I'm not going to disagree all that much as I feel between the two it's 6 of one half a dozen of the other, but here's a few points: I'd agree that Dan Curtis didn't direct the follow up as well as Night Stalker was, but Matherson's original screenplay for Night Strangler is better than his previous adaption. And a better story is a better story, and Night Strangler has a more engaging story. For example the cops aren't cliched cardboard cut outs, they have a much more complex relationship with Kolchak. The vampire angle is clear from the start in Night Stalker and there are no deviations so there's not much to the plot. Night Strangler is a better detective narrative which is the whole point of having a lead character that's a newsman. Also I'd say the scene where Kolchak uses his new girl as bait in Night Strangler is far more suspenseful (very Blow Out-esque) than a few off the cuff remarks by his Las Vegas girlfriend about how she works nights. It's well established that the Night Strangler is now targeting the bellydance bar she works at and they come up with a pretty good excuse for why Kolchak gets loses her, establishing everything with character traits. Night Strangler had a lot more atmosphere in the Seattle Underground and a much more suspenseful plot as the story is more of a mystery and not so predictable. As for humor that really comes down to the viewer. I'm not much of a fan of Matherson's humor in The Raven or The Comedy of Terrors but it all seemed appropriate in Night Strangler. That this is one of Matherson's better comedies is a plus mark in my book. If I have to choose between another vampire flick and a more unique original macabre creation of Matherson... That's an easy choice. Wow, what's with all the squares around here? Rocky Horror is awesome, I saw it several times on VHS in grade school and it blew my mind it was so amazing. It's the role Tim Curry was born to play and is a true love letter to horror and weirdos alike. It's well crafted as it was a smash staged musical for years allowing them to refine it. I saw it live a few times in high school and I've seen it all over Chicago live now. I'd recommend it. I remember I hadn't watched it live for a few years and I had decided to go see it after work one day. I had a really rough week and a really long tough day at work which was going to make it border line if I could make it at all and I was dead tired; but I practically dragged myself in by the collar and it was just a shot in the arm. Even though it was comparatively a low key night it renewed my love of movies. Films like RHPS are what makes me want to continue watching movies. If you love Rocky Horror, you'll be amazed how much you'll love it more live.