This remake of the 1972 tv movieturnedseries followed a journalist who tracks a serial killer into the world of the. Hes first seen trying to cut through a chainlink fence to steal scrap that he can sell for pocket money. Darrin mcgavin, scatman crothers, james gregory, phil silvers, eric braeden, tom skerritt, allen baron. Directed by john llewellyn moxey and produced by dan curtis, best known at the time for dark shadows, the night stalker became abcs highest rated original tv movie and the most widely viewed tv movie to date. The night stalker movie official description, according to lifetime this thriller tells the story of kit, an attorney who travels to san quentin on an impossible mission to clear the name of a death row inmate in texas someone she believes has been. The series was preceded by two tv movies, the night stalker and the night strangler, both written by. Nightcrawler is a 2014 american neonoir thriller film written and directed by dan gilroy in his feature directorial debut. Dubbed the night stalker, richard ramirez was an american serial killer who broke into california homes, raping and torturing more than 25 victims and killing at least over a twoyear rampage. Released 2014, mischief night stars brooke anne smith, marc valera, nikki limo, matt angel the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 28 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. The night stalker is a television film which aired on abc on january 11, 1972 as their abc movie of the week.
It makes sense that the mouse house would recruit the writerdirector of such cult hits as shaun of the dead, hot fuzz, and scott pilgrim vs. The 1973 novel renamed the night stalker wasnt published until after the tv movie had already aired, and was delayed. Jan 01, 2012 edgar wright to direct johnny depp in the night stalker feb 22, 2012. The television show was created after a movie called the night stalker was a big ratings hit. When lou bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of l. Annalynne mccord of dallas fame talking on her cell phone at night by a pool as she removes her wrap to reveal her body in a bikini and then getting into a spa and reading a script as she senses someone is watching her.
Apr 25, 2014 kolchak, the night stalker intro the intro to the night stalker series, season one, 1974. The night stalker aired on abc for a single season in 1974 1975. The night stalker is coming to us on lifetime on sunday june 12 at 9 p. The night stalker 1972 01111972 us mystery, horror, thriller, tv movie 1h 14m user score. New castle after dark presents the night stalker youtube. And it just so happens that over two years ago, wright was attached to direct an adaptation of the night stalker, the abc madefortv film and eventual series that followed the. This remake of the 1972 tv movie turnedseries followed a journalist who tracks a serial killer into the world of the.
It featured a fictional chicago wire service reportercarl kolchak, played by darren mcgavinwho investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. Dubbed the night stalker by the news media, ramirez was one of the most vicious killers in u. Jun 10, 2016 the night stalker is coming to us on lifetime on sunday june 12 at 9 p. Stalker is an upcoming american drama television series about detectives who investigate stalking incidents including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation for the threat.
Stalker is an upcoming american drama television series about detectives who investigate stalking incidents includin. This movie is so good its easy to forget that it was a madefortv movie. Kit has her own demons to live with and the interview scenes between kit and the shackled richard ramirez lou diamond phillips are worth watching the film if for nothing else. The night stalker is an american television series dealing with the themes of the supernatural, monsters, aliens and strange happenings. The night stalker news, posters, trailers, images, cast and plot.
The night stalker, a 1974 television series based on the movie, starring darren mcgavin. The night stalker tv series starring darren mcgavin. The night stalker is a 2016 film directed by megan griffiths based on the life of richard ramirez. Edgar wright is the man disney has selected for the night stalker job. After antman departure, edgar wright may move to night. Edgar wrights night stalker reboot with johnny depp may be. Read the nightcrawler script, written by dan gilroy.
The night stalker 2016 bellamy young, lou diamond phillips. One night as lena is walking home from a volleyball game, she begins to realise, that someone is following her. The night stalker 2016 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. The night stalker 2016 an attorney bellamy young tries to get convicted serial killer richard ramirez lou diamond phillips to confess to crimes attributed to a death row inmate. A common theme in the film is the symbiotic relationship between unethical journalism and. The night stalker, a 1972 madefortelevision movie starring darren mcgavin kolchak.
