Carl may be up against the original Jack the Ripper, a black-caped, bullet-resistant, super-human killer of women.

Director:

Writers:

(created by) (as Jeff Rice),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Beatrice Colen ...
Jane Plumm
...
Elderly Woman
...
...
Capt. Warren
...
Masseuse (as Marya Small)
Don Mantooth ...
Policeman (as Donald Mantooth)
Rob Berger ...
Mail Boy (as Robert Bryan Berger)
...
Det. Cortazzo
Clint Young ...
Driver
Mickey Gilbert ...
Edit

Storyline

When a rash of serial murders suddenly begins in the Chicago area, Kolchak establishes a similarity between the new killings and the murders committed by Jack The Ripper. The killer soon reveals himself to possess superhuman characteristics, and Kolchak suspects that they may be dealing with the original Ripper after all. Written by acidxian

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Though actress Ruth McDevitt is credited only as "Elderly Woman", her character is actually given a name in dialogue - Miss Eggenweiller (no spelling shown) Ruth McDevitt would later join the regular cast as "Miss Emily Cowles", the columnist to whom "Miss Eggenweiller" had written in this episode. See more »

Goofs

The narration refers to Milwaukee being "just across the state line from Chicago" when it is in fact roughly 100 miles north of the city. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carl Kolchak: [Voiceover intro] If by chance you happened to be in the Windy City between May 25 and May 29 of this year, you would have had good reason to be terrified. During this time Chicago was stalked by a horror so frightening, so fascinating, that it ranks with the great unsolved mysteries of all time. It's been the fictional subject of films, plays, even an opera. Now, here, are the true facts.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Short Run Begins
18 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a rash of serial murders suddenly begins in the Chicago area, Kolchak (Darren McGavin) establishes a similarity between the new killings and the murders committed by Jack The Ripper.

How can you not love that Kolchak writes "Miss Emily" rather than works a crime beat, or is a detective? This is a great angle to approach the show from. Not only is it weird, unexplained supernatural events, but the protagonist is a little bit outside the usual.

Heck, we even get to see the gritty side of Chicago and Milwaukee. This makes the show a bit edgy, even showing a strip club in the opening scene and getting as close to nudity as possible without getting the show banned from the air. Well played.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?