Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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A newspaper reporter with a penchant for the bizarre and supernatural, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates Chicago’s most mysterious crimes. From vampires and werewolves to mummies, aliens and phantoms, the intrepid newspaper man encounters an amazing array of monsters as he cracks cases wide open.

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  • 4/28 1:00AMSpanish Moss Murders
    "A dreaming host conjures up the Creole legend of Père Malfait ("Father of Evil"), a moss-monster willing to kill anyone who threatens its survival."
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Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1

Ep 1: The Ripper

Kolchak argues that a serial killer is actually Jack the Ripper. Aired: 9/13/1974

Ep 2: The Zombie

A grandmother seeks revenge for her grandson's death by turning him into a zombie to do her bidding. Aired: 9/20/1974

Ep 3: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be

An invisible alien sucks down the bone marrow of its victims while it makes repairs and looks for directions home. This is the only story where Kolchak fails to stop the "monster." Aired: 9/27/1974

Ep 4: The Vampire

An overlooked victim of the Las Vegas vampire makes her way to Los Angeles and begins killing anew. Aired: 10/4/1974

Ep 5: The Werewolf

In snowy Chicago the INS Christmas party is to send off Tony Vincenzo, but he gets audited instead, and it is Carl who gets to go on the singles cruise, where a werewolf goes on a killing spree. Aired: 11/1/1974

Ep 6: Firefall

The ghost of an arsonist tries to take over a renowned conductor's body as his doppelganger. Aired: 11/8/1974

Ep 7: The Devil's Platform

A politician on a meteoric rise murders his opposition through a pact with Satan which gives him the ability to turn into an invulnerable dog. Aired: 11/15/1974

Ep 8: Bad Medicine

The first based on a Native American legend, a Diablero shaman spirit murders for jewels to pay back his debt and be released from his Earthly bonds. Aired: 11/29/1974

Ep 9: Spanish Moss Murders

A dreaming host conjures up the Creole legend of Père Malfait ("Father of Evil"), a moss-monster willing to kill anyone who threatens its survival. Aired: 12/6/1974

Ep 10: The Energy Eater

A hospital is built on reclaimed land inhabited by the Native American bear-spirit legend Matchemonedo which threatens to destroy anyone who inhabits it. Aired: 12/13/1974

Ep 11: Horror in the Heights

A Hindu Rakshasa terrorizes a Jewish neighborhood. Aired: 12/20/1974

Ep 12: Mr. R.I.N.G.

An android murders anyone that threatens its survival. Aired: 1/10/1975

Ep 13: Primal Scream

Defrosted ancient cell samples discovered in the Arctic grow into savage prehistoric primates and go on a rampage. Aired: 1/17/1975

Ep 14: The Trevi Collection

A witch desires to control the world of high fashion. Aired: 1/24/1975

Ep 15: Chopper

Bent on revenge, a headless motorcycle rider murders those who wronged him. Aired: 1/31/1975

Ep 16: Demon in Lace

An evil succubus from ancient Mesopotamia murders young men to maintain her immortality. Aired: 2/7/1975

Ep 17: Legacy of Terror

An Aztec cult seeks to resurrect the mummy of their god by murdering perfect people. Aired: 2/14/1975

Ep 18: The Knightly Murders

To prevent the destruction of its home, the spirit of a Knight reanimates a suit of armor to kill those responsible. Aired: 3/7/1975

Ep 19: The Youth Killer

Helen of Troy returns to drain the youth out of unsuspecting perfect victims, sacrifices for the goddess Hecate, in her quest for immortality. Aired: 3/14/1975

Ep 20: The Sentry

A lizard-man creature kills subterranean workers who have stolen its eggs. Aired: 3/28/1975