A rare fusion of the Old West, gothic horror and science fiction. Rays from a mysterious meteor kill one man and infect his teenage son with a mutating werewolf-like malady. The "Meteor Monster" goes on a murderous killing binge and terrorizes the countryside as the sheriff and townspeople watch in horror. One of the last films of legendary special effects make-up artist, Jack Pierce, who created the original Boris Karloff make-up in "Frankenstein" and "The Mummy."
New Doctor: Wally becomes very sick and receives special attention from everyone, including his parents, friends, teachers, and doctors.
Bud enjoys his new leadership as chairman of the school picnic committee, until the power goes to his head.