Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Night Stalker (1972)

Before there were the X-Files, Carl Kolchak was on the case as a smartallicky reporter tracking the deaths of 5 girls that had been drained of blood in Las Vegas. This made for tv vampire romp offers excellent acting and smart but subtle effects, with Darren McGavin stealing the spotlight in every scene. The audience is left guessing whether the killings are supernatural up until the end, which comes all too quickly in this fast paced but short flick. Followed up by The Night Strangler and Kolchak: The Night Stalker series, each of which come highly recommended!

Rating: 9/10.

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2 comments:

  1. Definitely one of my favorite made for TV flicks ever. With the names Richard Matheson and Darren McGavin attached, it couldn't be bad.

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  2. I cant wait to pick up the series, just waiting for the price to drop!

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