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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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  Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1974 - 19751 Season,Series EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags:   

Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. These often involved the supernatural or even science fiction, including fantastic creatures.The series was preceded by two television movies, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. The series only lasted a single season, it remains popular in syndication; it is often cited as the inspiration for the popular series The X-Files. Following the success of The X-Files, the franchise was resurrected in 2005 in a second television series with a new cast and characters, as well as subsequent in novels and comic books.The entire series is available in syndication and is occasionally rerun on the Sci-Fi Channel under an expanded title, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. In 2008, it was aired on Chiller. It is also available on DVD and streaming from Netflix.Kolchak: The Night Stalker featuring Darren McGavin and Simon Oakland has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Prime Video, and available for purchase on Microsoft Store. It's a comedy and drama show with 20 episodes over 1 season. Kolchak: The Night Stalker is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.5 (3,550 votes).

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20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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#2,681 Ranked TV Show

#15 Ranked in Monster TV

#172 Ranked in Horror TV

#211 Ranked in Supernatural TV

Kolchak: The Night Stalker has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.5 (3,550 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Ripper

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Sep 14, 1974
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The Ripper Sep 14, 1974 A serial killer who preys on women haunts Chicago, and Kolchak comes to believe that the killer is in fact the original Jack the Ripper, a seemingly immortal killer who has killed women in many cities over the last century. The reporter must track the killer to the old house where he has taken up residence and put an end to his existence once and for all.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Zombie

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Sep 21, 1974
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The Zombie Sep 21, 1974 A voodoo priestess animates her dead son to take revenge on the gangsters that killed him.

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Season 01, Episode 03 They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be...

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Sep 28, 1974
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They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... Sep 28, 1974 A bizarre alien presence invisibly sweeps through Chicago, killing a petty thief and a UFO nut. The alien or aliens have the strength of a hurricane, generate a massive electromagnetic field, steal lead and electronic equipment, and suck the bone marrow out of humans and animals alike. Kolchak must track the alien(s) from an electronics warehouse to an observatory to Lincoln Park and drive them off before they kill again. His camera seems to hold the key to the creatures' weakness, although initially Carl is wrong in guessing what the weakness is. Carl follows the aliens and manages to keep them from feeding on him before they depart once and for all.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Vampire

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Oct 5, 1974
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The Vampire Oct 5, 1974 Catherine Rawlins, a female victim of Janos Skorzeny (the vampire from the original Night Stalker TV movie) is accidentally resurrected outside Las Vegas, and makes her way to Los Angeles. She takes up her old profession of call girl and Carl wrangles an assignment there to investigate.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Werewolf

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Nov 2, 1974
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The Werewolf Nov 2, 1974 Bernhardt Stieglitz, a NATO soldier bitten by a wolf, leaves a string of murder victims behind him. When Vincenzo is forced to abort his long-awaited vacation and report on the last cruise of an ocean liner, the USS Hanover, Carl takes his place, only to find that Stieglitz is one of the passengers on board...and the full moon is rising. Trapped aboard the liner, Kolchak must use a shotgun and silver buckshot to kill the creature once and for all.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Firefall

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Nov 9, 1974
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Firefall Nov 9, 1974 A series of mysterious deaths plague the life of conductor Ryder Bond. In each case, the victim is incinerated by supernaturally hot flames. As Kolchak investigates, he finds out that an arsonist, Frankie Markoff, was a fan of Bond's, and was killed in a penny arcade. His funeral procession crossed Bond's car, allowing the spirit to become a ""doppelganger"" and try to take over Bond's life. Each victim was burned to death when they fell asleep, and if Bond goes to sleep the doppelganger will take him over for good. Fighting sleep himself, Kolchak must exhume Markoff's body and reunite it with his restless spirit before he too bursts into flame.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Devil's Platform

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Nov 16, 1974
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The Devil's Platform Nov 16, 1974 Kolchak discovers a young rising politician, has made a deal with the Devil to murder off his competition through incidents made to look like accidents.

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