The night stalker 2014 upcoming movies movie database. Jake gyllenhaal stars as lou bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the highspeed world of l. Dubbed the night stalker by the news media, ramirez was one of. The real name of the night stalker is richard ramirez and he terrorized californians during a brutal spree of violence through the spring and summer months of. With claudia aerni, dar dixon, matthias fluckiger, olivia lina gasche.
His editor thinks hes nuts and the police think hes a hindrance in the investigation, so kolchak takes matters into his own hand. With maya kazan, keenan mitchell, michelle dickie, michael dickie. Following two tv movies 1972s the night stalker and 1973s the night strangler, kolchak. Everything you need to know about the night stalker movie. How richard ramirez became known as the night stalker. The night stalker does that job ably while simultaneously exploring the mans biography, in interviewflashback sequences informed by philip carlos biography. The conjuring the wrong house sitter escaping my stalker if you have an entertainment scoop or a story for us, please reach out to us on 323 4217515. An account of serial killer richard ramirez and his rampage in california during the mid1980s. Darren mcgavin in the night stalker 1972 the night stalker 1972 darren mcgavin in the. Bodies stack high when a group of hooligans break into a tiny unassuming grocery store and end up the newest victims of a family of depraved and sadistic serial killers.
Catch sinister stalker on lifetime movie network at 8 pm est on january 31, 2020. One of the first tv movies that i can recall enjoying is a vampire thriller from more than 40 years ago. The night stalker 2016 bellamy young, lou diamond phillips, louis herthum. Jun, 2016 the night stalker does that job ably while simultaneously exploring the mans biography, in interviewflashback sequences informed by philip carlos biography. The fictional drama occurs as kit is reliving her own teen years while the night stalker is all over the news during his late evening robbery, rape and vicious murder spree. There are many elements of the book that did not make it in too the movie. Some people think that woodward and bernstein define the modern journalist. On school nights, our parents didnt let us watch tv until after wed taken a bath, and we both wanted to get into and out of the bathroom in time for kolchak. Nightstalker, a 2002 horror film directed by chris. Playing at the 42nd annual seattle international film festival. Johnny depp stars as carl kolchak, the intrepid reporter whose. Lou diamond phillips brooding intensity as serial killer richard ramirez will draw you in and have you locking your back windows when its. Johnny depp stars as carl kolchak, the intrepid reporter whose unconfirmed encounters with supernatural beings has made everyone, including his editor, a skeptic in this remake of the kolchak.
The movie did so well, in fact, that it was released as a theatrical vehicle abroad. These elements add to the book and to the character of kolchak. Edgar wright to direct johnny depp in the night stalker feb 22, 2012. All articles with unsourced statements articles with unsourced statements from december 2014. In it an investigative reporter, played by darren mcgavin, comes to suspect that a serial killer in the las vegas area is in fact a vampire. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Night stalker is a television series that ran for six weeks in fall 2005 on abc in america. Night stalker, a 2005 remake of the original kolchak series. The night stalker, a 1987 horror film starring charles napier. Nightstalker is a 2002 american film directed by chris fisher about richard ramirez. Mischief night 2014 stream and watch online moviefone.
With bellamy young, lou diamond phillips, louis herthum, annalisa cochrane. When louis bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of l. The night stalker is a 2016 american dramatic film about the serial killer richard ramirez. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, lou muscles into the cutthroat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Like drive, it could be described as the best picture michael mann never made. Jun, 2016 the real name of the night stalker is richard ramirez and he terrorized californians during a brutal spree of violence through the spring and summer months of 1985, as reported by cnn. An industry report speculates that after his falling out with marvel, director edgar wrights next project could be a remake of kolchak.
Wisecracking reporter carl kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in las vegas. While driving late at night, he happens upon cameramen filming a car wreck. Johnny depp stars as carl kolchak, the intrepid reporter whose unconfirmed encounters with supernatural beings has made everyone, including his editor, a skeptic in. The night stalker aired on abc on january 11, 1972. It featured a fictional chicago wire service repor. The night stalker still chilling 42 years later wtvb. The night stalker, a 1972 madefortelevision movie starring darren mcgavin.
