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The Night Strangler

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(ABC, 1/16/1973, 90 mins). A monster-chasing reporter finds himself searching Seattle for a killer whose grisly record seems to stretch back more than a century, making an appearance every 21 years. This sequel to “The Night Stalker” (1971) led to the near-cult “Kolchak” series (1974-75) that had Darren McGavin trying week after week to convince Simon Oakland, his skeptical editor, of the most bizarre monster stories. Original title: “The Time Killer.”

Production Companies Dan Curtis Productions, ABC Circle Films. Director Dan Curtis. Producer Dan Curtis. Teleplay Richard Matheson. Based on Characters Created by Jeff Rice. Photography Robert B. Hauser. Music Bob Cobert. Editor Folmar Blangsted. Production Designer Trevor Williams. Associate Producer Robert L. Singer. Monster Makeup William Tuttle.

Cast Darren McGavin (Carl Kolchak), Jo Ann Pflug (Louise Harper), Simon Oakland (Tony Vincenzo), Scott Brady (Capt. Roscoe Schubert), Wally Cox (Titus Berry), Margaret Hamilton (Prof. Hester Crabwell), John Carradine (Llewellyn Crossbinder), Nina Wayne (Charisma Beauty/Gladys Weems), Ivor Francis (Dr. Christopher Webb), Richard Anderson (Dr. Richard Malcolm), Virginia Peters (Wilma Krankheimer), Kate Murtagh (Janie Watkins), Regina Parton (Ethel Parker), Diane Shalet (Joyce Gabriel).

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