A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the ... See full summary »

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Captain Joe Baker
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The Diablero
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Dr. Agnes Temple
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Charles Rolling Thunder
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A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the murders increase, Kolchak learns that the force at work is know as The Diablero, a being cursed to roam the Earth in search of valuable gems. Written by acidxian

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29 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Producers like Richard Kiel's performance as Diablero so much they asked him to portray the Paramafait (Cajun bogeyman) in "The Spanish Moss Murders" the very next week. See more »

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Kolchak's voiceover states that the story happens in mid-November, but the weather is bright and sunny. Chicago, on average, sees snow by late October. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: [Grabbing his hat and jacket] Okay. If clothes make the reporter around here, then Carl Kolchak can play that game too!
Tony Vincenzo: Where are you going?
Carl Kolchak: [Storming out the door] I'm taking the rest of the afternoon off. I am going out and buy myself some new clothes, okay?
Emily Cowles: [Delighted] Finally!
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The Diablero
10 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) investigates the recent deaths of wealthy society matrons whose priceless jewels were stolen. The thief turns out to be another supernatural threat, this time a towering Native American called the Diablero(played by Richard Kiel) who is a cursed entity forced to roam the Earth in search of jewels it must collect. The Diablero can shape-shift into animal forms, in this case a coyote and a crow, making its escapes easier. It also uses its eyes to transfix its victims, which Carl uses to his advantage... Unusual episode with a far out premise works because of the threatening presence of Richard Kiel, perfectly cast to be menacing.


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