Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 6 Episode 5

Revenge Is the Nuts

Aired Unknown Nov 16, 1994 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a mime.

      In the closing wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a hot dog vendor serving fingers on buns.

  • Quotes

    • The Crypt Keeper: Thanks, pal, for nothing. I tell ya, kiddies, things are tough all over. What with my hack-spenses going up and suddenly finding out I owe the Die-RS a fortune, your pal the Cryptkeeper's had to find himself a second job. Still, it's worse for the people in tonight's terror tale. It concerns a group of inmates at the local home who've got a few horrid choices of their own to make. I call it "Revenge is the Nuts".

    • Grunwald: You can learn a lot from a woman's shoes. Screamers usually wear spiked heels. Tight-asses, pumps. I wonder how combat boots will fit in.

    • Sheila: Well who the hell made you king?
      Grunwald: In the land of the blind, even the one-eyed man is king.

    • Sheila: This place smells horrible.
      Samuel: It grows on you. Literally.

    • The Crypt Keeper: That Grunwald. One little problem and he goes right to pieces. At least now we know what's really eating him. As for me, kiddies, I think I've got my money problems licked! I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. Talk about a killing! (places human finger inside hot dog bun) Everybody loves finger food! (turns to skeleton customer]Hey ! You want a side of ghoul slaw with that?

  • Notes

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Vault Of Horror #20, Aug-Sept. 1951. Script by Al Feldstein & Bill Gaines with art by Graham Ingels.

      This episode also uses elements from the story, "Blind Alleys" from Tales From The Crypt #46 Feb-Mar. 1955, with art by George Evans. That story was also featured as the last segment in the 1972 Tales From The Crypt film, directed by Freddie Francis.

  • Allusions

    • Luke 20:25

      A biblical quote spoken by Jesus when asked how he believed the people should handle the taxation by the Roman government.

      As Grunwald putts golf balls at Sheila's feet, he quotes, "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's" which is directly from this gospel.

    • Grunwald: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks.
      Referencing William Shakespeare's play, Romeo & Juliet. Romeo speaks the line to Juliet in the famous balcony scene, Act 2, Scene 2.

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