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G. W. Thomas Presents
THE GHOSTBREAKERS

CARL KOLCHAK (1970-2002) by Jeff Rice

READ a review of RICHARD MATHESON'S KOLCHAK SCRIPTS from Gauntlet Press

BOOKS

1. The Kolchak Papers by Jeff Rice (1970)
2. The Night Strangler, an adaptation by Jeff Rice of the screenplay by Richard Matheson. (1974)
3. The Kolchak Papers: Grave Secrets, by Mark Dawidziak (1994)
4. Kolchak: The Night Stalker comic book from Moonstone Comics (March 2002)

TELEFILMS

The Night Stalker (January 11, 1972) ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week.
Screenplay by Richard Matheson
from the novel The Kolchak Papers by Jeff Rice.
Produced by Dan Curtis,
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.
Starring
Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Carol Lynley, and Barry Atwater as the vampire Janos Skorzeny.

The Night Strangler ( January 16, 1973)  ABC.
Screenplay by Matheson,
Produced and Directed by Dan Curtis.
Starring McGavin, Oakland, Jo Anne Pflug, and Richard Anderson as the alchemist Dr. Richard Malcolm.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series  (1974) Twenty episodes.

TV EPISODES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
         Darren McGavin & Cy Chermak
Producer,eps 1-7,Paul Plyden
Producer eps 8-20,Cy Chermak

principal cast:
Darren McGavin-Carl Kolchak
     Simon Oakland - Tony Vincenzo
Ron Updyke - Jack Grinnage
Ruth McDevitt - Emily Cowles
 

1. THE RIPPER
Guest Cast: Beatrice Colen, Ruth McDevitt
Writer: Rudolph Borchert
Director: Allen Baron

             2. THE ZOMBIE
Guest Cast: Joe Sirola, Charles Aidman, Val Bisoglio, Earl Faison, Antonio
Fargas, Pat J. O'Malley, Scatman Crothers, John Fiedler
Writer: David Chase
Story: Zekial Markel
Director: Alex Grasshoff
 

             3. U.F.O.(aka: They Have Been
             They Are They Will Be)
Guest Cast: James Gregory, Mary Wickes, Dick Van
Patten,Maureen Arthur, John Fiedler, Phil Leeds, Fritz
Feld, Rudy Challenger, Carol Ann Susi
Writer: Rudolph Borchert
Director: Allen Baron
 

4. THE VAMPIRE
Guest Cast: William Daniels, Jan Murray, Kathleen Nolan, Suzanne Charny,
John Doucette, Jan Murray, Larry Storch, Milt Kamen
Writer: David Chase
Director: Don Weis
 

             5. THE WEREWOLF
  Guest Cast: Eric Braedan, Henry Jones, Bob Hastings, Dick
            Gautier, Nita Talbot, Jackie Russell, Lewis Charles, Barry
Cahill, Dort Clark, Heath Jobes,
Writers: David Chase, Paul Playdon
Director: Don Weis
 

6. FIRE-FALL
Guest Cast: Fred Beir, Philip Carey, Madlyn Rhue,
Writer: Bill S. Ballinger
Director: Don Weis
 

7. THE DEVIL'S PLATFORM
                                     Guest Cast: Tom Skerritt, Ellen Weston, Julie Gregg, John
                                     Myhers, Jeanne Cooper, Bill Mims, Stanley Adams, Robert Do
                                     Qui
             Writer: Donn Mullally
                                     Director: Allen Baron
 

8. BAD MEDICINE
                              Guest Cast: Richard Kiel, Ramon Bieri, Alice Ghostley, Victor Jory, David
                              Lewis, Marvin Kaplan, James Griffith, Dennis McCarthy, Morris
                              Buchanan, Keith Walker, Madilyn Clark
             Writer: L. Ford Neale
                              Director: Alex Grasshoff
 
 

9. THE SPANISH MOSS MURDERS
                                        Guest Cast: Keenan Wynn, Severn Darden, Randy Boone,
                                        Richard Kiel, Johnny Silver, Ned Glass, Virgina Gregg, Brian
                                        Avery, Maurice Marsac, Elisabeth Brooks, Donald Mantooth
             Writer: Al Friedman
                                        Director: Gordon Hessler
 

             10. THE ENERGY EATER
                                            Guest Cast: William Smith, Michael Strong, John Alvin
             Writers: Arthur Rowe, Rudolph Borchert
                                            Director: Alex Grasshoff
 

                        11.  HORROR IN THE HEIGHTS
                                       Guest Cast: Phil Silvers
             Writer: Jimmy Sangster
                                       Director: Michael T. Caffey
 

             12. MR. R.I.N.G.
                              Guest Cast: Julie Adams, Corrine Michaels
             Writer: L. Ford Neale
                              Director: Gene Levitt
 

             13. THE PRIMAL SCREAM
                                          Guest Cast: Pat Harrington, Katherine Woodville, Lindsay
                                          Workman
             Writers: Bill S. Ballinger, David Chase
                                          Director: Robert Scheerer
 

            14.  THE TREVI COLLECTION
                                      Guest Cast: Nina Foch, Lara Parker
             Writer: Rudolph Borchert
                                      Director: Don Weis
 

             15. CHOPPER
                                        Guest Cast: Larry Linville, Jim Backus, Sharon Farrell
             Writers: Steve Fisher, David Chase
                                        Director: Bruce Kessler
 

             16. DEMON IN LACE
                               Guest Cast: Andrew Prine, Keenan Wynn
             Writers: Michael Kozoll
                               Director: Don Weis
 

            17. LEGACY OF TERROR
                                  Guest Cast: Ramon Bieri, Pippa Scott, Sorrell Booke, Victor Campos,
Erik Estrada
             Writer: Arthur Rowe
                                  Director: Don McDougall
 

                          18. THE KNIGHTLY MURDERS
                                          Guest Cast: John Dehner, Hans Conried, Robert Emhardt,
                                          Jeff Donnell
             Writers: Michael Kozoll, David Chase
                                          Director: Vincent McEveety
 

             19. THE YOUTH KILLER
                                 Guest Cast: Cathy Lee Crosby, Dwayne Hickman
             Writer: Rudolph Borchert
                                 Director: Don McDougall
 

             20. THE SENTRY
                                       Guest Cast: Kathie Browne, Tom Bosley
             Writers: L. Ford Neale, John Huff
                                       Director: Seymour Robbie
 

COMICS

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (Issue #1, 56 pages)
Writer: Jeff Rice
Pencils: Gordon Purcell
Inks: Terry Pallot
Publisher: Moonstone

The Get of Belial (Issue #2, 48 pages)
Adapted by: Joe Gentile
Pencils: Art Nichols
Inks: Felix Serrano
Publisher: Moonstone
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