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The Nightstalker
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Running Time
74 min (NTSC) (SP)
Original Title / Year
The Night Stalker (1972)
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Carl Kolchak is a newspaper reporter with an abrasive personality that has gotten him fired ten times from various big-city papers. Now he's reduced to reporting for a relatively small-time paper in Las Vegas. It's here he gets the story of his life. But will the local sheriff, or the D.A., or even his own boss, let him print it? He has an ally in the FBI agent brought in to investigate this strange case. It seems someone is biting the necks of young girls and draining their blood. Can this killer with supernormal powers really be a 70-year-old Rumanian millionaire? Can he really be a vampire? And can an aging reporter do anything to stop him?

Airdate: January 11, 1972

Network: ABC

ABC had a ratings winner in January 1972 with the ABC Movie of the Week . Originally title The Night Stalker , Magnetic Video, who had leased the ABC library of films, combined the title as simply The Nightstalker for its vhs debut in 1980.

A sequel, The Night Strangler , followed in 1973 and was as successful. This led to a shortlived series in 1974 that has gained a huge cult following.