Kolchak: The Night Stalker - episode 10 (Bad Medicine)

release year: 1974
genre: TV horror/suspense
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/19/05

what Kolchak faces in this episode: The Diablero, an ancient cursed Indian spirit that's stealing jewels and killing their owners.

impressions: This one was decent. I am beginning to wonder a couple of things about Kolchak: 1) why hasn't he been fired yet, for basically not doing what his boss tells him to do? 2) why haven't the police locked him away for life yet, seeing as how he's always present at murder scenes? Hell, from their point of view, Kolchak could very well be a serial killer! Anyway, this episode had a good tricking-the-co-workers scene, and it also guest-starred Richard Kiel ("Jaws" from a couple of James Bond movies) as the gigantic Indian/spirit.

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