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When a coed ends up dead after a bizarre accident, Kolchak investigates a strange college society that appears to be performing rituals in a mysterious old house.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Thursday October 13th, 2005

Director: Daniel Sackheim
Writer: Adam Sussman

Special Guest Stars
Yancey AriasYancey Arias
As Professor Richard Carr

Guest Stars
Eugene ByrdEugene Byrd
As Alex Nyby
Gil McKinneyGil McKinney
As Jack Mercer
Lane GarrisonLane Garrison
As Craig Boyer
Travis WesterTravis Wester
As Devan Harvey

Co-Guest Stars
Creed CastletonCreed Castleton
As Gus Dunmore
Eamon HuntEamon Hunt
As Charles Dunmore
Colton ParsonsColton Parsons
As John Dunmore
Main Cast
Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
As Carl Kolchak
Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
As Perri Reed
Eric JungmannEric Jungmann
As Jain McManus
Cotter SmithCotter Smith
As Anthony Vincenzo


A woman rides a bus to an abandoned house where two men meet her. They take her inside and hold her underwater in a room filled with burning candles and a snake in a cage. Another man says that she's not ready, but the woman breaks free and tries to get out. She hides from the men and when they go by, she tries to get out through a shower stall. The door closes by itself and the stall fills with water, drowning her...

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Episode Notes
This episode was originally intended to air later in the series. As per the DVD extras, originally the scene with Alex in the morgue had him getting ballet tickets from Carl to impress Perri. The dialogue here was exchanged with the dialogue in "Into Night" when this episode was changed in air order to feature Alex's first appearance.

Episode Quotes
Carl: (opening voiceover) Fear has its own physiology - primal responses to threat. The quickened heart, the sweaty palm, the panic that chokes in the throat. Making time seem to stand still. We are born with these instincts to flee danger from the world outside us, to survive. But there's no place to run when the dangers come not from outside us, but from ourselves.

Perri: What are you, an orderly?
Alex Nyby: "Pathology Specialist."
Perri: Whatever!

Anthony: Start with certainties, and you will end up with doubts.

Carl: (closing voiceover) Fueled by memory, fear takes form. Becoming a thing that lives long after death. Residing not just in our hearts, but in the hidden bonds between us. Fear so powerful can not be escaped, but it can be destroyed.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Rice
DeveloperFrank Spotnitz
Executive ProducerFrank Spotnitz  |  Daniel Sackheim
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis
Supervising ProducerAdam Armus  |  Nora Kay Foster
Co-ProducerRobert Parigi
Consulting ProducerDan Curtis  |  William Schmidt  |  Darin Morgan
Associate ProducerSuzanne Lauer
Production DesignerBernard Hides
EditorMarta Evry
CastingMia Levinson
Unit Production ManagerRobert P. Cohen
First Assistant DirectorRodney Allen Hooks
Second Assistant DirectorDavid Riebel
MusicMichael Wandmacher
Music EditorMicha Liberman
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerVictoria J. Auth
HairstylistRoddy Stayton
Make-upDebra Denson
Key GripMichael Pizzuto
Camera OperatorJules Labarthe  |  Geoffrey Haley
Set DecoratorShirley Starks
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Production Sound MixerRichard Lightstone
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Mosher Hall
Assistant EditorJimmy Hill (2)
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Joe Earle
Director of PhotographyRobert Primes (2)
Story EditorAdam Sussman
Post Production CoordinatorJonathan Thornhill
Coordinating ProducerRobert P. Cohen
Executive Story EditorNoah Baylin  |  Thomas Schnauz
Costume SupervisorPatricia McLaughlin
Special Makeup Effects ArtistMatthew W. Mungle  |  Kris Kobzina
Main Title ThemePhilip Glass
Chief Lighting TechnicianCory Bibb
Sound SupervisorVictor Iorillo
Production AssociateJana Fain
Production StaffNatasha McGough  |  Thu T. Pham  |  Simran Baidwan  |  Erin Ramos
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