Tagged: Kolchak

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.