Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Seance

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 7/4/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Two con artists attempt to setup a rich tycoon but when he dies they stage a fake seance to muster the remaining money from his spiritual believing widow.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Kassir

    voice of The Crypt Keeper

  • Gary Fleder

  • Harry Anderson

  • Jimmy Webb

  • Rick Bota

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Crypt Keeper: So sweetheart, ya say your husband's been cheatin' on ya with another ghoul?

    By SNLFAN422, Aug 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a private eye.] The Crypt Keeper: It was another one of those hot L.A. days. Things were about to get interesting, when she walked in. Her name was Samantha, and she was beautiful. A regular corupus dilecdie, with a great chest...cavity, that is. Somethin' in her socket said "Beware." Must've been the way they said "hello" to me. So sweetheart, ya say your husband's been cheatin' on ya with another ghoul? That it? Well, I'll be glad to hear your story, but first I've got a tawdry tale of my own to tell. It's about a couple of scam artists who want to make a killing, provided they don't kill each other first. I call it, "Seance". [Closing wraparound segment.] The Crypt Keeper: Well, maybe Al and Benny will finally get it together now. After all, two deads are better than one. As for Sam, it turned out she was right. Her husband was cheatin' on her with a zombie he'd met on a business trip out for the ghost. In the end, I decided to let Sam handle things her own my. Go ahead, slay it again Sam. [laughs]

    Notes (6)

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Vault Of Horror #25, June-July 1952. Art by Johnny Craig.

    • Cast Connection/Relation: Kate Vernon, John Vernon's daughter, appears in the episode, "Till Death Do We part".

    • When this episode aired in syndication as part of AMC's Fear Friday, the Crypt Keeper opening wraparound segment was truncated and began with the Crypt Keeper saying "So Sweetheart, you say your boyfriend's been cheating on you with another ghoul?", not the crime noir-esque inner monologue that preceded it in the original episode.

    • Cast Connection: Tim Ahern is also in the episode, "Forever Ambergris".

    • Cast Connection: Harry Anderson, who wrote this episode, also appears in the episode, "Korman's Kalamity".

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    Trivia (4)

    • The sign on the Crypt Keeper's office door in the opening wrap around reads: CRYPT KEEPER INVESTIGATIONS NO HEADSTONE LEFT UNTURNED

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segments, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a crime noir-esque private eye. The wraparounds are also shot in black and white.

    • John Vernon receives the "and" credit.

    • Music: Composed by Jimmy Webb.

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