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When one thinks of strong time periods for televised terrors the 1970’s do not usually spring to mind. But the era of Nixon, Vietnam, and Star Wars gave us solid scares from the idiot box even if they tend to have gone under the radar. Most of these horror shows came from overseas and anthologies were quite prominent. In honor of these underrated shows here are the greatest horror shows of the 70’s.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker: While it only lasted 20 episodes, this Darren McGavin starring vehicle laid the foundation for shows like The X-Files, Gravity Falls, and countless others. Outspoken reporter Carl Kolchak has little interest in covering typical stories, if he is going to grab his camera and head out in his yellow Mustang the event has to by rooted in the supernatural. Each week, Kolchak found himself confronting vampires, ghosts, werewolves, witches, and other…

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