Show Toppers: ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’ (1974)

Creeping out the 1970s
‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker,’ 1974

In keeping with the spooky Halloween theme – old news now on November 1st, I know, but I’m writing this on All Hallow’s Eve – today’s Show Toppers features Kolchak: The Nightstalker.

Kolchak: The Nightstalker first aired as a TV movie (The Nightstalker) in 1971 and continued with another TV film (The Night Strangler) in 1973. The series proper originally ran Friday evenings on ABC from September, 1974 to August, 1975.

Darren (‘A Christmas Story’) McGavin is Carl Kolchak
‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker,’ 1974

Darren McGavin starred as Chicago newspaper reporter, Carl Kolchak who investigated and reported on supernatural and downright bizarre stories. Kolchak’s disbelieving editor, Tony Vincenzo, was played by Simon Oakland. Jack Grinnage and Ruth McDevitt rounded out the cast. Take in the spooky intro below.

Kolchak: The Nightstalker Wiki, IMDb

Previously, on Show Toppers: The Invisible Man (1975)

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