Kolchak: The Night Stalker
- 1 Season
Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series dealing with the themes of the supernatural, monsters, aliens and strange happenings. The television show was created after a movie called "The Night Stalker" was a big ratings hit. Kolchak: The Night Stalker stars Darren McGavin as a reporter named Carl Kolchak whose job is to investigate reports of unusual occurrences. Kolchak is supposed to determine if something supernatural is really occurring or if the occurrence is a hoax. A typical episode in the series is the episode called "The Ripper." In this episode, there is a report of a serial killer committing murders in the same manner as Jack the Ripper of London many years ago. Kolchak investigates to see if Jack the Ripper has come back from beyond the grave. Other episodes in the series deal with vampires, flying saucers and ghosts. There are twenty episodes in the series that each run for an hour. Two feature length movies were produced based on the series.