Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Season 1 Episode 2

The Zombie

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1974 on ABC

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  • Zombies and voodoo!

    The episode begins with the death of a crime syndicate member, Willie Pike, who dies by having his spine snapped by an unseen horror. Kolchak, at first, dosen't investigate it. But, Vincenzo gives Carl a chance for an exclusive on a police raid at the Russo brothers farm. The catch is that Kolchak has to take along the niece of an INS bigwig. Afterwards, the police squad, led by Captain Leo Winwood, won't let the press view the bodies. After a visit to the morgue, Kolchak learns that both Willie Pike and the Russo brothers both died from having their spines snapped. Another body, a Haitian named Francois Edmonds, was brought in that had been previously buried. The weird part is that he died from .44 bullets and he was bleeding chicken blood out of his ear. After investigating, and witnessing Francois Edmonds walking around and killing, Kolchak learns that voodoo is involved and that Edmonds is a zombie. Kolchak discovers that Edmonds' mother is controlling Edmonds and killing everyone who was involved with her son's murder, including Captain Winwood. She has also targeted Kolchak because of his investigating. Kolchak later hunts down the zombie and uses salt, candles, needle and thread to kill it. This was a pretty exciting and creative episode with a touch of humor.