Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) is the man. He is the reason we have series like The X-Files and Supernatural. The Night Stalker was a made-for-TV movie that spawned an awesome sequel and one of my favorite series of all time.
The movie is about Kolchak a newspaper reporter who has a sharp personality that has gotten him fired ten times from a host of city newspapers. He then gets a job with a small-time paper in Las Vegas and also gets a the story of his life. He starts to chase down a vampire, which poses many dangers.
The Night Stalker is one of those movies that is campy but it's a grade A vampire story. Nothing like that Twilight stuff, this is a REAL Vampire movie.
Also, for a made-for-TV movie it's actually creepy. McGavin gives one of his best performances and it's a role I always remember him for. Kolchak is awesome.