yet unsold series "The Night Stalker". Like this pilot movie, much of the show is set in the Las Vegas area.

Kolchak picks up a lead on some murders that seem almost like what you'd expect from a vampire! However, he knows Vincenzo won't send him off to Vegas to investigate so he manipulates his boss into sending him to Los Angeles to cover the the upcoming wedding of some guru! Now where the film goes next sure sounds like the plot to a porno film, as Kolchak's investigation leads him to believe that there is a vampire-hooker who drains her clients! As I said, this sure sounds like porno, and I am pretty sure there are some films with similar themes! Regardless, as usual, cops not only don't believe him but actively get in the way of Kolchak's investigations. And so, as usual, he's forced to deal with the monster himself.

If you are looking for original, this episode has very little that varies from the usual "Kolchak" formula. Still, it's mildly interesting and his way to rid the world of this vampire is unique!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episode Rankings Jolly-Jack-Tar
Gil Melle's Theme rgdmalaysia
The Last Episode Was the Worst lenlarga
Disney Remaking 'Night Stalker' Film. Evil-Dead-Girl
The Night Killers - unproduced 3rd TV-movie Richfilmbuff
The intro: lazur-2
Discuss The Vampire (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?