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Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 6 Episode 12

Doctor of Horror

Aired Unknown Jan 04, 1995 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Two bumbling security guards aid a mad doctor in his quest to steal the souls from recently dead corpses.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a barber.]
        The Crypt Keeper: Yeah, kids these days with their long hair. You can't even tell the boils from the ghouls. And when they do want a cut, they go to one of those fancy salons like Jose Slay-ber or Videad Sassoon. It's enough to make you terror your hair out. [Pulls a towel off a skeleton's head and gasps] Hmmm. I guess that towel was a little too hot. Still, I think it's a good look for you. Once it's groan out, I'm sure you'll love it [laughs]. Which brings to mind the young men in tonight's terror tale. They're about to try a new scare-style as well in a delightful little die job I call, "Doctor of Horror".

        [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a barber.]
        The Crypt Keeper: That Charlie. And you thought he was mixed up before. [laughs] As a matter of fact, I just got a card from Charlie. He went on to open a chain of private clubs for dis-members only. [laughs] Oh, and Richard went into medicine, specializing in intensive scare. So, I've got a free chair. How about a little trim? I promise I won't take off too much. [moves behind nearby newspaper reading patron, cuts, patron screams, Cryptkeeper reappears holding an ear] Shave and a haircut, two bits! [laughs]

      • Richard: We got a Charlie problem here, Doc.
        Dr. Orloff: Well, he's simple-minded and good-hearted and that is a dangerous combination.

      • Charlie: He's trying to steal their souls. How can the dead rest if they don't have their souls?
        Richard: Are you kidding me? Dude, Dr. Orloff's got an excuse for talking that sh*t. He's nuts. You're....seriously stupid, but the last time I checked, you were sane.

      • Richard: Is that it there?
        Dr. Orloff: NO!....No...it will be incandescent. Perhaps only a pinpoint of light. Even a skilled surgeon would miss it unless he believed it was there. Can it be that ethereal? [begins to shout] Can it SHIFT and MOVE with a will of its own? WILL IT ELUDE ME FOREVER?

      • Richard: When you find it, what are you going to do with it?
        Dr. Orloff: Oh, not that much. Just play God.

      • Dr. Orloff: How much do you boys make?
        Richard: Excuse me?
        Dr. Orloff: How much?
        Richard: Not enough.
        Dr. Orloff: That's what I thought! Now I will pay you 500 bucks if you'll help me steal this corpse!
        Richard: 500 bucks?
        Dr. Orloff: Each.
        [Charlie and Richard look at each other, then begin picking up the corpse]

      • Richard: You can count on us, sir.

        Andrews: No, I can't. You're useless, lowlife shitheads. If there's so much as a coffin handle missing in the morning, you are fired.

    • NOTES (2)

      • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Vault Of Horror #13, June-July 1950. Art by Graham Ingels.

        This story is based on the comic story in basically name only as it is completly different and follows a different premise and plotline.

      • The plot of this episode is similar to the 1989 episode, "Soul Searching" from the BBC radio horror show "Fear on Four". Because this episode is based on the comic story in name only, this could be whre they got their idea.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • José Eber and Vidal Sassoon

        Famous European-born hairstylists to the stars. Both men sell styling products as Eber pushes the Biolure line and Sassoon markets a brand named after himself.

        In the Crypt Keeper's wraparound segment he says, "And when they do want a cut, they go to one of those fancy salons like José Slay-ber or Videad Sassoon". This is his famous horror related take on their names.