Pumpkins are actually fruit, Molly was right the second time.
Music: Composed by Nicholas Pike.
Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segments, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a card dealer.
(Carl has Molly pinned to the floor)
Carl: You got all those Masks B*#ch! Let's see what's under yours!
(Pulls on Molly's Mask but instead of pulling it off, leaves four gashes on the mask and on his fingers)
Molly: (in pain) Nooo!
(Carl grimaces in pain falling over. Molly stands up over him, the circular saw in her hand)
Molly:It was never a Mask, Carl it's the way I was born! (Chuckles seeing him squirm) Hair of the dog; plus a little something extra. I swear you must have the Slowest Metabolism in the God Damn World...
(Turns on the saw and lowers it to Carl's face)
Carl: (screaming) Noooo!!!!
(Later Molly is seen preserving his face and adding it to her collection in the Cabinet.)
Carl: Listen, uh, not to be rude or anything but uh, what are you...heh..no, I mean your costume?
Molly: I'm a body bag. I thought the invitation said "come as you are".
Carl:....Well, how are you a body bag?
Molly: A synthetic shell with a corpse inside.
[Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a card dealer at a poker table with two skeletons.]
The Crypt Keeper : [Throwing poker chips.] Hmmm...I see your raise and I call. [Stabs a garden spade in bloody heart on table.] Bleed 'em and weep, spades beat hearts everytime. [laughs] Oh, hello creeps. So glad you could join me for my weekly game. My deal. Hacks and chokers are wild. Are you in ? Good. So's the man in tonight's terror tale, except his game is relationships. It's a ghoulish little gamble I call, 'Only Skin Deep'.
[Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a card dealer at a poker table with two skeletons]
The Crypt Keeper: I guess that's one way to wear a guy out. [laughs] Still, I think Carl and Molly make a hell of a couple, I mean, talk about boo of a kind. Ok, I see your raise and raise you twenty. Call ! [Skeleton drops four aces and gets a fireplace poker through the head.] Now That's a poker face ! [laughs]
Director Connection: William Malone also directed the episode, "Report From The Grave".
EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Tales From The Crypt #38, Oct-Nov 1953. Script by Al Feldstein with art by Reed Crandall.
The 16th President of the United States who served from 1861 to 1865, the time of his assassination. The first president to be elected from the Republican Party, he is most famous for leading the nation to victory during the Civil War and issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which led to the end of slavery in the country. He is also known for his phyical appearance, quite tall and bearded and often wearing a top hat. He appears on the American penny and the American five dollar bill.
In this episode, Bob, the host of the Halloween party in the beginning, is dressed up as a zombie Lincoln, complete with bloody headshot make-up.