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