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The Night Stalker (1972)

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The Kolchak Tapes

The Kolchak Tapes


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Reporter Carl Kolchak's first reported encounter with the supernatural, The Night Stalker, was broadcast on January 11, 1972 to jaw-dropping ratings. 

Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss The Night Stalker and the character of Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin). Based on a book by Jeff Rice and adapted by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), the made-for-TV movie was produced by Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows) and directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. 

Special Guest:  Professor Mark Dawidziak, author of The Night Stalker: A 25th Anniversary Tribute.

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Music by John Walker, Robert Cobert, Gil Milles