|Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak|
Of course this speculation just makes me want to dig out my Kolchak: The Night Stalker DVDs and have a mini-marathon. But where to start? The one about Jack the Ripper or aliens or zombies? What was so much fun about the show was that its creatures were from many mythic backgrounds. Joseph Campbell would have approved of the range of monsters that Kolchak found himself up against:
- A Native American shaman spirit - "Bad Medicine"
- A monster made of moss, Creole Père Malfait - "The Spanish Moss Murders"
- Another Native American spirit, this time a bear, Matchemonedo - "The Energy Eater"
- A Hindu Rakshasa "Horror In The Heights"
- An evil succubus from ancient Mesopotamia - "Demon In Lace"
- An Aztec mummy - "Legacy of Terror"
- A resurrected knight - "The Knightly Murders"
- An evil Helen of Troy, in search of immortality - "The Youth Killer"
|Kolchak in his 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible|