Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 1 Episode 1

The Man Who Was Death

Aired Unknown Jun 10, 1989 on HBO



  • Quotes

    • Niles Talbot: [Narrating] This here is Charlie Ledbetter, sitting in his cell out at the state penitentiary. It's long about midnight, Charlie's gonna die in a few minutes. One thing Mr. Ledbetter ain't thinking about is Joe Saylor, his old boss. You see, one day, Charlie had a half pint of vodka for lunch, he got to thinking about how they turned him down when he wanted that raise. Now he felt real bad about that, Old Charlie did. He'd been working there for about seven years, and he didn't have too much to show for it. So he went down and got his cold blue .44 out of the glove box of his chevy, took it up to Mr. Saylor's office. Two slugs went into Saylor, three went wild, last one went right through a glass wall into a secretary who was passing by. Got her right behind the ear. Killed her big as hell. Kind of a lucky shot, really. About the only kind of luck Charlie Ledbetter ever had.
      Niles Talbot:[Breaking the fourth wall] I guess right about now, Charlie Ledbetter's starting to think pretty serious about that Valley Of Death. He's thinking about that rubber diaper they give him to wear. Wondering if he'll crap all over himself when I juice him in a couple of minutes.
      Charles Ledbetter: It ain't right!
      Niles Talbot:[Breaking the fourth wall] He will.