Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1972) + The Night Strangler (1973)
2xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover | 01:14:30 + 01:29:55 | 4,25 Gb + 4,11 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror
First came The Night Stalker - a TV movie penned by Richard Matheson (of Duel fame - and much more!). The character of Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin), a lovable but wisecracking reporter who is investigating a string of grizzly murders in Las Vegas. The victims are drained of blood - which as we all know - means a vampire! Constantly confounded by the authorities, who are more interested in hushing the incidents than in finding the perpetrator, Kolchak goes on the trail himself! Then we have the pilot for the eventual TV series - The Night Strangler. Now in Seattle, Washington, Carl is attempting to solve the mystery of serial killer strangulations that recur like clockwork every few decades. And why are the female victims all drained of blood? This is classic television and has a cult following around the block. The later stories in the series are wonderfully exciting and Kolchak's character immensely endearing.