Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Loved to Death

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 6/15/91
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  • Episode Description
  • A writer falls for his next door neighbor even though she won't give him the time of day. When his mysterious landlord gives him a potion to make her fall in love with him, she becomes a tad clingy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Kassir

    voice of The Crypt Keeper

  • Tom Mankiewicz

  • Joe Minion

  • Lou Angelo

  • Jimmy Webb

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A twisted love story done hilariously.

    By malcovio, Nov 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Edward: I thought these words would never cross these lips: Miranda, I'm f***ed out. Miranda: I'm not f***ed out!

    • [Opening wraparound segment.] The Crypt Keeper: Dying for a date? Aching for a little prick of passion? Well be careful what you wish for, or like the young man in tonight's terror tale, you may just get it! I call this nauseating number "Loved to Death". [Closing wraparound segment.] The Crypt Keeper: Good old Edward. He should have stuck to sending mash notes. Maybe then he wouldn't have ended up in a state of holy deadlock. [turns to skeleton girl] So, was it good for you too? Ooh, talk about head over heels. [laughs]

    Notes (4)

    • A still from the closing segment for this episode is the cover for the Tales from the Crypt Season 6 boxset.

    • The Spanish title for this episode translates to "An Eternal Love".

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Tales From The Crypt #25, Aug-Sept 1951. Story by Al Feldstein with art by Jack Kamen.

    • This episode is similar to Twilight Zone episode, "The Chaser" (1960)

    Trivia (3)

    • Running Time: [excluding opening title sequence] 27 minutes.

    • Music: Composed by Jimmy Webb.

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is wearing his traditional robe and shooting arrows at a cherub/cupid's heart. In the closing wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is wearing a regular robe and is in a heart shaped bed with a female skeleton.

    Allusions (1)

    • It's a Wonderful Life A 1946 film directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. Based on the short story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern, it is about a man who saved from suicide by an angel. The film has since went on to become a Christmas classic with various airings on TV during the holiday season. Edward has a poster of the movie and when he looks at it, he sees Miranda in the Reed role.

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