The films director edgar wright last directed baby driver and the worlds end. A common theme in the film is the symbiotic relationship between unethical journalism and consumer demand. With jake gyllenhaal, rene russo, bill paxton, riz ahmed. There had already been a lineage of slasher and serial killer movies, from psycho to halloween and beyond, by the time ramirez entered the. A solid horror thriller for a tv movie and a strong characterization from christmas story dad, mcgavin as kolchak. Aiding him in his effort is nina, a tvnews veteran. Feb 22, 2012 edgar wright is the man disney has selected for the night stalker job.
On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. These often involved the supernatural or science fiction. Night stalker is darker, with less emphasis on humor though laughs are had. Due to her painful past as a sexual abused girl, she begins to fear that her punisher might return after so many years. A look at the the night stalker behindthescenes crew and production team. Starring the late character actor darren mcgavin who will be forever remembered as the dad from a christmas story, the show followed newspaper reporter carl kolchak as he investigated mysterious crimes which often involved supernatural.
High resolution official theatrical movie poster for the night stalker 1987. Having seen the tv movie many times i had to read the book. Kolchak spends his time investigating other strange murders, believing they are. Nightcrawler is a 2014 american thriller film written and directed by dan gilroy. The night stalker 1972 by michael arruda today we look at memorable quotes from one of my favorite horror movies from the 1970s, the night stalker 1972 starring darren mcgavin in the role that most of us consider to be his signature role, the inexorable reporter carl kolchak.
Ramirez is featured in the fifth and ninth seasons of the fx horror anthology series, firstly being portrayed by anthony ruivivar and then later by zach villa. The night stalker is an american television series that aired on abc during the 19741975 season. Richard ramirez was an american serial killer who broke into california homes, raping and torturing more than 25 victims and killing at least over a twoyear rampage. The night stalker and it featured one of my favorite actors, darren mcgavin. Karl kolchak is a reporter who covers crime stories. It was nominated for two fangoria chainsaw awards cast. Local filmmaker megan griffiths, whose films typically tend to skew a little darker eden, the night stalker, sadie, made this tale of love and friendship in 2014. It was directed by megan griffiths, who wrote the screenplay, and stars lou diamond phillips, bellamy young, chelle sherrill, and benjamin barrett. Edgar wright to direct johnny depp in night stalker reboot. May 27, 2014 following two tv movies 1972s the night stalker and 1973s the night strangler, kolchak.
The film was produced by alisa tager and matthew brady plot. Darren mcgavin, carol lynley, simon oakland, claude akins and. The night stalker tv series that lasted one season 197475 and another revival as simply night stalker in 2005 that lasted only 10 episodes. Mention the night stalker to friends and youll either receive a blank. The night stalker still chilling 42 years later wtaq. Jun 09, 2016 the night stalker movie official description, according to lifetime this thriller tells the story of kit, an attorney who travels to san quentin on an impossible mission to clear the name of a death row inmate in texas someone she believes has been wrongly accused of murders actually perpetrated by ramirez. The movies hero, lou bloom jake gyllenhaal, is a man living on the fringes. The series starred stuart townsend as carl kolchak, an investigative reporter whose wife was murdered. Today we look at memorable quotes from one of my favorite horror movies from the 1970s, the night stalker 1972 starring darren mcgavin in the role that most of us consider to be his signature role, the inexorable reporter carl kolchak. The night stalker 2014 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. The night stalker stars darren mcgavin as a reporter named carl kolchak whose job is to. Stream these romantic comedies for a heartwarming movie night.
Bolstered by a teleplay by the great richard matheson twilight zone, produced by the man who brought us the classic dark shadows and stocked to the gills with great acting its a television chiller which. However, the original television movie that launched the series is still as chilling today as ever. While the night stalkers budget doesnt afford it the slickness of american crime story, the. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. It has thrills, it has chills and it earned the highestever ratings for a tv. Night stalker was a ratings giant, capturing for then a record viewing audience 54 share. Directed by mike anderson, ryan dickie, abigail horton. The night stalker is a television film which aired on abc on january 11, 1972 as their abc.1517 1526 1459 1013 1361 1073 1364 943 871 439 1369 882 631 1393 834 222 1509 1435 636 1332 537 260 613 824 1036 802 676 1305 1259 1540 1165 351 296 776 261 793 323 1171 1059 1262 703 1017 840 28