For tonight’s excursion into the horrific side of television, we have the very first episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker!
The Kolchak of the title was a reporter named Carl Kolchak (played by Darren McGavin). Kolchak was kind of a nervous fellow because every story that he reported on seemed to involve some sort of terrible supernatural creature! Seriously, that would make anyone anxious.
In his first episode, Kolchak investigates a series of murders and comes to suspect that Jack the Ripper might be haunting the streets of 1970s Chicago.
This episode originally aired on September 13th, 1974.