Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 4 Episode 4


Aired Unknown Jul 04, 1992 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Two con artists attempt to setup a rich tycoon but when he dies they stage a fake seance to muster the remaining money from his spiritual believing widow.

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  • The Crypt Keeper: So sweetheart, ya say your husband's been cheatin' on ya with another ghoul?

    I absolutly loved this episode! I loved the the theme, twist, and of course the Crypt Keeper's puns. I must say Cathy Moriarty, Ben Cross, & John Vernon played great parts in this. But I also must say the way Mr. Chalmer's (John Vernon's) death was really gruesome! I mean who wants to fall down an elevator hole and when the elevator goes down, you're squashed to peices! Ugh! When they find out that Mrs. Clalmers is blind- Allison & Benny try to perform a Seance. But here comes the twist! The next night Mrs. Chalmers visits Allison's (as Madame) shop. But then sees someone in a black coat w/ hood. It is the dead Mr. Chalmers. He tries to pull out Allison's heart, but pulls her open & realizes that she dose'nt have a heart. Overall Great Episodes. One of my absolute Favs!moreless
Ben Cross

Ben Cross

Benny Polosky

Guest Star

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Dorothy Chalmers

Guest Star

John Vernon

John Vernon

Mr. Prescott Chalmers

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a private eye.]
      The Crypt Keeper: It was another one of those hot L.A. days. Things were about to get interesting, when she walked in. Her name was Samantha, and she was beautiful. A regular corupus dilecdie, with a great chest...cavity, that is. Somethin' in her socket said "Beware." Must've been the way they said "hello" to me. So sweetheart, ya say your husband's been cheatin' on ya with another ghoul? That it? Well, I'll be glad to hear your story, but first I've got a tawdry tale of my own to tell. It's about a couple of scam artists who want to make a killing, provided they don't kill each other first. I call it, "Seance".

      [Closing wraparound segment.]
      The Crypt Keeper: Well, maybe Al and Benny will finally get it together now. After all, two deads are better than one. As for Sam, it turned out she was right. Her husband was cheatin' on her with a zombie he'd met on a business trip out for the ghost. In the end, I decided to let Sam handle things her own my. Go ahead, slay it again Sam. [laughs]

  • NOTES (6)

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Vault Of Horror #25, June-July 1952. Art by Johnny Craig.

    • Cast Connection/Relation: Kate Vernon, John Vernon's daughter, appears in the episode, "Till Death Do We part".

    • When this episode aired in syndication as part of AMC's Fear Friday, the Crypt Keeper opening wraparound segment was truncated and began with the Crypt Keeper saying "So Sweetheart, you say your boyfriend's been cheating on you with another ghoul?", not the crime noir-esque inner monologue that preceded it in the original episode.

    • Cast Connection: Tim Ahern is also in the episode, "Forever Ambergris".

    • Cast Connection: Harry Anderson, who wrote this episode, also appears in the episode, "Korman's Kalamity".

    • Director Connection: Gary Fleder also directed the episode, "Forever Ambergris".