Television and Cinema Verities # 20

“If you’re trying to sell the horror and scare people, the show must be firmly grounded in reality.  The people had to be real and react in a real way.  Kolchak is the only character who should have his feet not quite on the ground.  How could you expect people to be seriously frightened by a monster if they don’t believe all the other characters?”
– Darren McGavin discusses Kolchak: The Night Stalker in Fangoria # 3 with interviewer Berthe Roeger. December 1979, page 39.
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2 responses to “Television and Cinema Verities # 20

  1. Darren McGavin's statement is why the two telefilms and the Kolchak:The Night Stalker television series are among my favorite '70s boyhood memories. Kolchak's investigations were always engaging with his voice-over narration. SGB

  2. SGB:Well said, my friend. I couldn't agree with you more. I love the character of Carl Kolchak. McGavin did a brilliant job with him, right down to the colorful voice-over narrations you mention.best,John

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