Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Episode 2

The Night Strangler

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 16, 1973 on ABC

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  • The Night Strangler

    magine this scenario, classic horror fans: the novelist who wrote The Last Man On Earth teams up with the producer who created Dark Shadows for a series of television movies involving a pain- in-the- ass, hard-nosed newspaper reporter who covers crimes involving the supernatural. No need to use your imagination, this really happened. The movie The Night Stalker aired on ABC television on January 11, 1972, and featured reporter Carl Kolchak. In this first movie, written by Matheson, and produced by Dan Curtis, who also brought to the small screen the classic Trilogy of Terror, starred actor Darrin McGavin debuting as the character he would later make famous in the movie sequel and television series. http://www.zombielogicblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/zombielogics-incredibly-brief-movie_14.html
  • Investigative reported Carl Kolchak with a penchant for the bizarre, the supernatrual, and the occult, resurfaces again. This time Seattle, Washington is his place and he goes after another serial killer.

    In a follow up to the original 1972 hit TV movie. Our hero Carl Kolchak now works in Seattle, Washington. During this film he find a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde like serial killer lurking in the catacombs of The Seattle Underground. From 1889 to 1973 a serial killer go out for two weeks, strangles the victims and drains the blood in the process. The killings take place every twenty one years through a news historian and much to the chagrin of his cantankerous boss Anthony(Tony) Vincenzo. He also finds out through a college professor about a secret anti-aging elixor. Our killer is a former Union Army Surgeon who uses blood to stop his aging process.

    A great supporting cast in this film is included. Al Lewis(Grandpa Munster), Margeret Hamilton(The Wicked Witch on the Wizard OF Oz), Scott Brady, JoAnne Pflug, Wally Cox(The Voice of Underdog, and his final appearance), Richard Anderson(Oscar Goldman of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman).