KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER • THE DIRECTORS
The Prolific Troika
Allen Baron (4) (“The Ripper”, “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be…”, “The Werewolf”, “The Devil’s Platform”)
Alex Grasshoff (3) (“The Zombie”, “Bad Medicine”, “The Energy Eater”)
Don Weiss (4) (“The Vampire”, “Firefall”, “The...
KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER • THE SCORES
INDEX OF COMPOSERS ONSCREEN CREDITS
Luchi de Jesus
“The Energy Eater”
Jerry Fielding (10)
“The Devil’s Platform”
“Bad Medicine” (stock)
“Mr. R.I.N.G.” (stock)
“Primal Scream” (stock)
“The Trevi Collection”
Padding and repetition-wise, Kolchak keeps on coming and going in the corporate building.
At this stage, McGavin was doing McGavin to death. This is the companion piece to “The Energy Eater” in terms of cheapness and anemic script.
Carl Kolchak talking to his tape recorder: “But if you’re in a subway… or a pedestrian tunnel underneath a ballpark, and you think you hear something moving in the walls, it may not be your imagination. Take my advice, don’t walk, run to the nearest exit.”
written by L. Ford Neale and John Huff
directed by Seymour Robbie
music score by Jerry Fielding (stock)
guests: Kathie Browne, Albert Paulsen, John Hoyt, Frank Marth, Tom Bosley, Cliff Norton, Frank Campanella, Margaret Avery, Lew Brown, Keith Walker, Bill Deiz, Greg...
The theme of eternal youth is as old as the question of immortality. The ancient Greek defines this impossible quest as the hubris or the Prometheus pride. What you stated about the folly of the modern quest for youth is a criticism on the urban, industrial, rationalistic and hedonistic America...
The writers had the Greek mythology wrong or messy. Oddly enough, the script was penned by story editor Rudolph Borchert and polished by story consultant David Chase (uncredited). The episode feels rushed and cheap as the last three episodes.
The series renewed itself from episode 6 by...
The main drawbacks of this episode is the lack of budget and the poor production values and it shows. At this stage of the series, the freshness and the energy are gone and it feels like a tired attempt to finish off the season. Anyway, without the guest actress, the episode would have been very...
“The Youth Killer”
written by Rudolph Borchert
directed by Don McDougall
music by Gil Mellé (stock)
guests: Cathy Lee Crosby, Dwayne Hickman, Kathleen Freeman, George Savalas, John Fiedler, Eddie Firestone, Michael Richardson, Penny Santon, James Murtaugh, James Ingersoll , Reb...