Kolchak: The Night Stalker - episode 3 (The Ripper)

release year: 1974
genre: TV horror/suspense
viewing setting: home DVD, 10/19/05

what Kolchak faces in this episode: The same killer responsible for the "Jack the Ripper" murders in London in 1888.

impressions: This one was pretty good. Kolchak does his homework and makes the connection between several different series of murders over the years, in different places. The true nature of the Ripper is never really explained, though you can draw some conclusions based on his actions and behavior. I really liked the part with multiple police unable to subdue the killer with guns or fists - this makes for direct conflict, not just suggested supernatural forces.

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