The BEST episodes of Night Stalker

Every episode of Night Stalker ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Night Stalker!

Crime reporter Carl Kolchak is partnered with Perri Reed at The Beacon, a Los Angeles newspaper. Together they investigate a string of strange murders all of which may be related to the death of Kolchak's wife 18 months earlier in a similarly bizarre manner. A murder that the FBI consider Kolchak the primary suspect.

Last Updated: 2/24/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
44 votes

#1 - Malum

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2005

Kolchak investigates a troubled boy and his abusive father who leave a trail of mysterious deaths behind them.

Directors: Deran Sarafian
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53 votes

#2 - Three

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2005

After a co-ed dies in a bizarre accident relating to her deepest fear, Kolchak investigates a strange college society that performs rituals in a mysterious old house.

Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writer: Adam Sussman
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The Source (1)
45 votes

#3 - The Source (1)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2005

Kolchak refuses to disclose a source in a story about a drug lord's death at the hands of a biker gang and the disappearance of a DEA agent who could shed light on the identity of Irene's killer, causing Agent Fain to return and investigate.

Directors: Steve Shill
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The Sea (2)
40 votes

#4 - The Sea (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/24/2006

Perri and Kolchak must go on the run from the phantom bikers to protect their source on Agent Caleca and the mysteries behind Irene Kolchak's death. Meanwhile, Agent Fain puts pressure on Vincenzo and Jain to reveal what they know.

Directors: Elodie Keene
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74 votes

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2005

Carl Kolchak takes a job at the L.A. Beacon as a crime reporter and begins investigating a strange case in which a pregnant woman has gone missing. When her body is found fingers point to the woman's husband, but Kolchak believes in the man's innocence, believing that there is a supernatural angle to the story. His investigations are frustrated when Perri Reed, the newspaper's senior crime reporter, digs into Kolchak's mysterious past.

Directors: Daniel Sackheim
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What's the Frequency, Kolchak?
7 votes

#6 - What's the Frequency, Kolchak?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/17/2006

Carl is kidnapped by a man who insists that Carl has been sending him secret messages through his stories.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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10 votes

#7 - Timeless

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/10/2006

Carl and Peri investigate similar deaths that have occured every 35 years since the Beacon was founded.

Directors: James Hayman
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The Five People You Meet in Hell
89 votes

#8 - The Five People You Meet in Hell

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2005

When a peaceful lawyer takes a baseball bat to his wife then kills himself, Carl suspects that a cult leader the man prosecuted is responsible, and has the ability to influence others into unwittingly killing their loved ones. But it soon becomes clear that Perri, whose story helped put the man in prison, is his next target.

Directors: Rob Bowman
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Into Night
11 votes

#9 - Into Night

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/3/2006

Kolchak tries to figure out the cause of death of two office workers who are found mummified.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
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Burning Man
21 votes

#10 - Burning Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2005

The FBI and a pompous reporter believe a copycat killer is responsible for a series of murders identical to those of a dead bio-terrorist who claimed that he could kill people with hellfire, but Kolchak suspects that the murders have a supernatural explanation.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writer: Noah Baylin
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