January 21st, 2015

Night Stalker

Kolchak Reviewed: The Night Stalker tv movie (pI of II)

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Kolchak, The Night Stalker
The Night Stalker” tv movie
(1972)

Starring: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker
Writers: Jeffrey Grant Rice, Max Hodge, Richard Matheson
DIR: John Llewellyn Moxey

Blurb: … Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak’s outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water… with a modern-day vampire!

My Blurb: Uh, “modern-day” being circa 1972 of course. Before we even start, I want to give a kudo to Darren McGavin, whose Kolchak is sardonic and amusing and bumbling and brave and kind of a jerk, but you’re on his side anyway because Darren keeps him on the right side of charming to smooth over his less complimentary edges. I absolutely love him in this iconic role as the predecessor to Fox Mulder and his ilk.


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Night Stalker

Kolchak reviewed: The Night Stalker tv movie (pII of II)

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Scene 34: Later that night, Kolchak is once again tooling down the strip and listening to the police scanner. A radio call goes out that Janos has been spotted - identity confirmed - in a green un-paneled station wagon. Kolchak makes an illegally sharp turn to rush to the scene.

The police in the meantime are trying to set up a road block, while Kolchak continues trying to run people off the road. Janos finds his car blocked in by the traffic officers. But, that still leaves the issue of his strength, which he puts to good use.
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