An arctic oil-drilling expedition unearths some strange organic matter, cells which begin to spontaneously multiply. When the cooling unit in their storage facility fails, the cells grow into a violent and deadly life-form, a murderous ape-man. Kolchak finds the feature story he's planning on writing about the murders blocked by the authorities at every turn, and it seems that pressure from the large corporation which sponsored the drilling is threatening to squelch the truth about the murders. Written by
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The murder of Robert Gurney (Craig Baxley) is preceded by a television screening featuring Lon Chaney in "The Mummy's Ghost." See more
Carl's camera flash is barely discernible in shooting the ape-man in the ally (towards the camera), but later it's quite bright as it shoots downward at the contents of a canister in a lab. See more
During World War Two, close to this very spot, science bore a child that changed the course of human relations and, to this day, threatens to end human history. It was called, innocuously enough, The Manhatten Project, and it grew into the terror we all have come to know as the hydrogen bomb. But this year, only a stone's throw from here, science delivered a new child.