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TALES FROM THE CRYPT Season One Ep. 2 “AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE”

December 12th, 2007 by aunt john · 2 Comments

i've been a bad girl this year santa!

After braining her husband Joseph Christmas Eve with a fireplace poker, Elizabeth (MARY ELLEN TRAINOR) shoos her Santa-obsessed daughter Carrie Ann off to bed, and sets out to dispose of his body in a snow-covered well. While struggling with the hubby’s corpse, Elizabeth encounters an axe-wielding, insane asylum escapee (LARRY DRAKE of DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW fame) dressed in full Santa Claus regalia. With a swift kick to his holiday package, Elizabeth successfully fends off the lunatic, and a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game of naughty-versus-not-so-nice proportions ensues. Directed by ROBERT ZEMECKIS (the then-husband of Ms. TRAINOR), this half-hour episode of the late ā€˜80s HBO horror staple is a remake of the JOAN COLLINS vignette featured in the 1972 flick TALES FROM THE CRYPT. Although COLLINS leaves some pretty big pumps to fill, TRAINOR earns a well-deserved spot on Santa’s shitlist.

INDELIBLE SCENE(S):

  • Elizabeth gives her husband the poker
  • Insane Santa climbing the ladder to Carrie Ann’s window
  • The Crypt Keeper dressed as Saint Nick (in a word, adorable!)

Santa baby!

Tags: Telenasties




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eric
eric
12 years ago

Larry Drake was so much scarier than the one in the Amicus British “Tales from the Crypt”

unkle lancifer
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12 years ago

This episode made me fall in love with the series. Later it kinda digressed to weekly comeuppance tales that you could see coming from a mile away, but I guess thats in line with the original comics and the actual appeal, morality tales where people get exactly what’s coming to them. I just saw season 7 has a young DANIEL CRAIG in it and I had no idea that he’s been around that long.