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 ... See full summary »

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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 acidxian

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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 »

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Ron Updyke: It seems some dangerous animals did escape, including two large apes, a pair of adult African gibbons, as well as a Malayan tiger, a civet cat, and a pie-cost.
Tony Vincenzo: What's a pie-cost?
Ron Updyke: 89 cents.
[chuckles]
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The Ape-Man
10 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) investigates the strange case of savage murders that were committed by an Ape-man, recently revived when its cells(which were found by an oil-drilling expedition then stored in a freezer) are thawed out when that freezing unit breaks down, and the cells grow at an astonishing rate. Carl is stymied by the oil corporation and the authorities, but does manage to track it down to its underground lair... Another unlikely premise made to work because of genuinely eerie moments in the climatic showdown underground, with effective use of music and menace. Similar in premise to both past and future versions of "The Thing".


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