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Someone is using a twice dead Haitian named Francois Edmunds to put a hurt on the mob, but Kolchak's the only one who believes the man is a zombie.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Friday September 20th, 1974

Guest Stars
Carol Ann SusiCarol Ann Susi
As Monique Marmelstein
Chuck WatersChuck Waters
As Jerry
Gary BaxleyGary Baxley
As Willie Pike
John FiedlerJohn Fiedler
As Gordy "The Ghoul" Spangler
Antonio FargasAntonio Fargas
As Sweetstick Weldon
Ben FrommerBen Frommer
As The Monk
Charles AidmanCharles Aidman
As Capt. Leo Winwood
Earl FaisonEarl Faison
As Francois Edmonds
Hank CaliaHank Calia
As Albert Berg
J. Pat OJ. Pat O'Malley
As Cemetary Caretaker
Joseph SirolaJoseph Sirola
As Benjamin Sposato
Paulene MyersPaulene Myers
As Mamalois "Marie Juliette" Edmonds
Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers
As Uncle Filemon
Val BisoglioVal Bisoglio
As Victor Friese
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Carl Kolchak
Simon OaklandSimon Oakland
As Tony Vincenzo


Popular folklore would have us believe that there exist in the Underworld ruthless men who fear nothing. This story should debunk that myth...

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Episode Notes
Both "Gordy the Ghoul" and Monique Marmelstein appear for the first time in this episode, and before it's over Kolchak puts Monique in a cab heading to Brooklyn. She's back by the next episode though.

This is one of only two episodes in the series in which Ron "Uptight" Updyke does not appear, the other is episode #20 "The Sentry".

Kolchak's informant "The Monk" appears here for the first and last time, he's never seen again during the show's run.

Alex Grasshoff directs his first of three episodes with "The Zombie", the others were #8 "Bad Medicine" and #10 "The Energy Eater".

Episode Quotes
Carl: (opening narration) Popular folklore would have us believe that there exists in the underworld ruthless men who fear nothing. This story should debunk that myth.

Carl: (voice over on his relationship with the Chicago Police Department) Captain Leo Winwood and I had a relationship that was long and bloody, like the Crusades, only without the chivalry.

Carl: François Edmonds, the deceased, was buried a third time at public expense – a third time. However, this time, rock salt was poured in his mouth, and his lips were sewn shut. City officials will deny this, but you can see it for yourself, if, IF, you’d care to venture out to Saint Lucie’s cemetery, and exhume the corpse. Be my guest. If you’ve got the nerve...

(about one of his informants)
Carl: The Monk was of a lower order. He had never taken the vows of poverty or silence.

(Carl narrates over a scene of Albert Berg having his spine turned to shrapnel.)
Carl: Bad as my problems were at that moment, they were nothing compared to those of Albert Berg.

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CreatorJeff Rice
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