The Night Stalker

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Overview

Wisecracking reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in Las Vegas. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Kolchak is sure that it is a vampire. He's hot on the trail, but nobody believes him. His editor thinks he's nuts and the police think he's a hindrance in the investigation, so Kolchak takes matters into his own hand.

  1. John Llewellyn Moxey

    Director

  2. Jeffrey Grant Rice

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Darren McGavin

    Darren McGavin

    Carl Kolchak

  2. Carol Lynley

    Carol Lynley

    Gail Foster

  3. Simon Oakland

    Simon Oakland

    Tony Vincenzo

  4. Ralph Meeker

    Ralph Meeker

    Bernie Jenks

  5. Claude Akins

    Claude Akins

    Sheriff Warren A. Butcher

  6. Charles McGraw

    Charles McGraw

    Police Chief Ed Masterson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 14m

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  • January 11, 1972
    Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

7.0
By John Chard

Judge for yourself its believability and then try to tell yourself, wherever you may be, it couldn't happen here.

Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) is a cynical and brusk Los Angeles newspaper reporter who comes to believe the activities of a serial killer are in fact - those of a modern day vampire!

It spawned a sequel and a TV series, such was the impact of this better than average TV horror movie. It's a film of many delights, full of rich and quirky characters, who come to life as the screenplay enjoys toying with audience expectations. Nicely photographed as well, there's a lot of love g... read the rest.

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