Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Came the Dawn

Season 5, Ep 10, Aired 11/17/93
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  • Episode Description
  • A seemingly timid man picks up a suspicious female hitchhiker and takes her to his cabin where she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Kassir

    voice of The Crypt Keeper

  • Uli Edel

  • Ron Finley

  • Christopher Franke

  • Rick Bota

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • a young woman "norma", a theif, is picked up by a wealthy man. she thinks she hit the jackpot by getting picked up by a rich man, but she turns out to be wrong.

    By marieia, Nov 16, 2006

  • We never did find out what was \"Norma\'s\" real name was. Other than that I found it quite satisfying and treasure the insinuation of S&M when Broooke starts to tie the man to his bed frame. Quite Evergreen Reviewish, don\'t you think?

    By daveboy1, Jun 27, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeeper dressed as an airline attendant on an airplane.] The Crypt Keeper: (through the intercom) Good evening, creeps, and welcome aboard Tales from the Crypt Scarelines flight 666, offering direct service from your living room straight to hell. (laughs) As we will be experiencing some tur-boo-lence, we recommend that you keep your seatbelts fastened, and your vomit bags handy. So slip on your dead-sets and get ready for tonight's in-fright entertainment. (talks regularly) It's a nasty tale about my favorite kind of ghoul, dread-heads. I call it, "Came the Dawn". [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeeper in an electric chair.] The Crypt Keeper: Hmm...I know they say blondes have more fun, but you gotta admit, redheads really know how to swing. (laughs) So, 'til next time, kiddies, I hope you'll excuse me, but I've got a little private business to take care of. It's the only way to fry. (laughs) I've always wanted to join the Mile-Die Club. (electrocutes self and laughs).

    • [Spoiler Warning] Norma: (shocked) Oh my god, Roger! Roger: (holding axe) I'm gonna make you look like that b*tch in the restaurant (A terrified Norma cowers in front of the TV) I'll fix your a** for good!!! Norma: Ahhh!!! (Running to the back door, Roger misses and smashes the TV. Norma tries to open the door but the chain prevents her.) Norma: No, No, Help! Roger: (looms over horrified Norma) Roger is Mine! (brings the Axe down on Norma over and over, while blood seeps from under the door).

    Notes (2)

    • Many fans believe the twist ending to this episode is very similar to Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film, Psycho (1960).

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Shock SuspenStories #9, June-July 1953. Script by Al Feldstein with art by Wally Wood.

    Trivia (2)

    • Music: Composed by Christopher Franke.

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segments, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as an airline attendant.

    Allusions (3)

    • Psycho

    • Catherine The Great

    • Norma

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