Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 3 Episode 2

Carrion Death

Aired Unknown Jun 15, 1991 on HBO

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • Nasty Poetic Justice

    This tale is simply a poetic justice tale, it's actually a retelling of a myth about a condemined man in hell who was doomed for eternity to continually roll a rock up the hill only to have it roll down and crush him every time. It's hurts just to watch because emphasise factor is turned up high, you can't help but sense and feel the same things the Digs character experences. Even though you don't want the bad guy to get away, another part of you can't help but feel the bad guy's urgance to excape (even though you know he wont in the end). But most of all you feel all the pain he goes though, from the heat, sand, thrust, starvation, as well as the dead body weight he drags like a ball n' chain (obviously symbolism on his sins). Though this experence your not completely sure which was worse and more painful, the journey or the punishment in the end. When Dig endures a painful climb up the hill only to fall down and endures a rather grusome death from a buzzard that's been following him around thoughout the whole episode (symbolism of death). So, crime doesn't pay because you pay for it with your own soul.
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