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Bad Medicine 

A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the ... See full summary »

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... Carl Kolchak
... Tony Vincenzo
... Captain Joe Baker
... The Diablero
... Dr. Agnes Temple
... Charles Rolling Thunder
... Ron Updyke
... Auctioneer
... Delgado
... Emily Cowles
... Schwartz
Dennis McCarthy ... Ballistics Man
... Guard
Keith Walker ... 1st Reporter
Marilyn Clarke ... Hostess (as Madilyn Clark)
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A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the murders increase, Kolchak learns that the force at work is know as The Diablero, a being cursed to roam the Earth in search of valuable gems. Written by acidxian

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29 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Producers like Richard Kiel's performance as Diablero so much they asked him to portray the Paramafait (Cajun bogeyman) in "The Spanish Moss Murders" the very next week. See more »

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When Kolchak takes a photograph of the 'dead' dog it moves an ear. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: [Grabbing his hat and jacket] Okay. If clothes make the reporter around here, then Carl Kolchak can play that game too!
Tony Vincenzo: Where are you going?
Carl Kolchak: [Storming out the door] I'm taking the rest of the afternoon off. I am going out and buy myself some new clothes, okay?
Emily Cowles: [Delighted] Finally!
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Kolchak: "Bad Medicine"
19 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

PLOT: Kolchak investigates the dubious suicides of rich society matrons who just happened to be missing priceless jewels. As similar deaths occur, Kolchak learns about a Native American legend, the Diablero, a shapeshifting witchdoctor condemned to roam the Earth and acquire a treasure to lift his curse.

COMMENTARY: This episode is most notable for 7'2" Richard Kiel as the 'monster.' He passes surprisingly well as an American Indian who has an affinity with the crow and coyote. Kiel was best known as James Bond's hulking antagonist 'Jaws' in "The Spy who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979).


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