Carl investigates a series of deaths that take place in a community mostly populated by the elderly. The bodies are partially devoured, seemingly by rats, but Kolchak begins to suspect that a more sinister force is at work: a ghastly flesh-eating Hindu demon known as the Rakshasa has set up shop in the area, and it has the ability to take its victims by surprise by appearing to them as the person they trust the most. Written by
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Alternate title: "The Rakshasa". See more
Kolchak correctly cites the fact that the swastika is an Indian character used to ward off evil, but the Indian swastika points to the left. The Nazi swastika - or, hakenkruis as the Germans called it - is reversed it so that it points to the right. Many of the swastikas in back of the Indian restaurant are the Nazi one. See more
The Rakshasa have magical powers, Tony. They seduce their victims to death by taking on the image of someone the victim trusts.
And poor Harry Starman... he trusted you? Obviously he never had to depend on you to come up with a cogent story... something that'll turn a profit!
References Citizen Kane