Watch The Night Stalker and The Night Stangler

Long ago, before we had to deal with A.D.D. and intentional behavioral dysfunctions excused as normal today, we didn’t have 1,000 choices to entertain us. We had a few radio stations, a few TV channels and that was it.

In 1972, Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Claude Akins and Janos Skorzeny starred in the Sunday Night Movie on ABC that later became a short-lived series canceled way too soon entitled “The Night Stalker.”

Originally, there were two made for TV movies: The Night Stalker (1972 – above) and The Night Strangler (1973 – below)

Airing as a Tuesday night movie on ABC back on January 11, 1972, the first movie brought in the highest ratings of any television movie at that time (33.2 rating – 54 share)

As an added bonus, we’ve added all the available episodes from the short-lived TV show below as well. Kolchak: The Night Stalker 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.

For more on this great character, the movies and the TV show, click here