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A college professor unknowingly unleashes a succubus, a demon that takes female form, on the male students of Illinois State Tech. Kolchak teams with a reporter from the campus newspaper to find a way to destroy the creature before it kills again.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Friday February 07th, 1975

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Special Guest Stars
Andrew Prine
As Professor C. Evan Spate

Guest Stars
Donald Mantooth
As Tim Brennan
Keenan Wynn
As Capt. Joe Siska
Ben Masters
As Mike Thompson
Carlos Molina
As The Landlord
Carmen Zapata
As Spanish Woman
Carolyn Jones (1)
As The Registrar
Davis Roberts
As Coroner
Hunter Von Leer
As Don Rhiner
Jackie Vernon
As Coach Toomey
John Elerick
As Mark Hansen
Kristina Holland
As Rosalind Winters
Margaret Impert
As Betty Walker
Maria Grimm
As Maria Venegas
Milton Parsons
As Dr. Salem Mozart
Steve Stafford
As Craig Donnelly
Teddie Blue
As Demon
Main Cast
Darren McGavin
As Carl Kolchak
Simon Oakland
As Tony Vincenzo


It was Goethe who said, “We love girls for what they are.” Well, even the great Goethe could have learned something from the tale that took place on the campus of Illinois State Tech...

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Episode Notes
Don Weis directs his fourth and final episode with "Demon In Lace". The others were #4 "The Vampire", #6 "Fire Fall", and #14 "The Trevi Collection".

Capt. Joe Siska:
Keenan Wynn makes his second appearance as "Capt. Siska". His first appearance was in #9 "The Spanish Moss Murders".

Episode Quotes
Carl: (opening narration) It was Goethe who said we love girls for what they are. Well, even the great Goethe could have learned something from the tale that took place on the campus of Illinois State Tech.

Carl: (to Vincenzo) Playing drums? You?!? You haven’t got a syncopated bone in your body! You WALK off rhythm!
Tony: What are you talking about? I hadda band of my own – Tony Vincenzo’s Neopolitans!

Tony: Whitehead…Julius Whitehead… Didn’t we carry an item on him recently? He found something in a desert somewhere and went bananas?
Carl: Yeah, Iraq.
Tony: What?
Carl: He went bananas in Iraq,
Tony: He should have stayed in Chicago. The same thing would have happened; he would have saved travel expenses and jetlag!

Carl: Your yard smelled bad enough to send rats back to Detroit!

Episode References
Carl makes several references to Captain Siska's anger management therapy. It was established at the time of The Spanish Moss Murders that the captain had been in therapy for a year.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Rice
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