Ginger Nuts of Horror
This week Youtube video reviewer Matrenox takes a look at Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
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 science fiction, including fantastic creatures.
The series was preceded by two television movies, The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973). Although the series lasted only a single season, it remains popular in syndication. In early 2017, until Labor Day 2017, it aired Sunday evenings on MeTV. 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 novels and comic books. It was a ratings bomb and was quietly cancelled after just 13 episodes were aired.
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SPOILER ALERT: I’M GIVING AWAY THE ENDING, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.