My family was watching on TV.
50 years ago tonight.
On January 11, 1972, ABC aired “The Night Stalker” – he highest-rated made-for-TV movie up until that time.
Darrin McGavin portrayed Carl Kolchak, an investigative journalist digging into serial killings that plagued Las Vegas – serial killings that seemed more and more the work of a vampire.
“The Night Stalker” broke ratings records, spawned follow-up TV-movie “The Night Strangler,” generated the 1974-75 series “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” inspired Fox’s “The X-Files” and garnered a cult following.