Carl investigates a series of deaths that take place in a community mostly populated by the elderly. The bodies are partially devoured, seemingly by rats, but Kolchak begins to suspect that a more sinister force is at work: a ghastly flesh-eating Hindu demon known as the Rakshasa has set up shop in the area, and it has the ability to take its victims by surprise by appearing to them as the person they trust the most.
Did You Know?
Some news articles and magazines have stated that Richard Kiel played the Raksasha, although he did not. The uncredited actor has not been identified by any official source. See more
At the very beginning of the episode, you see Kolchak's yellow Mustang convertible with the top up from a distance. In the very next shot, closer to the car, the top is down. See more
I'd have liked to have told Miss Emily that the Rakshasa appeared to me as her. According to the legend it meant that I trusted her. But then I would also have had to tell her that I shot a steel arrow straight into her. I don't think she would have appreciated that.
References Citizen Kane