Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 - 1975)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker


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Release Date: 1974

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A dogged Chicago reporter investigated the paranormal (everything from vampires and werewolves to a senator who could transform himself into a vicious dog) while he clashed with his perpetually (and understandably) skeptical editor. A cult favorite for its blend of dark humor and genuine chills, the series was born from two hugely popular TV-movies, `The Night Stalker' and `The Night Strangler,' and was an inspiration for Chris Carter's equally spooky 1990s hit `The X-Files.'

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1974, ABC, 20 episodes

Cast & Crew

Darren McGavin
Carl Kolchak
Simon Oakland
Tony Vincenzo
Jack Grinnage
Ron Updyke
Ruth McDevitt
Emily Cowles

Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 13, 1974
Genre: Horror
Executive Producers: Darren McGavin, Cy Chermak
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