The night strangler 1973 darren mcgavin john carradine. The night stalker 1972 had been a ratings phenomenon. Darren mcgavin stars as a reporter who investigates mysterious crimes. The night stalker season 1 now on your favorite device. The night stalker season 0, episode 2 the night strangler. A vampire stalks las vegas by night, and only a reporter believes that he is anything other then a serial killer. With that being said, there is virtually no blood and no practical effects. The night strangler 1973 tv movie region 2 pal import. This two sided dvd plays well on cheaper dvd players but did skip on the night strangler during the last 10 minutes of the movie but, played perfectly on my computers and higher end dvd unit. A serial killer is on the loose in seattle, a killer who drains small amounts of blood from the women he strangles. Night of the strangler 1975 a mystery lurks within the night of the strangler, a lowbudget thriller directed by joy n.
The night stalker season 0, episode 1 the night stalker. The night strangler is a 1973 television movie and the sequel to 1972s the night stalker. The night stalker was created by jeff rice this episode is included on disc one of the classic television. Complete series season 1 6 dvd, 20disc box set sealed new. The series was preceded by the two television movies, the night stalker 1972 and the night strangler 1973. The film stars micky dolenz in his natural postseason two of the monkees pseudoafro. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Like its predecessor, the night strangler garnered strong ratings, and a third movie, the night killers, was planned for broadcast in 1974, but instead evolved in to the tv series, kolchak.
Buy the night strangler 1973 tv movie region 2 pal import, plays in english without subtitles from amazons movies store. The news agency that carl kolchak worked for was the independent news service located in chicago, illinois. See more ideas about darren mcgavin, night and classic tv. A series of apparent suicides among highsociety matrons coincides with a bizarre jewel theft by a towering indian who mysteriously disappears when cornered. The basic characters and elements are the same between the two, but the setting has been changed from seattle, washington to chicago, illinois. Mcgavin reprised his role as grizzled journalist carl kolchak, whose beat for the ins, a chicagobased news service brought him into contact with werewolves, zombies, headless. But for me, he will always be, first and foremost, karl kolchak, the night stalker. Tony vincenzo simon oakland kolchaks bellicose editor, and one of the only. Night of the strangler dvd, 2015 for sale online ebay. Richard mathesons teleplay, about a hildy johnsonesque reporter, carl kolchak darren mcgavin, hot on the trail of an agesold vampire stalking the streets of modernday las vegas, earned an incredible 54 share on a 33. The tv show relocated kolchak to chicago, where he worked for the independent news service. Although the series only lasted a single season, it remains popular in syndication. Her older brother dan james ralston isnt too happy but he goes balistic when he learns that shes also pregnant with a black mans baby.
Overall,night of the strangler is a fun film for what it is. These often involved the supernatural or science fiction. The series was preceded by two television movies, the night stalker 1972 and the night strangler 1973. It featured a fictional chicago wire service reportercarl kolchak, played by darren mcgavinwho investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. Season of the witch 1972 black sunday 1977 supermarkt 1974. I uploaded what i thought was the night strangler 1973, but actually it it completely different movie. The success of this telemovie and its predecessor inspired a brief 1974 tv series, kolchak. The night stalker dvd collection this episode takes place following the events of the 1973 telemovie, the night strangler. Houck and his howco company also paired strangler with two of their earlier flicks, women and bloody terror 1969 and night of bloody horror 1969.
Associates programme, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to. The night strangler film wikimili, the free encyclopedia. It stars darren mcgavin reprising his role as investigative reporter carl kolchak who relocates from las vegas. The night strangler is a television film which first aired on abc on january 16, 1973, as a sequel to the night stalker the night strangler proved almost as popular as its predecessor garnering strong ratings and eventually prompting abc to order a tv series neither writer richard matheson nor producerdirector dan curtis was involved in the tv series. The night strangler tv database wiki fandom powered by.
Kolchak stalking the night again with a pair of 4k remastered blurays. The night stalkerthe night strangler 1972, 1973 blu. This film is just as relevant now as it was in 1972. Although the series lasted only a single season, it rapidly achieved cult status and has remained very popular in syndication. It stars darren mcgavin reprising his role as investigative reporter carl kolchak who relocates from las vegas, nevada to seattle, washington on the trail of a mysterious killer who has been strangling young women. The night stalker is a 45 minute dramafantasyhorrorscience fiction starring darren mcgavin as carl kolchak, simon oakland as tony vincenzo and ruth mcdevitt as emily cowles.
