|Air date||January 10th, 1975|
|Writers||L Ford Neale; John Huff|
|Starring||Darren McGavin; Simon Oakland|
"Horror in the Heights"
"Mr. R.I.N.G." is the twelfth episode of the supernatural mystery series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. It was directed by Gene Levitt with a script written by L. Ford Neale and John Huff. It first aired on ABC on Friday, January 10th, 1975 at 8:00 pm. In this episode, a scientist created a homicidal robot called Mr. R.I.N.G. that kills his creator, a mailman and several others, causing great frustration for Carl Kolchak.
|Darren McGavin||Carl Kolchak|
|Simon Oakland||Tony Vincenzo|
|Julie Adams||Mrs. Walker|
|Corinne Michaels||Leslie Dwyer|
|Bert Freed||Captain Akins|
|Donald Barry||Security guard|
|Jack Grinnage||Ron Updyke|
|Ruth McDevitt||Emily Cowles|
|Henry Beckman||Senator Stephens|
|Craig Baxley||Mr. R.I.N.G.|
Notes & Trivia
- This episode is included on disc three of the Classic Television: Kolchak: The Night Stalker DVD collection.
- This is the only episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker directed by Gene Levitt. It is his only episodic television work in the horror genre, however he did direct a TV murder mystery film in 1974 called The Phantom of Hollywood.
- This is the second episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker written or co-written by L. Ford Neale. It is his second work in television in total. He previously worked on the episode "Bad Medicine". His next episode is "The Sentry". This series is his only work in the horror genre.
- This is the second episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker written or co-written by John Huff. It is his second work in television in total. He previously worked on the episode "Bad Medicine". His next episode is "The Sentry". This series is his only work in the horror genre.
- This is the eighth appearance of Ruth McDevitt in the role of Emily Cowles. It is her third appearance in an episode that does not begin with the word "The". She previously appeared in "Horror in the Heights". Her next appearance is in "The Trevi Collection".
What else have they done?
- Actress Julie Adams is best known for playing the female lead of Kay in the 1954 sci-fi classic, The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
- Actor Craig R. Baxley He is also known for playing murder victim Robert Gurney in the "Primal Scream" episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
- Actress Maidie Norman is also known for playing Nurse Agnes in the 1982 supernatural horror movie Halloween III: Season of the Witch.