Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 2 Episode 11

Judy, You're Not Yourself Today

Aired Unknown Jun 12, 1990 on HBO

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  • Really one of the worst episodes I\'ve seen

    \"Tales from the Crypt\" always balances between the good and the bad, quality-wise. From episode to episode, you\'ll never know what you get. Sometimes you get a really bad episode and \"Judy, You\'re Not Yourself Today\" is definitely one of them.

    The plot is really silly and just too simple to even hold up for 30 minutes. You can see how writer Scott Nimerfro and director Randa Haines realize that and throw in a lot of pointless stuff about guns and figurines that helps nothing. Especially the ending, that usually makes it worth to watch an average episode, is completely wasted because it is predictable, unconvincing and doesn\'t make a lot of sense.

    On top of the narrative problems come two more annoying things: the overacting and the music. The actors never feel neither like real people nor caricatures. They just blurt out their lines as overdone as possible. What kind of accent is Carol Kane supposed to have? Their characters aren\'t very well written anyway but the acting doesn\'t help, it just shows how thin the material is. All of this is made even more painful by the terrible music by Michael Convertino which is so extremly over the top that it is just terrible.

    Sadly, this episode is just a waste of time.