Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Came the Dawn 

A lecherous millionaire offers a lift to a beautiful seductress in the middle of nowhere with horrific consequences.


Uli Edel


Steven Dodd (creator), Ron Finley (screenplay)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Brooke Shields ... Norma
Perry King ... Roger
Michael J. Pollard ... Ed
Valerie Wildman ... Woman at Restaurant
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)


Roger a rich businessman notices the beautiful seductress Norma at the side of the road as he drives to his log cabin. It's pouring with rain and she's soaked through. To Roger's libidinous joy she accepts his offer of a lift. However the femme fa-tale has other ideas but little does she know that the lecherous millionaire has a very jealous and possessive wife... Written by Robert McElwaine

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Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Roger: [recorded video of Roger in drag on TV] I won't stand for it. Dinner for two! Champagne for two! And my color lipstick on the glass! You've got some little trollop in our bed, don't you? You'd stick your dick in a shrub if you thought there were a rodent in it! You worthless piece of shit.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Great "Tales from the Crypt" episode... totally different than the source material
8 January 2013 | by Edie_RevolutionSee all my reviews

I've just been getting into reading the original EC Comics stories that these "Tales From the Crypt" episodes were based on. This is a terrific episode... But I just thought it was funny how different it was from the original comic. The only things similar are a cabin in the woods and a mysterious, wet, stranded woman. The title actually makes sense for the comic...

But no worries... I just thought it was interesting. Curious to see if I find any more adaptations in the series that are this different from the original comic.

Anyway... on to the actual episode. Brooke Shields is totally effective, as is Peter King. I really don't want to give too much away, as the plot is pretty twisty...

This really isn't one of the funnier episodes of "Tales from the Crypt"... just a nice, scary little crime tale. The prologue is pretty damned funny though. Some great Cryptkeeper puns!

Watch it and enjoy. Hopefully all of these episodes will be streaming somewhere soon. HBO Go? C'mon! As of now, they are readily available on DVD.

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