Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Dead Right 

Cathy wants a rich and successful life, and fast. She visits a medium who tells her she will meet a man who will inherit a lot of money, and die in a violent way soon after. When she meets grossly overweight Charlie who informs her of his rich relatives, she promptly marries him. As it turns out, the medium is always right.


Howard Deutch


Steven Dodd (creator), Andy Wolk (screenplay)




Episode cast overview:
Demi Moore ... Cathy Marno
Jeffrey Tambor ... Charlie Marno
Natalija Nogulich ... Madame Vorna (as Natalia Nogulich)
Troy Evans ... Al
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Kate Hodge ... Sally
Earl Boen ... Mr. Clayton
Susan Lentini Susan Lentini ... Leane
Joe Lerer Joe Lerer ... TV Reporter
Phyllis Hamlin Phyllis Hamlin ... Reporter
Eric Poppick ... Manager
John Towey ... Justice of the Peace
Raina Manuel Raina Manuel ... Young Woman
Darlene Hartwell Darlene Hartwell ... Ora Lee
Tiffany Million ... Stripper #2 (as Sandra Margot)


In 1950, the secretary Cathy is a gold digger that wants to marry a wealthy man. When the visits the clairvoyant Madame Vorma, she predicts that Cathy will be fired from her job and find a new job on the same day. Things happen exactly as foretold by Vorma and Cathy visits her again. Now the medium tells that she will marry a man that will inherit a fortune and die in a violent way immediately after. When Cathy meets the repulsive overweight Charlie Marno, she learns that he has a wealthy uncle. Cathy gets married to him and soon she finds that the prediction of Madame Vorma was correct. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


It was rumored this role is based off of actual true life events. See more »


Charlie "inherits" Cathy's money, after he kills her due to his legal status as her husband. However, laws prevent killers from receiving the victim's inheritance for obvious reasons. See more »


Charlie Marno: I love married life.
Cathy Marno: It's rich, isn't it?
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Features The Jack LaLanne Show (1951) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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"Vorma is always right..."
26 December 2013 | by Foreverisacastironmess123See all my reviews

The second season began with a strong start with this memorable gem of a tale that's all about a fortune teller, a gold-digger, and a slob! It's definitely one of the sillier-toned stories in the show, although there is one moment of fairly insane bloodshed towards the end. It's directed by the same guy who did season one's "Only Sin Deep", and is almost a complete rehash of that episode, only I find this one to be a slight improvement all around, it's a lot less corny and more fun. I like the subtle 50's setting, it's cool how not all of them were set in current times. Jeffrey Tambor's over the top performance is just too much, after beholding him in this you'll probably never look at the man the same again! "Charlie" was a great loathsome yet almost pitable character, I love how his appearance and manner are so utterly gross and obnoxious that he comes off more like some kind of bloated monster than a human, he actually looks like he stinks, you'd think even gold-diggers would have standards! He's really menacing and creepy in the big scene which is one of the most straight-up insane moments of the series, where he brutally slays Cathy while repeatedly roaring out like a lunatic the old adage""If I can't have you, nobody can!" And one of the things I love the most about this show is that part of me feels the horror of the spectacle, but another really wants to laugh! Pre-Ghost Demi Moore was good as a selfish and greedy woman with her eyes on the prize. She wasn't such a bad person that you hated her or anything, but you couldn't exactly like her either. I love the scene where Cathy and her friend imagine various ways in which Charlie might meet his foretold violent end, all of which are shown in hilarious detail, like him getting flattened by a big 'ol mack truck because a car wouldn't be big enough! Cathy would have probably been okay if she'd have been able to resist going home to rub it in. I didn't really feel too bad for either of them, as they were both pretty nasty people, just in very different ways. I liked sassy character of Madame Vorma the best.", she had a really cool attitude and her adorable little dog and how she broke the fourth wall and it was intriguing how you weren't sure if she handed out half-truth bad predictions on purpose for kicks or not. What happened to Cathy was like a self-fulfilling prophecy on the loss of her job and then her life. She never even needed to marry Charlie, as the money had nothing to do with him! It's not a particularly surprising twist, but it does a good job of keeping you wondering how it's all going to turn out. Still a great episode that holds up, one of many of a fantastic fun and macabre series that I'll love forever. X

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