Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Carl Kolchak Stalks The Night ... And The Internet!

Kolchak: The Night Stalker chronicled the career of Carl Kolchak, an underfoot reporter with a nose for news, a perchance to encounter the macabre, and enough of an open mind to believe in the bizarre creatures he continually engaged.

The series created by Jeffrey Grant Rice and starring Darren McGavin consisted of two pilot films (The Night Stalker 1972 and The Night Strangler 1973), one season of twenty episodes (1974-1975), and more fond memories for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror than some shows can garner in a ten year run.  It was one of the truly perfect television series for genre buffs!

Even the world of paperbacks was not safe from THE NIGHT STALKER

Now Carl Kolckak is back!  No, I'm not talking about the upcoming Edgar Wright directed revival film from Disney or the short-lived sequel series The Night Stalker.  I'm talking about Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri's excellent blog It Couldn't Happen Here!

The Scream Factory #17

Mr. Enfantino and Mr. Scoleri were co-editors of The Scream Factory: The Magazine of Horrors Past, Present and Future and bring their expertise to the adventures of one, Mr. Carl Kolchak, reviewing both movies and all twenty episodes of the series as well as commenting on other media such as paperback books.

The Scream Factor #18

Their blog is a great place to get know the series if you've never experienced it, or to relive it through the expert eyes of two very serious genre fans.  Recommended!

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