THE NIGHT STALKER, Dan Curtis Breaks TV Ratings Record, January 11, 1972

This influential television film followed washed-up reporter Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin, as he investigates a Las Vegas serial killer. Based on an unpublished novel by Jeff Rice and a screenplay by Richard Matheson, “The Night Stalker” added just the right amount of sarcastic humor with a vampire horror tale for a fresh, winning […]

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A Case of Rape, February 20, 1974

At last check, this made for TV movie is still one of the Top Ten All Time ratings winners in the entire history of made-for-television movies. Starring the actress responsible for lovable witch Samantha Stephens on Bewitched, Elizabeth Montgomery raised the bar on television production with A Case of Rape. The story-line featured graphic rape […]

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The Day After, November 20, 1983

Imagine if we lived in a world in which the most ghastly visuals of death and destruction were displayed on television, and schools encouraged children to rush home to watch them. Well, we do live in that world, at least we did in November, 1983. The Day After was a special effects laden made-for-TV-movie with wooden […]

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS: Angel’s In Paradise, September 14, 1977

In the spring of 1976, a new television genre was officially launched. A jiggly television movie starringFarrah Fawcett, Jacqueline Smith, and TV series veteran Kate Jackson (Dark Shadows, The Rookies), surpassed anyone’s expectations, scoring a staggering 55% share of the TV audience. Naturally, ABC, under new leadership from TV programming genius Fred Silverman, scheduled the […]

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