Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

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

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Carl Kolchak is a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Through more accident than design he ends up investigating homicides, many of which involve supernatural forces. Ultimately, rather than reporting on the crimes, he solves them.




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

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19 May 2004 | Sargebri
The Continuing Adventures of Carl Kolchak
After the immense success of the made for t.v. movies "The Night Stalker" and "The Night Strangler", A.B.C. decided to finally make the adventures of everyones' favorite monster hunter Carl Kolchak into a weekly series. Unfortunately, it only lasted one season. Too bad though. This had to be one of the smartest series ever written for television. It was definitely a perfect mix of both horror and comedy as it placed the a regular guy like Kolchak in several unbelievable situations. Kolchak would begin by writing on stories on what he would think would be an ordinary murder and wind up finding the killer is either a werewolf or a vampire. Darrin McGavin was perfect in the role and Simon Oakland was great as his editor Vincenzo. Too bad that this show was up against the juggernaut that was the Friday night line up that was over on N.B.C.. In fact the night that it premiered, Friday September 13, 1974, was also the same night that another smartly written show premiered, "The Rockford Files".

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