A pair of seemingly unrelated deaths are connected by the fact that each victim had a small amount of Spanish moss on the body. When more murders occur, Kolchak is able to determine that each victim is indeed connected to a comatose Cajun man who is part of a sleep experiment where he is denied the ability to dream. The man's subconscious is able to physically manifest a vengeful monstrosity, the "Paramafait," a legendary Cajun boogeyman who dispatches anybody who wronged the sleeping man. Kolchak's intention to stop the Paramafait marks him for death, unless he can stop the creature before it kills him.
Did You Know?
The Pere Malfait was played by Richard Kiel, who also played the Diablero the previous week in "Bad Medicine." Producers liked him so much in both roles, they asked him to be available for a second season of the show. When ABC flip-flopped on whether to renew the show, Kiel opted for a role on the short-lived "Barbary Coast" instead. See more
When Bobby Ray Solange is in the recording booth, he isn't wearing any headphones. He's also standing too close to the mic and the booth is missed wrong for an instrumental only track. See more
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