Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 4 Episode 7

The New Arrival

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Aired Unknown Jul 25, 1992 on HBO
9.2
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To boost his troubled ratings, An arrogant radio child psychologist decides to do a series of shows from the home of a mother with the ultimate problem child.

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  • An arrogant radio-show psychologist visits a strange woman's house to counsel her troubled child to boost his ratings. He and his radio crew soon find a shocking surprise: The daughter has been dead for 40 years, and the mother's love leeps her alive.moreless

    7.5
    David Warner stars in this chilling Tales From The Crypt episode! Dr.Alan Getz is an arrogant radio talk-show child psychologist who thinks he has all the answers to parents' problems with their children. When he discovers his manager is planning on giving his time slot to someone else, his manager, his assistant, and he visit a strange women's house who always calls about her troubled daughter in order to do a psychology broadcast from the home in order to boost his ratings. They soon discover this isn't what they thought it would be. It is one strange thing to another. The mother seems obviously disturbed when she comments on her husband still serving in World War II. Dr.Getz soon discovers the woman's daughter has been dead for 40 years, but the mother's love keeps her alive!moreless
  • This is by far the scariest Tales from the crypt episode. The story is about a psychologist who recieves a call on his radio show from a women who has problems dealing with their daughters bad behavior.moreless

    9.9
    This episode is one of my favorites, It is the only one that scared me from the first 4 seasons. This episode has good acting, good direction, and great story. It will keep you on the edge of you're seat till the very end. If you are a tales from the crypt fan you will not be disapointed. I didn't give it a ten, because it isn't perfect, but very close.moreless

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    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper in a straight jacket and talking to a psychiatrist.]
      The Crypt Keeper: You see what I mean, doc? It's...it's just like that nightmare I told you about. The one where I keep having where I'm petting Bambi! You've gotta help me, doc! I'm losing my mind! I can't seem to take a joke anymore. I mean a choke. I mean... It's like the man in tonight's tale. He's a head shrinker whose about to undergo a little final analysis of his own, in a paranoid parable I call 'The New Arrival'.

      [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper treating his shrink who is now wearing the strait jacket on a Psychiatrist's coach.]
      The Crypt Keeper: You'll be happy to know that Dr. Getz did get another radio show, though he was much more careful this time about screaming his calls. [laughs] I'm feeling so much better. You were right, dog. A little smotherly love was all I needed. So 'til next time, kiddies. I'm sending my shrink to join the others. You know what they say: the morgue, the merrier! [laughs]

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