Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 1 Episode 5

Lover Come Hack To Me

Aired Unknown Jun 21, 1989 on HBO
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Episode Summary

When a couple find themselves stranded in an abandoned mansion on their wedding night, a gold-digging husband gets more than he bargained for when he finds out the true meaning of the phrase, "Like Mother, Like Daughter".

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Running Time: [excluding opening title sequence] 28 minutes 34 seconds.

    • Music: Composed by Joe Renzetti.

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is wearing his traditional robe with the hood down and cleavers a piece of raw meat.

      In the closing wraparound segment, The Crypt Keeper is wearing his traditional robe with the hood down and has a black top hat on his head.

    • [Spoiler Warning]
      Goof: After Peggy's parents finish making love, Peggy's mother says, "Allen, our love is complete now", clearly saying his name. Charles is still on the steps listening to this, but later after she murders Allen, Charles hears her calling him Allen, and then realizes that he was Peggy's father. He should have realized it minutes before when he heard the name the first time.

    • [Spoiler Warning]
      Goof: After Charles tries to stop Peggy's mother from killing Allen and passes through their "ghosts", he says, "It's not Peggy, they're both ghosts". During this, his lips don't move. This could be an evident thought shot but he was talking out loud to himself for all of the scene so why not here? Obviously, this was a voice pickup added later in production.

    • [Spoiler Warning]
      Goof: While Charles is watching Peggy's parents make love, she grabs the axe off the wall making a loud Ka-Ching noise, clearly something one could hear. Although Charles is looking down in confusion over the situation and seemingly does not see her take it down, he looks up and notices the axe is missing, saying, "where's the axe?" Even though he didn't see it, he should have at least heard her take it down, with such an obvious sound.

    • [Spoiler Warning]
      Goof: When Charles is watching Peggy's parents make love, he is clearly talking to himself out loud. Seems senseless to eavesdrop on someone while making such an obvious noise such as speaking out loud.

    • [Spoiler Warning]
      Goof: When Charles is on the steps after seeing who he thought was Peggy and her lover, a clock is seen behind him shown with the time being about a minute passed twelve then the clock begins to chime, it should have chimed at exactly twelve not a minute after.

    • [Spoiler Warning]
      Goof: When Peggy's mother and Allen enter the house to make love, she is wearing shoes. As she is taking off Allen's clothes she kicks off her right shoe leaving only the left one on. After Charles comes down the stairs to watch, Allen is shown with Peggy on the sofa, flipping off her right shoe, the one she had already took off earlier.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper cleavering a piece of raw meat.]
      The Crypt Keeper: It's good to have you back, you horror-hungry humans. You know by now who's here to feed your fear. It's me, the Crypt Keeper, with another flesh-creeping scream story for your shivering pleasure. I'm calling this bite of bitter bile, "Lover Come Hack To Me". [laughs] So plump up that coffin pillow and settle back your bones. We're going to take a little ride to honeymoon hell.

      [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper wearing a top hat.]
      The Crypt Keeper: [laughing] Talk about family traditions. All you bouncing bachelors out there, a word of warning: before you take that matrimonial plunge, check out the bride's background. Open her closet door, and see if any family secrets fall out. Beware of skeletons, unless they're yours truly. [laughs and hat falls off head]

  • NOTES (3)


    • AAA (Triple A)

      An automobile help group once known as the American Automobile Association later changed to just AAA but usually pronounced Triple A. The club provides many services such as tire changes, lockout assistance and towing, they also provide road maps, driver safety programs and hotel guides.

      In this episode, when Charles and Peggy enter the house after their car trouble, she says "Can I call Triple A ?".