Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Doctor of Horror 

A Mad Doctor enlists the help of two security guards in a morgue in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the human soul.


Larry Wilson


Steven Dodd (creator), Larry Wilson (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview:
Hank Azaria ... Richard
Travis Tritt ... Charlie
Ben Stein ... Andrews
Austin Pendleton ... Orloff
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)


Charlie and Richard are two loser security guards who work the night shift in a local morgue. There first night on the job becomes an eventful one when they catch the eccentric Dr. Orloff trying to pilfer one of the corpses kept in storage. It's not long before the crazed physician appeals to their greed in including them in his twisted scientific plot. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Release Date:

4 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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The doctor is in
6 November 2007 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

Season six is, overall, underwhelming. But this is one of the better episodes. It finds two bumbling mortuary security guards getting mixed up with a mad doctor who is stealing bodies to search for their 'souls.' but when the doctor realizes that he soul can only be extracted from the living, one of the guards may be in way over their heads.

Hank Azaria does a fine job, as does Austin Pendleton as the mad doctor, but it's country musician Travis Tritt who walks away with the show as the kindhearted, dim-witted Charlie. Ben Stien also shows up a the boss who ends up firing the inept guards.

The episode is finely tongue-in-cheek, decent splatter and top-notch acting. It is one of the highlights of the entire series, if only for being surrounded by lackluster episodes.

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