Tag Archives: Richard Matheson

“The Night Strangler” (1973)

“The X-Files came about as a result of my love as a kid of two movies on television: The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler, which we’re fantastic and scary and had left a really big impression on me.”                                                                    … Continue reading

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“The Night Stalker” (1972)

“Judge for yourself its believability and then try to tell yourself, wherever you may be, it couldn’t happen here.” Carl Kolchak “The Night Stalker” premiered on ABC television (American Broadcasting Company) on January 11, 1972. The television movie garnered record … Continue reading

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“George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead”

Zombies have become ubiquitous in just about every medium of our popular culture. In Italy, on September 2, 1978,  when “Dawn of the Dead” first premiered, however, the massive hordes of decaying undead weren’t nearly as omnipresent. The movie is … Continue reading

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“Kolchak Episode – The Inspiration for Chase’s Sopranos”

Created by Jeff Rice, and starring Darren McGavin, (A Christmas Story) “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” aired on ABC Television from September 13, 1974 through March 28, 1975. Unfortunately, the momentum generated from two popular and successful television movies, The Night … Continue reading

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“Duel – Spielberg’s Portrait of Road Rage”

The harrowing, tension filled movie “Duel,” was originally a seventy-four minute television film directed by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan), which first aired on Canadian television on November 10, 1971 and several days later, on November 13th, premiered on American … Continue reading

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