TV Movie | Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.
Northwest author Bill Speidel ("You Can't Eat Mount Rainier") appears as himself onstage in the Blue Banjo nightclub in Seattle. The Blue Banjo was the headquarters and starting point for the famous Underground Seattle tour.
I'm sorry, Captain Schubert is very busy, you can't go in there.
Carl Kolchak: Yeah, well, I gotta see him.
Policewoman Sheila: I said you cannot go in there!
Carl Kolchak: I'm going in there, sweetheart.
Capt. Schubert: What's going on here?
Policewoman Sheila: I told him you were busy, sir.
Carl Kolchak: I've been trying to see you since 1:30 ...
Researcher Wally Cox traces the Night Strangler all the way back to the 1870s. All of the old news paper headlines report a murder in "Pioneer Square". This name wasn't adopted until 1970 to replace the original name of the neighborhood, "Skid Row".
The 90 minute alternate version is available on the Anchor Bay VHS "Collector's Edition" released in 1999. The run time on the back of the box is listed as "74 minutes," but the film actually clocks in at 90 minutes.