Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 1 Episode 3

Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone

Aired Unknown Jun 10, 1989 on HBO

Episode Fan Reviews (9)

Write A Review
out of 10
153 votes
  • Joe Pantoliano stars as a scientist's guiena pig.

    Ulrich (Joe Pantoliano), a homeless man, gets a chance to make a lot of money by allowing a scientist to implant the gland of a cat on his brain, giving him nine lives. He becomes a circus performer who dies only to come back again. He only has a limited number of shows though, and this power over life and death goes to his head in this third episode from the first season.

    This is my favorite episode of the series. The story is classic 'Crypt' style of humor, horror, and great twist. It was directed by co-executive producer Richard Donner, and I like Robert Wuhl as the mc of the sideshow as well as Joe Pantoliano as Ulrich. I like the nine lives of a cat myth used here and the way he dies each time a different way make it interesting. The ending is shot with nice style by Donner.