The Night Strangler

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The Night Strangler is the sequel to the enormously successful 1972 TV movie The Night Stalker. Darren McGavin returns as seedy reporter Carl Kolchak, who previously ran into conflict when Las Vegas authorities refused to acknowledge Kolchak's uncovering of a modern-day vampire. Now he's in Seattle, on the trail of a mysterious strangler who drains the blood of his victims. Kolchak's quest takes him to a hidden underground city beneath Seattle and the bizarre residents therein. Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz) is seen briefly as an expert on alchemy; John Carradine also makes cameo. The success of this telemovie and its predecessor inspired a brief 1974 TV series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, also starring McGavin.


Critic Reviews for The Night Strangler

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Audience Reviews for The Night Strangler

  • Jan 08, 2011
    A excellent sequel to the thriller "The Night Stalker," which stands as one of the highest rated made-for-TV films ever made. Darren McGavin reprises his newspaper reporter role of Carl Kolchak, in a superb performance. This time tracking a story in Seattle, Washington, where a mysterious nocturnal strangler has been murdering young women, and removing small amounts of blood from the top of there skulls. Good creepy fun, with good supporting performances from Richard Anderson, John Carradine, Wally Cox, and Margaret Hamilton.
    Danny R Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2009
    A very imaginative vampire movie with a creepy and creative, if not utterly fictitious interpretation of the Seattle underground.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2009
    very similar to the night stalker, but with even more outbursts.
    chase _ Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2008
    Great sequel to the first Night Stalker movie.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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