Monday, July 2, 2018

Episode 17: Malum (2005) + The Energy Eater (1974)


On this episode we discuss Malum (2004) which exemplifies everything Mike & Chris felt was wrong with the re-boot series as well as The Energy Eater (1974) in which Carl battles another invisible monster, this time with the help of William Smith as Jim Elkhorn.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Episode 16: The Spanish Moss Murder (1974)

Richard Kiel returns as the monster-of-the-week in "The Spanish Moss Murders". This time he's a Peremalfait, a creature springing from the dreams of a man deprived of sleep in a study by Dr. Aaron Pollack (Severn Darden). Carl has to get around police-captain-of-the-week Joe 'Mad Dog' Siska (Keenan Wynn) to investigate the the Cajun busker underbelly of Chicago.

Written by Alvin R. Friedman and David Chase, the episode was directed by Gordon Hessler (The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver).

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Read about The Spanish Moss Muders on It Couldn't Happen Here...

Music:
Music by Jerry Fielding, Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Episode 15: Bad Medicine (1974)

Carl pursues the malevolent Native American spirit of The Diablero (Richard Kiel), a shape-shifter who's stealing the riches of Chicago's dowagers.

We're joined by guest co-host Mike Wallace. This episode features an interview with "Night Stalker" writer John Huff.

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Read about Bad Medicine on It Couldn't Happen Here...

Music:
Music by Jerry Fielding, Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Episode 14: The Burning Man (2005)


Chris Stachiw and Mike White return to the 2005 version of Night Stalker.

Carl tracks down the improbably-named "Terror Man" who seems to be back from the dead and setting fire to those who wronged him in The Burning Man.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Episode 13: The Devil's Platform (1974)

Tom Skerritt (and his mustache) star as Robert W. Palmer, a politician who has made a devil's bargain to gain power...

He has the ability to turn into a Satanic rottweiler in order to defeat those who stand in his way but he can't stop Carl Kolchak from getting to the bottom of The Devil's Platform. The last "Night Stalker" to be directed by Allen Barron, this episode was written by Donn Mullally.

On this episode, Chris and Mike talk to Ron "Uptight" Updyke himself, Jack Grinnage, about his role in "The Night Stalker" as well as his early days in "Rebel without a Cause".

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Music:
Music by Jerry Fielding, Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Episode 12: Firefall (1974)

Fred Beir stars as Ryder Bond, a man who is seemingly two places at once... It's up to intrepid reporter Carl Kolchak to find out how and why people are dying.

"Firefall" is the sixth episode of "The Night Stalker." Written by Bill S. Ballinger, the episode was directed by Don Weis. This episode marks the last time we'll see Carol Ann Susi as Monique Marmelstein.

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Music:
Music by Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Episode 11: Three (2005)

Chris Stachiw and Mike White return to the 2005 version of Night Stalker.

Written by Adam Sussman and directed by Daniel Sackheim , "Three" is the third episode of the 2005 Night Stalker reboot.

The episode introduces series semi-regular Alex Nyby who's played by Eugene Byrd. This episode of The Kolchak Tapes features an interview with Mr. Byrd about his role in Night Stalker as well as Bones and more.

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