Richard Matheson’s Kolchak Scripts

Kolchak Scripts

Hardcover: 314 pages
Publisher: Gauntlet Press (January 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1887368647
ISBN-13: 978-1887368643


Gauntlet Press is publishing Richard Matheson’s Kolchak telefilm screenplays — “The Night Stalker”, “The Night Strangler”, and “The Night Killers” — in a compilation entitled RICHARD MATHESON’S THE KOLCHAK SCRIPTS. This will be the first time these screenplays will have seen print.The book will be edited by acclaimed Kolchak chronicler Mark Dawidziak (THE NIGHT STALKER COMPANION), and will include interviews with Matheson, William F. Nolan, Jeff Rice, and Dan Curtis. The book will also include never-before-released Kolchak artwork and photos.

“The Night Stalker” and “The Night Strangler” were two “Movies of the Week” in 1972 and 1973, respectively, and led to the Kolchak television series (1974-1975). “The Night Killers” is an unproduced script written by Matheson and Nolan, whose rights are still retained by director/producer Dan Curtis.

Author: Mark Dawidziak

Mark Dawidziak is the author or editor of about 25 books, including three studies of landmark television series: The Columbo Phile: A Casebook, The Night Stalker Companion and Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, his lighthearted 2017 tribute to Rod Serling’s classic anthology series. He also is an internationally recognized Mark Twain scholar, and five of his books are about the iconic American writer. He spent 43 years as a television, film and theater critic at such newspapers as the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. His work on the horror side of the street also includes the novel Grave Secrets, The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dracula, short stories, and comic book scripts. He lives in Ohio.