Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 2 Episode 15

Mute Witness to Murder

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Aired Unknown Jul 10, 1990 on HBO
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A woman becomes mute from shock after she witnesses a man slaughter his wife from across the street. When her husband calls a doctor, who is also the murderer, he commits her to an insane asylum.

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      • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a surgeon.]
        The Crypt Keeper: Good evening, kiddies. I just had quite a scare. I actually thought my heart was beating again. [laughs] Tonight's twisted tale is a villainous voyage; a murderous medical madness that screams out the cryp-sequences of getting too nosy with your neighbors. So the next time you stare into someon'es window, remember, curiosity killed the cat.

        [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper struggling in a straitjacket]
        The Crypt Keeper: Where's Houdini when you need him? Well that was quite a scream, wasn't it, kids? And what a surprise for poor Dr. Trask. There's a villain with a heart. Attack, that is. [laughs] Just when he thought he was going to silence Susan forever, she walked all over him. I suppose you're wondering what became of Susan. If you give me a scream, I might just tell you! [laughs]

    • NOTES (2)

      • Richard Thomas is best known for playing John-Boy Walton on The Waltons.

      • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Crypt of Terror #18, June-July 1950. Story and art by Johnny Craig. The Crypt of Terror series was re-titled Tales From the Crypt at issue 20.

        This is one of only two stories adapted from the Crypt Of Terror comic book series, the other story is "The Man Who Was Death", however, the stories "Cave Man" and "Ghost Ship" from that series were loosely adapted for the Tales From The Crypt Keeper animated series.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Humphrey Bogart

        In this episode, after Suzy witnesses the crime from across the courtyard, Paul returns with the present for her and in a voice impersonating Bogart, he says, "Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart".

      • Houdini

        In the closing wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is in a casket trying to escape from a strait jacket and he says, "Where's Houdini when you need him"? This refers to the famous escape artists many stunts where he escaped from situations in a strait jacket.

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