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. Written by
Did You Know?
Though Donald Mantooth is credited only as "Sleep Subject," his character is named numerous times in dialogue as "Paul Langois." See more
When sleep subject Paul Langois goes into cardiac arrest, no one does anything. Medical research firms are required by law to have resuscitation equipment, and police officers (like Captain Siska who is standing nearby) are trained in CPR. See more
Whatever happened to "I'm okay, you're okay"?
Capt. Joe 'Mad Dog' Siska
Well, to tell you the truth, you're not okay! The people in group therapy didn't tell me I was ever gonna meet anybody as un-okay as you are.