September 1974 – December 1974, Friday
10:00-11:00 on ABC
January 1975 – July 1975, Friday 8:00-9:00 on
1975, Saturday 8:00-9:00 on ABC
Marmelstein..... Carol Ann
the bizarre and supernatural, seen through the eyes of Carl Kolchak, a crime
reporter for Chicago’s Independent News Service. The series was an odd mixture
of reality and fantasy, with wisecracking reporter Kolchak and his commonsense
investigations juxtaposed with inexplicable happenings.
the usual hoods, Kolchak kept running into vampires, werewolves, zombies, and
other esoteric phenomena. If he was sent to cover a crooked politician, he would
find that the man had sold his soul to the Devil – literally. If he was covering
a museum opening, a 500-year-old Aztec mummy would come to life. Kolchak’s main
trouble was convincing his skeptical editor, Tony Vincenzo, to print his
was based on the highly successful TV movie of the same name. It premiered,
appropriately enough, on Friday 13th, but lasted for only a single season.