Houcks odd take on racial intolerance with night of the strangler, on dvd from vinegar syndrome. A serial killer who preys on women haunts chicago, and kolchak comes to believe that the killer is the original jack the ripper, a seemingly immortal killer who. Finally, the film does have several on screen kills that are rather lackluster but what you would come to expect from a film that is not a horror flick. Released 1972, night of the strangler stars micky dolenz, james ralston, michael anthony, chuck patterson the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 28 min, and received a score of out of 100 on. Despite garnering theatrical play in 1972, the movie wasnt submitted for an mpaa rating till 1973 when it was christened as night of the strangler, its final appellation.
The night stalker is a television film which aired on abc on january 11, 1972 as their abc movie of the week. The story contains plenty of murders committed by plenty of methods gunshot, drowning, stabbing, snakebite, and poisontipped arrow all make grisly appearances. It is often cited as the inspiration for the popular series the xfiles. The night stalker series originated as two highly successful made for tv movies, the night stalker 1972 and the night strangler 1973 both starring darren mcgavin. The night stalker had a spinoff series titled, the night stalker 2005 since the character, carl kolchak was used on that series. Enjoy a rich lineup of tv shows and movies included with your prime membership.
The film centers around racism in 1972 new orleans, with micky as vance, the. A lyricist and vocalist are both credited, but no songs are present in known prints of the film. The night stalker is a television film which aired on abc on january 11, 1972. The night stalker tv series the first movie is the night stalker 1972 which was the primary inspiration for the xfiles, one of the most successful and longrunning scifi tv shows, of. Darren mcgavin creates one of the great tv characters in reporter carl kolchak.
The night strangler is a television film which first aired on abc on january 16, 1973, as a sequel to the night stalker. The kolchak character was tailor made for mcgavin as the night stalker 1972 dvd and the night strangler 1973 dvd. The night stalker is the second movie on what is to become kolchak. The night stalker tv series the first movie is the night stalker 1972 which was the primary inspiration for the xfiles, one of the most successful and longrunning scifi tv shows, of whose subjects were aliens, supernatural and paranormal. In it an investigative reporter, played by darren mcgavin, comes to suspect that a serial killer in the las vegas area is in fact a vampire. Darren mcgavin returns as seedy reporter carl kolchak, who previously ran into conflict when las. The night stalker first aired january 11, 1972, and garnered the highest. The night stalkerthe night strangler double feature. The night stalker was a television spinoff of two madefortv movies in the early 1970s that featured reporter carl kolchak. The second television film, the night strangler, was also turned into a novel. Night of the strangler was filmed in new orleans in 1972. The night stalker and the night strangler are a must buy for the carl kolchak fans. Mcgavin i cant hear you scream full episode duration.
The night stalker dvd and the night strangler dvd are two of the very best made for tv horror films that dan curtice produced and directed. Night of the strangler is a 1972 american blaxploitation mystery film directed by joy n. The night stalker dvd and the night strangler dvd are fantastic made for tv horror. A second kolchak movie was created, and broadcast in 1973, the night strangler. The night of the strangler 1972 out of 4 a woman starts off a wave of murders when she returns home to announce that shes getting married. Although the series lasted only a single season, it rapidly achieved cult status and has. The night stalker 1972 and the night strangler 1973. The night stalker is an american television series that aired on abc during the 19741975 season. Before the xfiles became the defining genre show of the nineties, there was kolchak. The night strangler is the sequel to the enormously successful 1972 tv movie.
New castle after dark presents the night strangler youtube. Night strangler, the headhunters horror house wiki. Night of the strangler 1972 a man and a priest investigate a mysterious murder in new orleans. The night stalker is an american television series that aired between it featured a fictional chicago newspaper reporter carl kolchak, wh. The series premiered on tue jan 11, 1972 on abc us and the sentry s01e20 last aired on fri mar 28, 1975.423 4 1450 316 1285 1239 310 758 175 146 971 335 80 680 402 20 534 776 149 1500 1415 671 830 1062 698 1222 1419 537 1440 1170 261