Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Dead Right

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 4/21/90
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  • Episode Description
  • After visiting a fortune teller, a gold-digging waitress marries a fat grotesque man in the belief he will inherit a million dollars then die.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Demi Moore

    Cathy Marno

  • Jeffrey Tambor

    Charlie Marno

  • Kate Hodge


  • Troy Evans


  • Earl Boen

    Mr. Clayton

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • I think this episode was good, nothing more and nothing less.

    By Realjad, Sep 06, 2010

  • One of the rare TOTC episodes to stick to the comic story it is adapted from, which is a reason EC junkies will like this episode

    By CreepshowFan, Feb 08, 2009

  • Demi Moore stars a gold-digging woman seeking a man with money because a fortune teller says she'll marry a man with money. The fortune teller is right. But there are some technicalities to this prediction!

    By tricdadec, Jun 24, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Charlie Marno: If I can't have you, nobody can!

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a gypsy fortune teller and reading a crystal ball] The Crypt Keeper: I look into the future, my darlings...and for you, I see something grotesque. It will sicken and disgust you. It's me! [laughs] Tonight's tale is a sickening stab at suspense about a gold-digger who wanted big bucks to buy baubles and bangles. Look out, Cathy. I see you just might buy the big one. [laughs] [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a gypsy fortune teller and reading a crystal ball] The Crypt Keeper: Poor Cathy. She did buy the big one. And that Charlie, what a cutup. Still, he wasn't sad in the end. You see, when Charlie got his just desserts... he requested seconds. [laughs] And now I predict the future. Next week you'll be in the same time, same place, same station for another hideous hateful hall of horror.

    Notes (5)

    • Cast connection: This is the second of two episodes in a row to feature a cast member from the 1979 Three's Company spin-off, The Ropers. Jeffrey Tambor appears in this episode, and Audra Lindley appeared in the previous episode, "Collection Completed".

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from The Vault Of Horror #25, June-July 1952. Story by William M. Gaines & Al Feldstein with art by Graham Ingels.Story adapted from Shock SuspenStories #6, Dec 1952-Jan 1953. Story by Al Feldstein with art by Jack Kamen. There is also an EC comic story titled, "Dead Right !" in Tales From The Crypt #37 which was adapted for season three and renamed as the episode, "Abra Cadaver". EC comics recycled titles several times during their run.

    • Cast connection: This is the first of three episodes in a row to feature a cast member from the 1984 sci-fi hit, The Terminator. Earl Boen appears in this episode, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rick Rossovich appear in the next episode, "The Switch" and Lance Henriksen appears in the one following that episode, "Cutting Cards".

    • Cast connection: Troy Evans is also in the episode, "Split Personality".

    • Howard Deutch also directed the episode, "Only Sin Deep".

    Trivia (5)

    • Goofs: Cathy mentions that Charlie is so big that he has his own zip code, but this episode is supposed to take place in the 1950s and zip codes weren't introduced until 1963.

    • The story is set in 1950.

    • Music: Composed by Jay Ferguson.

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segments, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a gypsy fortune teller.

    • In the opening wraparound segment, The Crypt Keeper does not say the title of the story.

    Allusions (1)

    • Cheek To Cheek

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