Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
Supernatural phenomena, baffling murders and offbeat humor mark this second Night Stalker offering with a great cast and suspense so palpable, it’ll feel like a presence right there in the room with you. Surfacing in Seattle, Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Stalker) uncovers another maddening mystery: Ever 21 years – for the past century – a serial killer commits a spree of murders, drains his victims’ blood and then quietly disappears. But Kolchak is on to this monster and is about to discover a shocking underground lair… an army of rotting corpses… and the ageless madman behind it all. The great Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) produced and directed this highly-rated TV movie written by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend). The stellar cast includes Jo Ann Pflug (Scream of the Wolf), Simon Oakland (Bullitt), Scott Brady (He Walked by Night), Wally Cox (TV’s Mister Peepers), Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz), John Carradine (House of the Long Shadows) and Al Lewis (TV’s The Munsters).
- Brand New 4K Restoration!
- NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
- “Directing ‘The Night Strangler'” Featurette
- Limited Edition Booklet essay by film critic and author Simon Abrams (Blu-ray only)
- Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips
- Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (Blu-ray only)
Color 90 Minutes 1.33:1 Not Rated