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Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 3 Episode 8

Easel Kill Ya

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Aired Unknown Jul 17, 1991 on HBO
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A struggling artist finds unlikely inspiration when he begins to capture the brutality of murder in his paintings.

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      • Mayflower: Look carefully around you Jack. This is some of the most awful momements in the twentieth century. Downstaris I have thousands more in a vault. They're graphic. They're real. But they lack one thing, one supremely important thing: the artist's touch his ability to interpret the horror of the world through the darkness of his own soul. You have some of that darkness, don't you Jack? You hear the shadow's voice, don't you?

      • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper painting a beating heart.]
        The Crypt Keeper: Greetings, art lovers. Vincent Van Ghoul here, with another morbid masterpiece sure to paint you to a coroner. [Laughs] Hmm...something's not quite right. Ah, yes! [Stabs the beating heart] Not that's a still-life! [Laughs] Tonight's tale concerns a painter who's tired of people giving his work the brush. I call this pestilent portrait of the artist as a young mangler, "Easel Kill Ya".

        [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper painting with a strange paintbrush.]
        The Crypt Keeper: Well, Sharon's croaking is sure to leave a very bad taste on Jack's palette. What a shame she turned into such a Moana Lisa. [Laughs] You know kiddies, some artists prefer watercolors. Others prefer oils. But me, I prefer fingerpainting. [Laughing while holding up his human finger-paintbrush]

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      • Johnny Craig

        In this episode, Tim Roth's character, Jack Craig is an homage to EC artist, Johnny Craig, who wrote and drew the story this episode was based on.

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