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The Night Strangler (1973)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 16 January 1973
A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

Richard Matheson, Jeffrey Grant Rice ("The Night Strangler" based on some characters created by) (as Jeff Rice)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren McGavin ... Carl Kolchak (as Darren Mc Gavin)
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 Nina Wayne ... Charisma Beauty
Virginia Peters Virginia Peters ... Wilma Krankheimer
Kate Murtagh ... Janie Watkins
Ivor Francis ... Dr. Webb
Diane Shalet Diane Shalet ... Joyce Gabriel
Anne Randall ... Policewoman Sheila
Francoise Birnheim Francoise Birnheim ... Restaurant Woman
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Storyline

Reporter Carl Kolchak is now in Seattle, Washington, trying to solve the mystery of several strangulations that recur every few years where the victims are drained of blood in this second made for TV pilot. Written by Humberto Amador

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time Killer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A planned third installment in the franchise, 'The Night Killers' was scripted, but ABC opted to develop the TV series instead of continuing the films. The plot had Tony Vincenzo hiring Kolchak to work for him in Honolulu. Whilst there, Kolchak discovers a cover-up involving UFOs, a nuclear power plant and important people being murdered and replaced by androids. See more »

Goofs

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

Dr. Richard Malcolm: What's a few lives compared to immortality, Mr. Kolchak?
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Connections

Remade as Night Stalker: Timeless (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

My Blue Heaven
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
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DEFINITELY BETTER THAN THE FIRST!
4 June 2000 | by movieboy-12See all my reviews

I love this movie! It's better, sexier, and even more scary than the original "The Night Stalker". I know sequels degrade the first films, but this is the best sequel besides "Scream 2" and "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3" that I have ever seen.

I love this movie and give it **** stars. SEE IT!


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