Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 2 Episode 13

Korman's Kalamity

Aired Unknown Jun 26, 1990 on HBO

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Wasted idea

    A self-referential episode dealing with an artist of the \"Crypt\" comics whose creations come to life? Sounds great, doesn\'t it? Well, sadly the good idea wasn\'t put to anything exciting.

    First of all, the story was all over the place and therefore really confused. The wife and the cop and the pills and the coworkers were just too much because there was nothing left for a story. He draws the monsters and sometimes, somehow they become real. There didn\'t seem to be a real pattern behind it.

    But what really disappointed me was the execution of the monsters. How can Woodruff and Gillis, the masters of monsters, create such silly-looking things? They were caricatures of real monsters, not scary at all. They looked more like \"Meet the Feebles\" than monsters, except that they didn\'t look funny either. Just silly.

    I liked Harry Anderson even though he wasn\'t used enough. Why does his annoying wife get so much time for being annoying while has to be silent most of the time?

    With a story more developed and some better-looking monsters this could have been really great. So it\'s just okay.

    i liked anderson's performance in the film. he was also good in Stephen King's IT. good style of the TFTC comics. this has a nice anthology style known as "the-bitchy-wife-keeps-pissing-off-the-husband-then-he-kills-her-with-the-help-of-a-monster" situation, simliar to wat "Creepshow" did in the segment "The Crate", with actress Adrienne Barbeau and Hal Holbrook. GO CRYPTKEEPER!
  • The story of an artist whose creations come to life (and death)and the results that follow...

    Korman's Kalamity was great, especially since it stared Harry Anderson who did a pretty good role in Stephen King's IT. The opening song was good and the introduction into the troubled life of an EC comics artist who pressured by his lacking horror sense and his cruel and abusive wife that won't divorce him even though she hates his guts. Much like the typical horror story, fertility pills he takes don't do much for his sexual needs as much as they do for his mind which spawns creatures of all kinds such as the first: a laundry monster that kills a man that attempted to assault and murder Cynthia Gibb's character. The piece de resistence was when the bad wife finally met her monsterous match and Korman is finally free of her.

    This was good.