Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller


Episode Guide
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) Poster

A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.5/10
3,630

Videos


Photos

  • Darren McGavin in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
  • Fred Beir in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
  • Kathie Browne and Darren McGavin in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
  • Jackie Vernon in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
  • Darren McGavin in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
  • John Dehner and Darren McGavin in Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Creator:

Jeffrey Grant Rice

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


24 August 2003 | BruceCorneil
8
| Definitely deserves a place in TV's "Hall of Fame"
One of my favorite shows back in the '70s. As I recall it went to air on Friday (or possibly Saturday)night on the Nine Network (?) here in Australia. Darren McGavin and Simon Oakland were great together.

Each episode usually reached a climax with Kolchack having to engage in hand to hand combat with some sort of supernatural opponent. To their credit, the writers made a concerted effort to get away from the usual round of vampires and ghosts as much as possible.

I remember one episode in which the adversary was the spirit of an ancient Indian Chief which/who 'came back' as a massive electrical current which started to kill people in a city hospital. The final showdown saw Kolchack trying to short circuit the 'power beast' amidst an explosion of sparks and billowing flames. Oh well .... you had to be there at the time but it was an interesting idea.

McGavin always packed a lot of energy and enthusiasm into his roles and this was one of his best.

Definitely deserves a place in TV's "Hall of Fame". To quote Tony Vincenzo .... 'Kolchack you are ON IT '... Or, in the case of the Hall of Fame,'IN it' !

Critic Reviews



Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including It Chapter Two, "Big Little Lies," Being Frank, and I Am Mother. Presented by Microsoft Surface.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com