Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 19

The Youth Killer (14 Mar. 1975)

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Kolchak discovers a very attractive woman who maintains her youth and beauty by sacrificing young men and women to ancient Greek gods.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Surtees
Sergeant Orkin
Bella Sarkof
George Savalas ...
Kaz (as Demosthenes)
Jack Grinnage ...
Eddie Firestone ...
Michael Richardson ...
Penny Santon ...
James Ingersoll ...
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A dating service for young, fabulous singles proves to be a breeding ground for supernatural murder when certain members start turning up as elderly corpses. Kolchak makes the connection and discovers that the proprietor of the dating service has a mysterious way of remaining young and beautiful. Written by acidxian

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While going through Ms. Tibbs's apartment, Kolchak reads a "scroll" and describes it as saying she was "some kind of a member of a society at the Max Match corporation...", as if this is completely new to him. But just a short time before he found the same scroll in William Cubby's apartment. See more »


Kaz: Hey, why don't you take another cab?
Conventioneer: [speaking with a hangover] Who do you think you're talking to, cabbie? I am the president of my own feed company. I flew here first class. I'm staying at the Randolph, the biggest hotel in the world. Twenty-four hundred rooms.
Kaz: Hey, sport, you are not staying at the biggest hotel in the world. The Hotel Rossiya in Moscow has thirty-two hundred rooms and your hotel's nothing.
Conventioneer: [pauses] Who counts Communists?
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Running on Empty
25 July 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This, the penultimate episode of the series, may be the weakest. Curvaceous blonde Cathy Lee Cosby (as Helen Surtees) runs a dating service that serves as a front for killing off young people, so she can perpetuate her own youth. Ms. Cosby is really the ancient Greek mythological woman known as "Helen of Troy". Soon, Kolchak (Darren McGavin) is hot on her trail. The "ghoul-of-the-week" format's death knoll has risen. The writers, Mr. McGavin, and the "Kolchak" series are clearly out of gas and money; however, the supporting and guest cast hold up well.

** The Youth Killer (3/14/75) Don McDougall ~ Darren McGavin, Cathy Lee Cosby, John Fiedler

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