DARK INTRUDER (1965)
Article #380 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 3-30-2002
Posting date: 8-23-2002
In 1890, a strange series of murders are being committed. The murderer leaves a small statue at each killing. The police bring in an undercover agent who specializes in cases of the supernatural.
This movie was originally intended as a pilot for a TV series that was never sold. It’s a shame; if the pilot was any indication, it would have made a dandy horror series. It would have been like a horror-oriented “The Wild Wild West,” or possibly “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” set in period times. At any rate, it is loaded with atmosphere, both horrific and period, has some interesting characters, and some interesting surprises in the story. It’s only 59 minutes, but it’s worth a look if you can find it. It features Leslie Nielsen and Werner Klemperer, though you won’t recognize the latter.