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‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’ and ‘The Night Strangler’ Coming to Blu-Ray this October From Kino Lorber

Darren McGavin’s The Night Stalker’s impact on the horror genre can not be denied and has had a “monstrous” influence on everyone from Chris Carter to Joss Whedon.

Unfortunately, the many fans of the short lived series (it only ran for twenty episodes in 1974-75) have had a hard time tracking down the episodes.  The series has run intermittently on SyFy, MeTV, and was even on Netflix until last year, but physical copies of the series, and the even more elusive TV movies, have been very hard to come by.  Luckily for us, Kino Lorber Studio Classics will be unearthing the original two films that kick started Carl Kolchak’s career in October with the release of The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler, and both will be available on blu-ray for the first time (and this is also the first time any of Kolchak’s adventures have received a blu-ray release/restoration). read more

Kolchak: The Night Stalker DVD Review

For many horror fans who grew up in the 1970’s, Kolchak: the Night Stalker holds a special place in their hearts.  In fact, it was one of my first introductions to the genre at seven years of age.  I can vividly remember my father watching an episode on the tri-state area’s very own WWOR Channel 9 in our living room.  I walked by the television holding onto my plastic Frankenstein figure and saw what I guessed was a dinosaur attacking someone in a sewer.  When I asked my father what he was watching, he replied “The Night Stalker”.  Intrigued, I said “What is this show about?”  My father summarized the program for my seven-year old sensibilities and told me that it was “a show about a guy who hunts monsters”. Naturally, I was hooked. read more