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The Night Strangler

1973 1h 14m Horror List
100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 86% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Reporter Kolchak (Darren McGavin) searches Seattle for a killer who seems to be strangling his victims every 20 years and taking a little of their blood. Read More Read Less

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Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 3/5 Oct 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 29, 2005 Full Review Jon Niccum Lawrence Journal-World Interesting spin on the Jack the Ripper legend Rated: 3/5 Jun 7, 2003 Full Review Beth Accomando KPBS.org Darren McGavin creates one of the great TV characters in reporter Carl Kolchak. Rated: 4/5 Mar 13, 2003 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Great sequel to The Night Stalker Rated: 4/5 Dec 4, 2002 Full Review Jeffrey Westhoff Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) Rated: 3/5 Jul 26, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tim O Loved Kolchak back in the 70s. Still enjoy rewatching 'em. I'd like to think they could be reworked and brought back - but looking at the damage they do these day's, 're-imaging' solid original material, I guess they're better left intact in the form Darren McGaven originally delivered them in... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review CodyZamboni Worthy sequel to The Night Stalker, helmed by veterans Dan Curtis and Richard Matheson. More comic scenes this time, but still retains the creepy, eeire vibe in this tale of a killer seeking immortality. I like how Kolchak undercovers clues thru hard nosed research, and bending the rules to get information. I also enjoyed Kolchak's new hot belly dancing sidekick well played by Joann Pflug. The sequences in the Seattle underground city also add to the suspense factor. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review George A Amazing sequel to "The Night Stalker" and a must-see for all fans of the Kolchak TV series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/06/21 Full Review johnathon w Solid sequel to the classic "The Night Stalker", that suffers from repeating the beats of the first movie (like most sequels) but still manages enough horror & humor for a fun viewing. Darren McGavin remains perfection as Karl Kolchak, a talented reporter when not tripping over his own ego. This time, he plays Kolchak more for laughs but also a man now aware of the supernatural, thus when clues to the strangler start pointing that way, Kolchak doesn't hesitate to look. Behind the camera, Dan Curtis does solid job continuing the story, with more humor this time while Richard Matheson's script is just as sharp & funny. The downside is that it follows too many of the beats of the original, along with a rather anti-climatic ending. Overall, still fun viewing for Kolchak fans, thus a must for any true horror fan. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Almost as scary as the Night Stalker....the villain in Night Strangler can actually speak! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Another solid outing with Kolchack. This time he's tracking down a.. zombie? ghoul? immortal? I don't know what it was, but it's a fun hunt. The interplay between McGavin and his editor is what makes this series soo engaging. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/29/19 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Reporter Kolchak (Darren McGavin) searches Seattle for a killer who seems to be strangling his victims every 20 years and taking a little of their blood.
Director
Dan Curtis
Producer
Dan Curtis
Screenwriter
Richard Matheson
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 14m