The Night Strangler
Night strangler title
Season 0, Episode 2
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Air date January 16,1973
Written by Richard Matheson
Directed by Dan Curtis
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The Night Strangler is a made for television movie starring Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland and Jo Ann Pflug. Following the huge ratings success of The Night Stalker ABC commissioned a second television movie about the adventures of Carl Kolchak. This time the story is set in Seattle as Kolchak investigates a series of mysterious murders that happen exactly 21 years apart. The Night Strangler first aired January 16, 1973 on the ABC television network.

Production Edit

  • Written by: Richard Matheson
  • Directed by: Dan Curtis
  • Music by: Bob Corbet
  • Producer: Dan Curtis
  • Editor: Folmar Blangsted
  • Cinematography: Robert B. Hauser
  • Running time: 74 minutes

Cast Edit

  • Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak
  • Jo Ann Pflug as Louise Harper
  • Simon Oakland as Tony Vincenzo
  • Scott Brady as Capt. Schubert
  • Wally Cox as Titus Berry
  • Margaret Hamilton as Prof. Crabwell
  • John Carradine as Llewellyn Crossbinder
  • Al Lewis as Tramp
  • Nina Wayne as Charisma Beauty
  • Virginia Peters as Wilma Krankheimer
  • Kate Murtagh as Janie Watkins
  • Ivor Francis as Dr. Webb
  • Diane Shalet as Joyce Gabriel
  • Anne Randall as Policewoman Sheila
  • Francoise Bimheim as Restaurant Woman
  • Richard Anderson as Dr. Richard Malcolm