A pair of seemingly unrelated deaths are connected by the fact that each victim had a small amount of Spanish Moss on the body. When more murders occur, Kolchak is able to determine that ... See full summary »

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A pair of seemingly unrelated deaths are connected by the fact that each victim had a small amount of Spanish Moss on the body. When more murders occur, Kolchak is able to determine that each victim is indeed connected to a comatose Cajun man who is part of a sleep experiment where he is denied the ability to dream. The man's subconscious is able to physically manifest a vengeful monstrosity, the "Paramafait", a legendary Cajun boogeyman who dispatches anybody who wronged the sleeping man. Kolchak's intention to stop the Paramafait marks him for death, unless he can stop the creature before it kills him. Written by acidxian

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The Paramafait was played by Richard Kiel, who also played the Diablero the previous week in "Bad Medicine." Producers liked him so much in both roles, they asked him to be available for a second season of the show. When CBS flip-flopped on whether to renew the show, Kiel opted for a role on the short-lived "Barbary Coast" instead. See more »

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When the monster attacks Kolchak in the sewer, the zipper of Richard Kiel's monster costume is clearly visible on his back. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: Whatever happened to "I'm okay, you're okay"?
Capt. Joe 'Mad Dog' Siska: Well, to tell you the truth, you're not okay! The people in group therapy didn't tell me I was ever gonna meet anybody as un-okay as you are.
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The Peremalfait
10 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) investigates two seemingly unrelated murders that turn out to have a common thread involving Spanish moss, which was found on the bodies. They are traced to a dream research project where the subject is a comatose Cajun man who is being deprived of the ability to sleep, and as an unintended consequence, his unconscious mind has somehow materialized a childhood legend of a towering swamp monster called the Peremalfait(played by Richard Kiel), who kills anyone it views as a threat, and whose next target is Carl... Keenan Wynn makes the first of two appearances as police captain Joe "Mad Dog" Siska, who can't stand Carl! Memorable episode overcomes far-fetched premise with a scary,unique monster and eerie atmosphere.


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