I’m joined by Mark Dawidziak, author of The Night Stalker Companion to discuss Kolchak The Night Stalker. Mark has a new book about Edgar Allen Poe as well as The Shawshank Redemption. We discuss these as prelude to our main topic: Kolchak. Mark is the world’s leading authority on the subject and it’s our privilege to have him with us for today’s episode.
Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) headlines the 1984 British production of FRANKENSTEIN, co-starring UK greats Robert Powell, David Warner and John Gielgud. I’m joined by Canadian filmmakers and collaborators Anthony DP Mann and Seb Godin, the duo behind the forthcoming film, The Abominations of Frankenstein.
Robert Culp (I SPY, Columbo, Greatest American Hero) is a man driven to take matters into his own hands after he is harassed by out-of-control teens. A telefilm released in the era of Walking Tall and Death Wish, it is based on true events, a tale of do-it-yourself justice. Malcolm Johnson of The Horror Show Blog and Facebook page contributes a segment.
EPISODE 100: In this landmark episode, we celebrate the yuletide with the help of our special friend — actor, filmmaker, and audio dramatist, Anthony DP Mann, who joins me in our main discussion about 1984’s CBS Presentation of A Christmas Carol, starring George C. Scott. This version is renowned for its fidelity and excellence, an annual tradition for many who cherish Dickens’ most famous ghost story. And Rockford Jay weighs in to discuss some related artifacts. Won’t you make merry with us?
EPISODE 89: THE LAST DINOSAUR (1977): There’s a prehistoric paradise in the polar ice cap, a lost world teeming with creatures thought long-extinct and Masten Thrust, Jr. (Richard Boone) will take us there.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, NBC adapts CARRIE as a television event in 2002, starring Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson and David Keith. Carrie White is an object of scorn and ridicule until the night of the senior prom when she unleashes her fury.
On October 30th, 1938, Orson Welles terrified a nation through the young medium of radio when he presented H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds as a Halloween offering. The panic that ensued is legendary and is captured in the ABC Friday Movie of the Week from 1975.
TV TERROR PODCAST takes you higher. An unspeakable evil has boarded an international flight and it’s up to the crew and its passengers to mollify angry spirits if they’re ever to touch down safely. William Shatner and Roy Thinnes star.
H.P. Lovecraft’s appeal extends across time and nations. We visit the Japanese town of Innsmouth near Arkham and Dunwich, where fish-men walk the shadows of the seaside village. We follow a reporter who journeys from the city to investigate the truth of the place. Do you dare to come along?
Carol Kane and Charles Durning reprise their roles from the classic babysitter-in-peril movie, When A Stranger Calls (1979) as a former victim and P.I. who will protect a young woman from a demented stalker in the sequel telefilm, When A Stranger Calls Back (1993).