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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.
TV show
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

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The Night Strangler (1973)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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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, scary, tense, serious, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, police investigation, investigation, stalking, serial killer, murder, amateur detective, media, deadly, politics, zombie, danger ...
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The Sight (2000)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
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Duration: 254 min.
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Duration: 107 min.
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Country: USA
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TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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Lost Voyage (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Episode 50 (2011)
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Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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The Cry (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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