The Night Stalker Movie Review Summary

Actors: Darren McGavin, Ralph Meeker, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Claude Akins, Elisha Cook Jr, Barry Atwater

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THE NIGHT STALKER is a TV movie aired in 1972 that remains one of the highest-rated telefilms of all time. Co-written by Richard Matheson.
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Carl Kolchak is a journalist from the Las Vegas Daily News. As a young woman has just been murdered, Kolchak must cover the case. He soon understands that the Vegas authorities don't want him to print the facts in this case because the cause of the girl's death is too strange : she doesn't have a single drop of blood in her corpse anymore. Three new murders of young women happen and the police identifîes the killer as Janos Skorzeny, a Romanian doctor, who seems to leave unsolved murders wherever he goes. Kolchak thinks that Skorzeny could be a vampire but Vegas police and authorities don't want to hear about it. Meanwhile, Skorzeny seems indestructible at night and escapes from the police traps.

74 minutes of sheer pleasure.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Night Stalker

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   thirsty vampires

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Las Vegas Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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