With a mere 20 episodes,
the 1974-1975 production of Kolchak: The Night Stalker eerily made several predictions of the future. Some, not seeing fruition for 40 years! This is another example of Kolchak being closer to science-fiction than camp horror. Read the 6 ways The Night Stalker predicted the future.
From The Knightly Murders.
In Kolchak: 5 museum visits,
INS reporter, Carl Kolchak, sometimes needs clues and advice from the nearest Chicago exhibit. This is where his investigate reporting skills come in handy. We list 5 museum visits from Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode, “The Werewolf”
oddly mixes a legacy Hollywood monster with The Love Boat. Low-budget, yet unorthodox retelling of the lycanthrope, it takes Carl Kolchak from Chicago into claustrophobic spaces of a dying cruise ship days away from the scrapyard. If you look carefully, very carefully you’ll notice small hints of character depth giving this otherwise inexpensive production a touch of charm. Here are 5 things you may have missed watching “The Werewolf”.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker entertained us with 22 monsters. Twenty from the series and another two from made for TV films. Some classic, others from less than well known mythology. Here is our list of top 5 horrifying monsters as they are depicted.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker was introduced during the days without cable television where only three network stations existed. A groundbreaking hour-long show of supernatural themes, Karl Kolchak was a hero-unorthodox. Not too many shows then and now would send an actor in his 50’s to fight monsters and demons. It’s low budget style lived beyond its potential thanks to the help of our imagination. Key cast members had timings of comedic genius before Karl left his typewriter saving Chicago. Without technology, hip dialog, or flashes of modern editing, Kolchak: The Night Stalker was the inspiration for The X-Files. It’s disregard for commercial demographics most likely makes the series never to be recreated in its form again. For its cult following, it makes the Hall of Favorites.