First Aired: 2002
I had not really heard of The Chronicle – a series about tabloid reporters whose stories turn out to be rather real and thus owing a debt to Kolchak - and was given this taped episode to watch.
I was struck by the odd, almost surrealist, timbre of the episode and so it came as little surprise to discover it was written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, the brains behind the Middleman. Let us start at the beginning…
|Jon Polito as Donald|
|three years old Tucker|
Meanwhile Grace goes to see the bum who spotted the vampire. She persuades him to take her to the sewers where, the bum says, the vampire lives because of the rats – he uses them as a food source. Tucker and Wes go to the room and see the fan leave, headed away from the ceremony with a steel suitcase. They follow as he heads over the ballroom but he hears them and fires a crossbow at them.
|burnt by a cross|
A strange and bizarre episode but it works as a stand alone and is great fun. 6.5 out of 10.
The episode’s imdb page is here.