Cast and Crew: Dan Curtis (Director, Producer); Richard Matheson (Writer); Margaret Hamilton, Al Lewis, John Carradine, Richard Anderson
What It’s About: Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin), forced to leave Las Vegas at the end of The Night Stalker, is in Seattle, trying desperately to sell his book. In a move he will regret later, Vincenzo (Simon Oakland) hires Kolchak to work at his current paper. A strangler has been murdering belly dancers and other night walking women and Kolchak once again follows the case right into its bizarre heart.
Why Watch it Today?: Star Darren McGavin, known most today for his role as the father in A Christmas Story, was born on this date in 1922. While The Night Strangler isn’t quite as good as its immediate predecessor The Night Stalker, it’s a fun continuation of the first film.
No trailer, but the first part of the movie on YouTube: