View Full Version : Did anyone here grow up watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker?
Jun 25, '07, 4:43 PM
I loved watching that show late at night when I was a kid and grabbed the box set the day it came out . The stories were pretty simple in their telling but it's a great time piece. A wonderful reminder of those days when werewolves, Jack the Ripper, or basically anything that went creak in the night was more than enough suspense for anyone with a descent imagination. Good times...:yes:
Jun 25, '07, 4:58 PM
I saw these in the early 90's re-run on CBS late Friday Nights. I thought they were pretty damn scary for a prime time show from the 70's. If I had seen these as a akid I'd have been in a psycho ward now. It is a great show.
Jun 25, '07, 5:17 PM
Yep, my mom was cool and used to let me stay up for anything SF or horror related.
I don't remember it from when I was a kid; but I must have seen it, since my folks were all fanatics for it. I got the VHS set about ten years back and absolutely love the show! You gotta cut them some slack effects-wise; but I thought the stories and especially the characters were cool. (Kolchak himself being unique in the horror hero category since he's not particularly bright or brave; but he is tenacious.) Even the background characters were entertaining. (Especially Gordy the Ghoul and the police captain that tried using understanding on Kolchak. Hee hee....)
What I thought was nifty was how they used the classic mythological stories for the monsters; such as the Rakshasa, or killing a zombie by filling it's mouth with salt and sewing the lips shut.
...and before it comes up; I really hated the new one. Hmmm.... Kolchak's now a hip young hipster? Wow... way to make it like everything else.
Jun 26, '07, 8:03 AM
I remember watching them new.
My buddy would come over every--- I think Thursday night and we'd watch them.
Not 100% sure on the Thursday memory.
Jun 26, '07, 8:42 AM
I started watching them when I was 15 on CBS late night, my dad had seen them all before. I think my dad suffered from mild insomnia as he had always seen it before.
Also saw the movies around the same time, I was addicted.
Jun 26, '07, 8:55 AM
For the longest time, the only ones I owned on tape was the 2-episode smash together "Crackle of Death"
They played it late night back in the early 80's and I taped it.
Weird thing about "Crackle" .....
There was so many better episodes that could have been put together to make a decent TV movie....
Crackle's stories were mediocre at best.
Jun 26, '07, 6:54 PM
Loved them all, my favorite was when he took on the vampire in LA and Richard Anderson in Seattle (I think)
Jun 26, '07, 8:27 PM
One of my all time favorite shows!
Jun 30, '07, 9:44 PM
i saw as a kid back in the 70s loved it then and still love now, forget about the lame remake the orincal was great the best in mho is the headless motorcycle rider followed by the one he's in an underground storage vault. to bad they never did a second season:cry:
Jul 1, '07, 12:19 AM
I remember seeing it as a kid and it made an impression. I always love that stuff
Jul 1, '07, 6:42 AM
I watched it on the reruns in the 90's too, and I got the dvd set as soon as I saw it and it was as cool as I remembered Can't say I like the new version of it though with the guy who played lestat in queen of the damned
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