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Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
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Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. These often involved the supernatural or even science fiction, including fantastic creatures. The series was preceded by two television movies, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. The series only lasted a single season, it remains popular in syndication; it is often cited as the inspiration for the popular series The X-Files. Following the success of The X-Files, the franchise was resurrected in 2005 in a second television series with a new cast and characters, as well as subsequent in novels and comic books. The entire series is available in syndication and is occasionally rerun on the Sci-Fi Channel under an expanded title, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. In 2008, it was aired on Chiller. It is also available on DVD and streaming from Netflix.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, scary, serious, gothic
Plot: monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, mummy, dangerous animal, danger, ordinary person, who done it, ghost, journalism, workplace intrigue, imaginary, columnist, uncover truth, investigation, newspaper, cover up, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, murder, reporter, zombie, stalking, network, media ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, las vegas, nevada, illinois

Most similar movies to Kolchak: The Night Stalker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, mystery, ghost, investigation and murder mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Night Strangler (1973), Night Stalker (2005), FreakyLinks (2000), Supernatural (2005), Hemlock Grove (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Night Stalker (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Wisecracking reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in Las Vegas. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Kolchak is sure that it is a vampire. He's hot on the trail, but ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, serial killer, investigation, stalking, police investigation, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, zombie, politics, media, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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95%
The Night Strangler (1973)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After being run out of Las Vegas, Kolchak heads for Seattle and another reporting job with the local paper. It's not long before he is on the trail of another string of bizarre murders. It seems that every 21 years, for the past century, a ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: murder, vampire, deadly, journalism, crime, slasher, mind game, danger, mystery, chases and races, woman in danger, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: seattle, usa, las vegas, washington state, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, danger, journalism, heroes, media, law enforcement, legends and myths, investigation, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 817
FreakyLinks (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FreakyLinks is an American television show that combined elements of horror, mystery, and comedy. It aired on the Fox Network from October 2000 until June 2001, for a total run of 13 episodes. The feel of the show closely modeled that of The X-Files ...
Style: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, scary
Plot: investigation, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, paranormal investigation, danger, paranormal activity, mysterious death, videotaping, group of friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural power, ghost, demon, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 10K
Salem's Lot (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, hospital, good versus evil, small town, murder, priest, danger, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, israel, usa, middle east, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, murder, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, afterlife, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, journalism, gory, ghost hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 21K
Rose Red (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 254 min.
Story: Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1991, year 1950 ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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House of Bones (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Heather Burton and a team of TV ghost hunters travel to investigate a haunted house surrounded by rumors of paranormal activity.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, imaginary, confined, tv show, danger, deadly, escapades, survival, curses spells and rituals, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which ...
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: fictional reality, uncover truth, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, ghost, belief, figment, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Genre: Documentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 until 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. In addition, TV presenter Keely Shaye Smith and actress Virginia Madsen contributed greatly to its ...
Style: mind bending, tense, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: unsolved mystery, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, ufo, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, crimes, who done it, crime, unsolved crime, forensics ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 625
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Secret Village (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, dark ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, ritual, cult, harvest, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, village, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
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 564
Haunted (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Haunted is an American television program first aired in September 2002 on UPN. The program, which was filmed in Vancouver, was canceled in November 2002 due to low ratings. As a result, only seven of the completed episodes were aired. However, all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: private detective, ghost, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, investigation, afterlife, psychic power, ex law enforcer, seeing dead people, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 20K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, adultery, supernatural, missing person, mysterious character, mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, curse, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 2K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, afterlife, murder, who done it, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 2K
Lost Voyage (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, "The Bermuda Triangle". Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her disappearance but the ship did not return alone...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: bermuda triangle, ghost, afterlife, obsession, danger, cruise ship, survival, supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, ocean or sea, thunderstorm ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tv show, danger, haunted house, survival, supernatural, deadly, graphic violence, indoor, media
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
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 2K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, track down, mind game, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, dark ...
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, paranormal, woman in danger, deadly, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, paranormal activity, supernatural power, nudity (full frontal - brief), found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Cry (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a powerful evil force is chasing the reincarnation of her son ...
Style: bleak, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, missing child, reincarnation, imaginary, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, investigation, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ghost, curses spells and rituals, investigation, investigator, shooting, escapades, characters in danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 945
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance, ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, haunted house, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.8
 672
Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: danger, mystery, ghost, prison, murder, confined, crimes, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, investigation, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Norliss Tapes (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A newspaper publisher listens to the personal tapes of investigative reporter David Norliss, who has disappeared during an investigation. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, investigation, reporter, ghost, journalism, supernatural ability, danger, crimes, wizards and magicians, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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