Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Season 1Closed Captioning
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The legendary TV series is about Kolchak (Emmy Award nominee Darren McGavin), an intrepid reporter specializing in occult cases. In this dazzling series, Kolchak encounters a host of monsters and villains — ranging from werewolves to Satan worshipers to Helen of Troy! A great time with a great character, this must-see for fans of science fiction and horror remains a seminal cult hit and a landmark in television history that blazed a trail for such series as The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Jeffrey Grant Rice.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Ripper||A serial killer who preys on women haunts Chicago, and Kolchak (Darren McGavin) comes to believe that the killer is the original Jack the Ripper, a seemingly immortal killer who has slain women in many cities over the last century.||51:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Zombie||Kolchak (Darren McGavin) witnesses a murder committed by a man whom he swears he's seen before-- lying dead in the morgue. With Simon Oakland.||51:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThey Have Been, They Are, They Will Be...||A bizarre force sweeps through Chicago, killing randomly. It has the strength of a hurricane, generates a massive electromagnetic field, steals lead and electronic equipment, and sucks the bone marrow out of humans and animals. Kolchak (Darren McGavin) realizes he's onto a huge story - if he can find out exactly what this force is.||51:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Vampire||Devil worshipers are suspected of several murders, but Kolchak (Darren McGavin) believes that a vampire is to blame. With Simon Oakland.||51:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Werewolf||Kolchak (Darren McGavin) takes Tony's place on the final cruise of the Hanover to write a feature story. But when passengers and crew alike are found mauled under the light of the full moon, Kolchak suspects he's found a much bigger story - a soldier who survived a wolf attack, only to become a creature of legend - a werewolf. ship. With Eric Braeden and Dick Gautier.||50:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoFirefall||A series of mysterious deaths plague the life of conductor Ryder Bond (Fred Beir). In each case, the victim is incinerated by supernaturally hot flames. As Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates, he finds out that an arsonist, Frankie Markoff, was a fan of Bond's, and was killed in a penny arcade. His funeral procession crossed Bond's car, allowing the spirit to become a "doppelganger" and try to take over Bond's life.||51:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoDevil's Platform||A series of mysterious deaths plague the election trail of Sen. Robert Palmer (Guest star Tom Skerritt), as does a mysterious black dog with a pentagram for a dog tag. Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates and finds that the Senator has made a pact with Satan in return for the ability to assume the form of an indestructible black mastiff, and destroy his enemies both within his own party and opposing him.||51:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoBad Medicine||The apparent suicides of wealthy women are linked to a creature who has been killing them for their jewelry. Starring Darren McGavin. Guest stars: Alice Ghostley and Richard Kiel.||51:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoSpanish Moss Murders||A series of deaths have nothing in common, except that each victim's chest was crushed, and Spanish moss was found on or near each. Probing the murders, Kolchak (Darren McGavin) eventually discovers a link: each victim was somehow related to Paul Langois (Donald Mantooth), a hot-tempered Cajun. However, Langois has an iron-clad alibi: he's been asleep for several weeks! With Keenan Wynn and Severn Darden.||51:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoEnergy Eater||Lakefront Hospital and Research Center is a shining example of modernity. Built on reclaimed land, it was completed with only a few tragedies - Indian construction workers killed while doing high-rise work. Then the hospital begins to shake and crack. Strange accidents occur, killing patients and staff. Kolchak (Darren McGavin) thinks he's onto a construction scandal. But when he talks to construction foreman and Indian medicine man Jim Elkhorn, he discovers the truth is much worse.||51:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoHorror In the Heights||The elderly residents of Roosevelt Heights are dying. As Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates, he discovers a very sinister possibility for the culprit, and realizes that unless someone finds and stops this menace, a lot more people are going to die. And when he realizes he can't even be sure who to trust, things get even more dangerous...||50:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoMr. R.I.N.G.||Kolchak (Darren McGavin )writes an obituary for a deceased scientist, but soon becomes involved in further investigation when no one can give him a straight answer on how the scientist died. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure goes on a rampage throughout Chicago, stealing morticians' wax and Halloween masks. Kolchak eventually finds out that the scientist was working on Project R.I.N.G.: the development of an artificially intelligent robot.||51:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoPrimal Scream||In a oil company's laboratory, the air conditioning fails, and a primate creature attacks a scientist. Soon other murders occur. Kolchak (Darren McGavin) must fight the oil company's powerful friends to find out where these creatures came from and figure out how to stop them.||50:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Trevi Collection||A fashion industry spy falls to his death as Kolchak (Darren McGavin) watches. This is the first in a series of strange deaths that seem to have a supernatural origin. Kolchak begins to suspect that Madame Trevi, a fashion designer, may be using witchcraft to stop those who oppose her.||50:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoChopper||A motorcycle driven by a headless rider attempts to run Kolchak (Darren McGavin) down. With Jim Backus, Larry Linville and Art Metrano.||50:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoDemon In Lace||On a college campus, young men are dying of heart attacks. When Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates, he finds that the men were associated with Professor C. Evan Spate, who is researching an ancient Middle East tablet, and that a series of similar deaths plagued the expedition that recovered the tablet.||50:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoLegacy of Terror||Physically fit specimens (an Air Force pilot, a football player, a Green Beret) are all being targeted for a grisly death: their hearts are being cut from their chests with a dull blade while they're still alive. Kolchak (Darren McGavin) believes that ancient Aztec sacrificial rites are being re-enacted.||50:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Knightly Murders||Various Chicago citizens are being killed with medieval weaponry. Upon investigating, Kolchak (Darren McGavin) finds that they were all tied to the conversion of a small museum into a disco. It turns out that the museum houses the armor of Guy de Mettancoeur, a misanthrope who swore upon his death that his final resting place would never know gaiety and laughter. Now, his ghostly armor animates and kills those who would disrupt his resting place.||50:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Youth Killer||Young swinging patrons of an exclusive dating service are turning up, dead of old age. The police don't believe they are the same persons, but Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates and discovers that the head of the dating service is actually a woman who is not what she appears. Guest starring Cathy Lee Crosby.||50:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Sentry||The government is keen to hush up a series of mysterious deaths at the Merrymount Institute, an underground archival facility. When Kolchak (Darren McGavin) investigates, he determines that the victims were ripped apart as if attacked by a crocodile or other large lizard.||50:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
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The Night Stalker
This is one of the best horror TV shows, period. If you weren't born when it ran and ended after just one season (network TV suits were and are unusually dense), do yourself a favor and buy the season. Night Stalker introduced American audiences to a few monsters not in the standard American horror pantheon. The Rakshasa story still haunts me. Note, this is not the attempted "remake" of last year. No teenage angst and stupid conspiracy theories here. Hey Apple, when will the Night Stalker TV MOVIES - the ones that preceded the TV series, be available?!
Bring on the pilot already!
Kolchak was a brilliant show, but in addition to the 20 episodes currently available is a 2-hour pilot. Come on Apple, you can do it - bring us the pilot episode!
Kolchak's the MAN!
Outstanding in it's "campiness" and an inspiration for The X Files, this show was a Friday night staple when I was too young to drive. I loved to watch Carl K. fight the system and go after the truth. Now a days it is fun to watch just to remember how silly we were, but man what a good time! Good to share with your kids since the "violence" is the old school implied type. Good buy.