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Kolchak: The Night Stalker
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, gothic
Plot: monster, ghost, supernatural ability, vampire, domestic disturbance, supernatural, workplace intrigue, danger, deadly, mummy, newspaper, cover up, dangerous animal, zombie, journalism, news reporter, stalking, uncover truth, media satire, who done it, imaginary, media, rivalry, columnist, werewolf ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and mind bending films and TV series with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, crimes, mystery, murder and investigation mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Night Strangler (1973), Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972), Night Stalker (2005), The Norliss Tapes (1973), Nothing But the Night (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Night Stalker
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Night Strangler
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 ...
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Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Time: 70s, 1920s
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    User:   37%
 
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    User:   36%
 
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 5.8
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