RICHARD MATHESON'S KOLCHAK SCRIPTS by Richard Matheson. Clorado Springs, CO; Gauntlet Publications; 2003. 1st edition hardcover. It took 2 ˝ years to secure all the rights and permissions to publish Richard Matheson’s three KOLCHAK SCREENPLAYS. This is the first release of “The Night Stalker”, and “The Night Strangler” (two “Movies of the Week” in 1972 and 1973, respectively, which led to the Kolchak series 1974-1975), plus “The Night Killers” (an unproduced script whose rights are still retained by Dan Curtis, and may one day become a feature film).
Acclaimed Kolchak chronicler Mark Dawidziak edits the book, which includes interviews with Matheson, William F. Nolan (who co-wrote “The Night Killers”), Dan Curtis and Jeff Rice (creator of the Kolchak character). Gauntlets agreement with ABC-TV allows them to publish just a signed limited edition of 552 copies (numbered and lettered). As a collectible, these scripts rival the limited edition of RICHARD MATHESON’S THE TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS.
The book includes photos from private archives (relating to "The Night Stalker" and "The Night Strangler") that have never before seen the light of day. And, we were able to obtain artwork by noted illustrator E. Silas Smith (he was commissioned to draw for "The Night Stalker" and "The Night Strangler"). These pieces have also never been published before.
Table of Contents for RICHARD MATHESON'S KOLCHAK SCRIPTS:
Introduction to The Night Stalker (by Mark Dawidziak)
Cast and credits for The Night Stalker
The Night Stalker (by Richard Matheson)
Introduction to The Night Strangler (by Mark Dawidziak)
Cast and credits for The Night Strangler
The Night Strangler (by Richard Matheson)
Introduction to The Night Killers (by Mark Dawidziak)
The Night Killers (by Richard Matheson and William F.
Afterword by Chris Carter
Appendix A: The Rest of the Kolchak Story
Appendix B: Richard Matheson and the TV Movie
Appendix C: Richard Matheson and the Vampire Story
Appendix D: Photos and Illustrations
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