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Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Night Stalker

Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak is working in Las Vegas when a series of grisly serial killings of young women occur. Looking into the murders, Kolchak soon discovers that the killer has been draining the blood from his victims, and may in fact be a vampire.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x0
Airdate: Tuesday January 11th, 1972
Special Runtime: 90 Minutes

Guest Stars
Stanley AdamsStanley Adams
As Fred Hurley
Larry LinvilleLarry Linville
As Dr. Robert Makurji
Carol LynleyCarol Lynley
As Gail Foster
Ralph MeekerRalph Meeker
As Bernie Jenks
Claude AkinsClaude Akins
As Sheriff Warren A. Butcher
Charles McGrawCharles McGraw
As Police Chief Ed Masterson
Kent SmithKent Smith
As District Attorney Tom Paine
Elisha CookElisha Cook
As Mickey Crawrford
Jordan RhodesJordan Rhodes
As Dr. John O'Brien
Barry AtwaterBarry Atwater
As Janos Skorzeny

Virginia GreggVirginia Gregg
As Mrs. Brandon
Edward FaulknerEdward Faulkner
As Las Vegas Policeman
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Carl Kolchak
Simon OaklandSimon Oakland
As Tony Vincenzo
Episode Notes
Running time w/o commercials: 74 minutes

Episode Quotes
Carl: Chapter One. This is the story behind one of the greatest manhunts in history. Maybe you read about it, or rather what they let you read about it, probably in some minor news item buried somewhere in the back page. However, what happened in that city between May 16th and May 28th of this year was so incredible that to this day the facts have been suppressed in a massive effort to save certain political careers from disaster and law enforcement officials from embarrassment. This will be the last time I will ever discuss these events with anyone, so, when you have finished this bizarre account, judge for yourself its believability, and try to tell yourself, wherever you may be, it couldn't happen here.

Bernie Jenks: Subject: Janos Skorzeny. Born in Craesti, Rumania, 1899. Skorzeny's father died in 1923. He left somewhere between $75 and $100 million. At this time he began to travel, and he became known throughout Eastern Europe as a big lover of nightlife. We don't have a lot more on him before World War II. However, Scotland Yard reports he showed up in England just in time for the German blitz.. While in England, he passed himself off as Dr. Paul Belasco, specialist in hematology research. His work involved freshly killed air raid victims from various London emergency rooms. As a matter of fact, at his residence in Shafto Court, he installed several kinds of sumps, tubs, and an extremely large commercial meat freezer. And in 1948, he turned up in Canada, still as Dr. Belasco. Further checking made his presence known in almost every place along the U.S.-Canadian border where rioting and violence and a number of dead bodies were found. We believe he left Canada for Vegas in April 19th under the name of Detective Constable Alan Hensley. Now because of his British citizenship, he is an international fugitive. Skorzeny's travels have always been accompanied by a number of unexplained killings, many of which have one thing in common: a massive loss of blood.

Carl: Don't look now, baby, but Kolchak's coming back in style.

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CreatorJeff Rice
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