In this 1970s cult classic, Darren McGavin portrays Carl Kolchak, a reporter who investigates bizarre, supernatural stories to uncover the truth - much to the dismay of his superiors, politicians, government agencies, and law enforcement. The series, although only 20 episodes, developed a strong and continuous following...
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Season 1 (1972-1975)
|1x01 The Ripper |
After four young women are murdered, Kolchak sees some eerie coincidences to the Whitechapel killings of 1888 and must race to find and save the fifth victim from "Jack the Ripper" ...
|Sep. 13, 1974|
|1x02 The Zombie |
Someone is using a twice dead Haitian named Francois Edmunds to put a hurt on the mob, but Kolchak's the only one who believes the man is a zombie.
|Sep. 20, 1974|
|1x03 They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be |
Animals missing from the zoo, lead ingots, stereo parts and electrical equipment stolen by invisible thieves, and a strange black substance found at the location of each incident lead ...
|Sep. 27, 1974|
|1x04 The Vampire |
Kolchak convinces Tony to send him to Los Angeles to cover a story about a transcendental meditation guru, but he's using the trip as a cover so he can investigate a series of murders ...
|Oct. 04, 1974|
|1x05 The Werewolf |
Just as Tony's about to take his first vacation in five years, auditors show up at the INS newsroom. Tony decides to send Carl in his place on the condition that Kolchak come back with ...
|Nov. 01, 1974|
|1x06 Firefall |
Several members of the Great Lakes Symphony are seeing a mysterious doppelganger of the conductor, Ryder Bond, and then apparently dying from "spontaneous combustion".
|Nov. 08, 1974|
|1x07 The Devil's Platform |
While being hounded by a devilish dog with a Satanic medallion on its collar, Kolchak tries to piece together the puzzle of a series of mysterious deaths surrounding a young politi ...
|Nov. 15, 1974|
|1x08 Bad Medicine |
The police have ruled the deaths of several of Chicago's upper class as suicides, but Carl believes they were murdered by a Native American shape-shifter.
|Nov. 29, 1974|
|1x09 The Spanish Moss Murders |
A slimy green substance, identified as swamp moss, seems to connect a series of deaths to the legend of a Cajun bogeyman.
|Dec. 06, 1974|
|1x10 The Energy Eater |
A series of deaths during the construction of a hospital on sacred Indian land leads Kolchak to team with a Native American shaman to stop a vengeful bear god.
|Dec. 13, 1974|
|1x11 Horror in the Heights |
Elderly residents of Roosevelt Heights are being killed by a creature that appears as the person they trust the most.
|Dec. 20, 1974|
|1x12 Mr. R.I.N.G. |
A hush-hush government project tries to keep Kolchak from reporting a story of a self-aware android who is killing those who would try to shut him down.
|Jan. 10, 1975|
|1x13 Primal Scream |
Carl stumbles into an oil company cover-up involving a murdered research scientist and what may be a creature revived from the ice age.
|Jan. 17, 1975|
|1x14 The Trevi Collection |
Fashion models and snitches are being murdered and the only link is Madame Trevi and her salon. When Carl starts to poke around, he finds evidence that witchcraft may be involved.
|Jan. 24, 1975|
|1x15 Chopper |
A headless biker from the 50's returns from the grave to exact his revenge on those responsible for his grisly death.
|Jan. 31, 1975|
|1x16 Demon in Lace |
A college professor unknowingly unleashes a succubus, a demon that takes female form, on the male students of Illinois State Tech. Kolchak teams with a reporter from the campus newspaper ...
|Feb. 07, 1975|
|1x17 Legacy of Terror |
While investigating the deaths of four men whose hearts have been cut out of their chests, Kolchak uncovers ties to an Aztec cult and a 500 year old mummy in the basement of a hote ...
|Feb. 14, 1975|
|1x18 The Knightly Murders |
Carl Kolchak is the Knight Stalker, as a haunted suit of armor goes on a killing spree when there are plans to turn the museum that houses it into a disco.
|Mar. 07, 1975|
|1x19 The Youth Killer |
Kolchak believes the owner of a computer dating service is sacrificing her clients to achieve eternal youth when four of their bodies turn up as the corpses of elderly people.
|Mar. 14, 1975|
|1x20 The Sentry |
A prehistoric lizard is on the loose in a labyrinth of caves and tunnels under a research facility when its eggs, thought to be rocks, are taken for study.
|Mar. 28, 1975|
|TV Movie: The Night Stalker |
|Jan. 11, 1972|
|TV Movie: The Night Strangler |
|Jan. 16, 1973|
Season 1 Characters
Season 1 Videos[none added]
Season 1 Quotes
|Season 1 / Episode 11: - Horror in the Heights|
Carl Kolchak: The Rakshasa have magical powers, Tony. They seduce their victims to death by taking on the image of someone the victim trusts.
Tony Vincenzo: And poor Harry Starman... he trusted you? Obviously he never had to depend on you to come up with a cogent story... something that'll turn a profit!
|Season 1 / Episode 3: - They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be|
Carl Kolchak: [Voiceover intro] I knew this one would be more than the biggest story of my career. It was the biggest story in the lives of everyone on this planet. I fought for the story, fought harder than ever before. I wanted people to know, to be prepared... if you can be prepared for something like this.
Season 1 Trivia
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