McCloud (1970–1977)
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McCloud Meets Dracula 

While trying to get on a squad tracking down a sniper (which he ultimately does, by accident), McCloud happens onto a series of murder scenes where the victims' blood was drained from them ... See full summary »


Bruce Kessler


Herman Miller (creator), Glen A. Larson


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Weaver ... Sam McCloud
J.D. Cannon ... Chief Peter Clifford
Terry Carter ... Sgt. Joe Broadhurst
John Carradine ... Loren Belasco
Diana Muldaur ... Chris Coughlin
Michael Sacks ... Dr. Harvey Pollick
Ken Lynch ... Sergeant Grover
Ken Scott ... Detective Polk
John Finnegan ... 1st Officer (as J.P. Finnegan)
Carole Mallory ... 2nd Girl
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Reporter
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Coroner
Tom Snyder ... Tom Snyder
Gino Ardito Gino Ardito ... Cop
Bobbie Mitchell ... Angie


While trying to get on a squad tracking down a sniper (which he ultimately does, by accident), McCloud happens onto a series of murder scenes where the victims' blood was drained from them through bite marks in the neck, leading him to a retired horror-film actor who seems to live as Dracula. Written by Peter Harris

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17 April 1977 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Carradine who portrays retired horror movie actor Loren Belasco in this episode about vampires actually played Count Dracula in the classic horror films House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula. See more »


When Tom Snyder introduces Chris Coughlan he calls her "Christopher" Coughlan. See more »


Sam McCloud: [referring to Morris the butler] I've been around dead cats that make more noise than he does.
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Features House of Dracula (1945) See more »

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With apologies to Mr. Barlow
29 March 2016 | by stones78See all my reviews

This final episode of "McCloud" was more entertaining than creepy, although the creepiest character was Morris the butler, played by Reggie Nalder. In 1979, Nalder portrayed the infamous vampire Mr. Barlow, from the equally infamous "Salem's Lot", which is still the best/scariest vampire film I've ever seen. Back to this story, the familiar faces include Ken Lynch, Diana Muldaur, John Finnegan, J.D. Cannon, and quirky performances by Tom Snyder, and especially John Carradine; their interview together is rather interesting and fun. I'll do my best not to spoil too much, as I'll give some positive and negative aspects. Let's get the minuses out of the way first; right off the bat, I thought Belasco(Carradine)could've shown his fangs at least ONCE, but he never does, so he really just looks like a tired old man. I wasn't crazy about how he runs from the police, considering vampires are supposed to float/fly. When he enters and kills a female victim in her apartment, I don't recall him being invited in, so I'll chalk that up to lazy writing. Lastly, I thought Muldaur was only average, and slowed the episode down a bit. Regarding the positives, Belasco's abode was done fairly well, with candles and an eerie dark room where the coffin rests. For those paying real close attention, one of the props in the house is a painting, and if you watch the Night Gallery, you may notice the same painting from a segment titled, "With Apologies to Mr. Hyde". Even though I complained above about a "running" vampire, I did like how he climbed up a bridge before the final scene, which I won't ruin for you, but I like how it's left ambiguous. Nalder was the best aspect of this episode though, and in 1979, he was the scariest vampire ever to appear on film. If you're a fan of 1970's vampires, you probably won't be too disappointed, although I felt a bit more meat could've been added to the bone.

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