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 ...
1st Reporter


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 »


Carl Kolchak: They should meet my boss. He'd turn Buddha into a chain smoker.
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References The Night Stalker (1972) See more »

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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!

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