Airing over ABC during the 1974-75 TV season, the original series, considered the inspiration for "The X-Files", followed Chicago newspaper reporter 'Carl Kolchak' (Darren McGavin), who investigates mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly ones law enforcement authorities won't pursue.
Often these crimes involve some element of the supernatural or science fiction, such as fantastical creatures.
The 'Kolchak' character originated in the novel, "The Kolchak Papers" by author Jeff Rice. In the novel, Las Vegas newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak tracks down and defeats a killer who turns out to be a vampire named 'Janos Skorzeny'.
It also included stories about a doppelganger, witches and a succubus.Also featured was a headless motorcycle rider and an animated knight's suit of armor possessed by a supernatural spirit.Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Night Stalker"...