A series of brutal crimes are taking place in Chicago’s underworld. Each victim has his spine snapped. Things become more bizarre when the same corpse is discovered at the scene of two of the murders – a Haitian, his ears filled with chicken blood. Despite police resistance, Kolchak discovers that the Haitian, Francois Edmonds, was killed by the same men who are now being murdered. Edmonds’ mother is a voodoo priestess, capable of raising the dead to seek vengeance for their murder. In this case, she is animating her own son to avenge himself. When he gets too close to the truth, Kolchak becomes a target. He tracks the zombie to the auto junkyard where it rests in a hearse. The only way to permanently kill it? Fill its mouth with salt and sew the lips together, or strangle it while burning holy candles.
Guest Cast: Charles Aidman (Captain Leo Winwood), Joe Sirola (Benjamin Sposato), Scatman Crothers (Uncle Filemon), Val Bisoglio (Victor Friese), Antonio Fargas (Sweetstick Weldon), J. Pat O’Malley (Cemetery Caretaker), Earl Faison (Francois Edmonds – The Zombie)
Notes: This is one of the better episodes, particularly the climax when Kolchak must climb into a hearse and try to sew the zombie’s lips together.
LogBook entry by Steve Crowe