The Night Stalker (1972) 720p YIFY Movie

The Night Stalker (1972)

The Night Stalker is a TV movie starring Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, and Simon Oakland. An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

IMDB: 7.81 Likes

  • Genre: Horror | Mystery
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 623.42M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 74
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 7 / 36

The Synopsis for The Night Stalker (1972) 720p

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 Romanian millionaire? Can he really be a vampire? And can an aging reporter do anything to stop him?

The Director and Players for The Night Stalker (1972) 720p

[Director]John Llewellyn Moxey
[Role:]Carol Lynley
[Role:]Darren McGavin
[Role:]Ralph Meeker
[Role:]Simon Oakland

The Reviews for The Night Stalker (1972) 720p

McGavin, Wild Stories Made This A Fun TV SeriesReviewed byccthemovieman-1Vote: 8/10

For those who remember this television show, re-visiting it on VHS or DVD is a nostalgic experience. Darren McGavin was a likable, funny guy as "Carl Kolchak," a reporter for an independent news service who chases after vampires and assorted weirdos.

In this pilot show, "Kolchak" goes after a vampire in Las Vegas. Ah, a good place for any bloodsucker. Since this was on television back in the early-to-mid '70s, you see a thriller with no gore and no profanity and you also get to see the beautiful Carol Lynley's face again.

Darrin McGavin was an underrated actor, a guy who always seemed to make whatever character he was playing an interesting guy. He was great in this short (2 years, I think) television series.

The only annoying part of the this film and the TV series is all the hostility toward Kolchak, particularly by his loud and obnoxious employer, "Tony Vincenzo," played by Simon Oakland.

Still Great after 30-Plus YearsReviewed bypeter0901Vote: 7/10

This is one of my all-time favorite movies. It had a great plot, good characters ... a reluctant hero and one of the best TV movie villains ever. Of course, you have to have a good villain to make a story work and Janos Skorzeny certainly fits the bill. And Barry Atwater plays Skorzeny with the perfect amount of venom and snarl, not going way over the top, which would have been easy to do.

Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak was also a role he was born to play. The rumpled suit, the trademark straw hat (which he incidentally wore along with a tuxedo to a Dean Martin celebrity roast!), the almost Columbo-like dogged questioning and pursuit. His "High Noon" showdown with Skorzeny was as good as it gets .... no one else was willing or able to take down the bad guy so the character least likely to do it reluctantly decides to save the city from a maniac.

The characters who worked for Las Vegas law enforcement were more interested in protecting their backsides and practicing CYA after being made to look foolish and incompetent by a reporter willing to consider something beyond their imagination. By sending the only people who knew the truth - Kolchak, his girlfriend and his editor, Tony Vincenzo - either out of town or threatening them into silence, the cover-up of the truth was completed.

Persistent rumors exist that there are plans to remake this into a big screen movie .... I hope not, I am having problems imagining contemporary actors who could play these roles better than the original cast.

One of the best made-for-TV movies everReviewed bymr. sardonicusVote: 10/10

The 1970s produced a large volume of made-for-TV movies, and, unlike today, they did not have to be about relevant social topics or preach political correctness. Back then, TV movies could actually be made with no intent other than to entertain--what a decade!

The Night Stalker is one of the very best of these made-for-TV films. Be warned, the production values are not as good as a feature film, but the story, the writing, the acting, and the director's mastery of creepiness make up for any other faults. From McGavin on down the line, the acting is terrific! In fact, Carl Kolchak may be McGavin's finest role. Richard Matheson's writing is up to his usual standards of excellence. Barry Atwater is a great bit of casting as the vampire. If there is one fault, and it has to be laid at the feet of the director, it is the inept use of a stunt man as a substitute for Atwater during the action scenes. In some scenes it is painfully obvious that it is not Atwater; it's a wonder the scenes weren't clipped. But this is the price that is paid for a TV movie with a short shooting schedule. As a whole, The Night Stalker is one of the very best vampire movies ever made. Don't let a few faults deter you from an otherwise classic bit of horror film-making. Remember, this is a TV movie; if you want lots of gore, don't waste your time.

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