Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 17

Legacy of Terror (14 Feb. 1975)

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Reporter Carl Kolchak investigates college men dying of heart attacks and Chicago citizens having their hearts cut out by Aztecs.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Bieri ...
Captain Webster
Tillie Jones
Mr. Eddy
Victor Campos ...
Jack Grinnage ...
Pepe Torres
Carlos Romero ...
George Andrews
Capt. Madge Timmins
Officer Earl Lyons
Ernest Macias ...
Andrew Gomez (as Ernesto Macias)
Robert Casper ...
Prof. Jones
Mina Vasquez ...
Rita Torres


In this compilation of two "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (1974) episodes, "Demon in Lace" and "Legacy of Terror", a reporter must investigate two supernatural occurrences: the mysterious deaths of healthy young men by heart attacks on a college campus, and the sacrifice of physically fit victims with a dull knife to the heart in Chicago. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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The Aztec headdress worn by Erik Estrada was originally used in the 1947 movie Captain From Castile, worn by the Aztec ambassador Cacamatzin. See more »


Carl Kolchak: Businessman? What businessman keeps a mummy in the basement and a dummy in a key staff position?
Tony Vincenzo: Carl, you yourself said that the mummy vanished, right?
Carl Kolchak: Yeah.
Tony Vincenzo: You had a terrible hit on the head, and you saw things. And as for having dummies in key staff positions, I'm as guilty as the next.
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Review for "Demon and the Mummy" 1975 feature
24 November 2008 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Like its companion feature, "Crackle of Death" (copyright 1974), this feature (copyright 1975) is comprised of two episodes of the great teleseries KOLCHAK:THE NIGHT STALKER, which ran for only twenty episodes in the fall 1974-75 season. "COD" was comprised of episodes 6 ("Firefall") and 10 ("The Energy Eater"), while episodes 16 ("Demon in Lace") and 17 ("Legacy of Terror") formed the basis for this one. This was the reason that these four entries were, for many years, unavailable in syndication, whether on the CBS LATE MOVIE or on cable's Sci Fi channel. Both features ventured back and forth between two different plot lines with often dizzying results, new voice-over work from actors Darren McGavin and Simon Oakland helping to bridge the gaps. "Demon in Lace" was about a female succubus who enters the bodies of recently deceased young women to seduce healthy male college students who die from heart attacks, with good roles for Jackie Vernon, Carolyn Jones, and Andrew Prine as an archaeologist who uncovers the secret behind the horror. "Legacy of Terror" had numerous victims being found with their hearts cut out, sacrifices to an Aztec mummy on the verge of being restored to life, with its final, willing, sacrifice being played by a young Erik Estrada. Viewing all four individual episodes is the best way to see them intact, now that the entire series is available on DVD, but these two 'features' still warrant a look for the curious, last broadcast on the Sci Fi channel in 1998.

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