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The Vampire 

Sent to L.A. to interview a controversial guru, Carl instead tries to track down and stop an extremely vicious female vampire, unknowingly unearthed near Vegas by a road construction crew, who may be connected to his first case.


Don Weis


Jeffrey Grant Rice (created by) (as Jeff Rice), David Chase (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Darren McGavin ... Carl Kolchak
Simon Oakland ... Tony Vincenzo
William Daniels ... Police Lt. Jack Matteo
Suzanne Charny Suzanne Charny ... Catherine Rawlins
John Doucette ... Deputy Sample
Jan Murray Jan Murray ... Ichabod Grace
Larry Storch ... Swede
Kathleen Nolan ... Faye Kruger
Milt Kamen Milt Kamen ... Gingrich
Jack Grinnage ... Ron Updyke
Anne Whitfield Anne Whitfield ... Call Girl
Army Archerd ... Man
Selma Archerd Selma Archerd ... Woman
Noel De Souza ... Chandra (as Noel de Souza)
Bill Baldwin ... 1st Reporter


After Kolchak put a stake through the heart of vampire Janos Skorzeny and all his victims were cremated, that was thought to have been the end of the line for the vampire. However, one victim, a call girl named Catherine Rawlins was not found and after a road crew unknowingly freed her she resumes her "career". However, instead of turning tricks she uses her job as a way to meet unsuspecting victims of her own and begins a murderous rampage of her own and eventually makes her way to Los Angeles. Kolchak heads for L.A. to hunt her down and try to stop her before the City of Angels becomes the city of the undead. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Release Date:

4 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house that the real estate agent is showing at the beginning happens to be Ken Franklin's house in the Columbo episode "Murder By The Book." It was also used in Columbo's, "The Most Crucial Game", as well as a number of other Universal productions, including Quincy, M.E., and several Rockford Files episodes. See more »


Carl Kolchak: They should meet my boss. He'd turn Buddha into a chain smoker.
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References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Return To Las Vegas
10 November 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) returns to Las Vegas(the setting of his debut case in "The Night Stalker") to investigate a resurrected vampire, a female victim of original vampire Janos Skorzeny, who has gone back to her old job as female escort, but who also kills anyone she needs to for their blood, including a football player! Carl traces her to her lair, much to the chagrin of local police Lt. Jack Matteo(played by William Daniels). Best episode of the series is quite exciting and action-packed, with a most memorable climax with the fiery cross and a most amusing performance by William Daniels, whose astonishment of Kolchak is quite a sight to see.

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