Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 5 Episode 1

Death of Some Salesmen

Aired Unknown Oct 02, 1993 on HBO

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  • A con-man traveling around selling fake cemetery plots to ignorant hicks, whose loved ones have recently passed, comes across the wrong family who are tired of being conned by tricky salesman, and they teach him a valuable lesson.

    Judd Campbell is a traveling cemetery plot salesman. Well, let me re-phrase that a bit. He's a con-man pretending to be selling cemetery plots. Unfortunately, there is no cemetery plot. He goes around ripping off ignorant hicks whose loved ones have recently passed and who don't know any better. At the end of the day, after collecting tons of cash from the yokels, he inadvertently comes across the wrong house thinking it's someone else. But the ugly woman (who is actually played by Tim Curry--as well as the father and daughter) who opens the door asks if he's selling something, so Judd goes in anyway. Big mistake to come! It turns out this family has been conned by other salesman dozens of times, and they just aren't going to take it anymore. The plot thickens as Judd meets their daughter, Wynona, who could make Shelly Duvall look like a homecoming queen. Judd must pretend to fall in love with her, so he can avoid being killed by her insane father; however, when they are being wed, Wynona kills her mother and father---or does she? Judd shoots her and begins digging in the basement for the ostensibly married money from all the previously murdered salesman. But he finds a big surprise---there is no money just a death certificate with his name on it! And when he looks up, he sees the gruesome family standing there who had pretended to be dead. In the end, they sold him a little something. And Judd ends up staring down the insane father's shotgun!