|release date||November 30 1973|
|director||Jeffrey Grant Rice, Allen Baron, Michael Caffey|
|writer||Jeffrey Grant Rice|
|starring||Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt, John Fiedler|
SynopsisCarl Kolchak was a reporter for Chicago's Independent News Service, and a trouble magnet for situations involving the supernatural. Kolchak turned his investigative skills to vampires, werewolves, zombies and all manner of legendary creatures, but in the end he always failed to convince his skeptical editor, Tony Vincenzo, that the stories weren't products of Kolchak's own overworked imagination.
My history with the NIGHT STALKER show goes way back. KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER was a series that ran for one season on ABC in 1974. The show starred Darren McGavin as a journalist for the Independent News Service who would investigate murders that were mainly the result of a monster of some sort. He would wear a wrinkled sears-sucker suit and a really lame hat and drove around in a convertible yellow mustang. How rad is that? You don’t see that that level of rock your face coolness anymore. After patiently waiting for years and years, the complete KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER has been released on DVD from Universal Studios Home Video and let me tell you I’m stoked! I can watch this show over and over. Some of it was so cheesy it could be rolled in nuts, but it’s still a funny, scary and overall fun show. …Read More