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Kolchak…back from the dead?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 29th, 2005

Tonight, the "new" series Night Stalker premieres on ABC. The original series from the 70’s was one of my favorite shows growing up. Let’s hope this new version of Night Stalker lives up to the greatness of the original, starring Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak and Simon Oakland as his boss Vincenzo.

If it turns out to be a disappointment, we can always just catch the original 20 episodes still airing on the SciFi Channel.

in the original series, there were 2 episodes that were of specific interest to Bigfooters. The first was titled "The Spanish Moss Murders". There are several victims that are killed in "accidents" where they are crushed and also are found to be covered with Spanish Moss. All of the victims are related to a central character, who in a dream state, has conjured up a Spanish Moss covered, Cajun bayou "boogie man" that crushes the life out of the victims. Kolchak ends up making his way through the sewers of Chicago to hunt down and kill the creature. The creature is played by Richard Kiel, who played a Bigfoot in a David L. Wolper produced National Geographic special. He also was the model for the Burbank Bigfoot created by John Chambers for a sideshow attraction in the 1970’s.

The second was titled "The Primal Scream" aka "The Humanoid". This one was about a pack of primate-like creatures on a rampage through the streets of Chicago. Of course, they are the result of a lab experiment gone awry. Kolchak tracks the creatures back to their lair beneath the old research lab.

Another episode with cryptozoological ties was "The Sentry". This was about a large bipedal lizard going on a killing spree at an underground facility. Workers at the facility had unearthed a nest of eggs and mama exacted vengeance trying to get them back. Once again, Kolchak saves the day by getting the eggs back before they hatch.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


3 Responses to “Kolchak…back from the dead?”

  1. bill green responds:

    hi craig good evening i realy like this night stalker tv serie. but i hope they start putting vampires,werewolves & sasquatch in the new serie keep me informed ok. bill

  2. bill green responds:

    hi everyone the new serie night stalker is doing realy excellent. im looking for the snailmail address of the night stalker so i can write to the stars of the serie, i collect autographs as a hobby not for money. thanks again. bill :)

  3. todfoulk responds:

    just like the original series, the ding dang netwrok decided to pull the plug and not even finish off with the remaining episodes! come on abc! why not at least give us the 2nd part to a 2 part cliff hanger telling the mystery of kolchaks dead wife. that’s y i watch iron chef and listen to art, rense, and nouri! plz plz play the 2nd part if u dont have the fortitude to show the rest of the episodes. or did u just do the 4 or so u showed. maybe u r holding them for mid season? what a waste. i have more home videos of me chasing after bigfoot on the metolius river than u musta made for network tv! and i have a more compelling video i took of a ufo over portland oregon that lasts longer than this hoped for series!
    -a disappointed fan! -tod foulk



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