starring: John Kassir, Mary Ellen Trainor and Larry Drake
My most favorite "Tales From The Crypt" episode and the only one who is daring enough to pack all three main essence of the comic books: Scares, Suspense and Laughs!
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this Holiday episode features a greedy woman's Christmas night where she murders her hubby to collect his life insurance. This proved to be harder to be done that night as a lunatic in a Santa suit is loose on the streets and has made his way over her home to spread some holiday fear.
This episode proves to be warmly welcomed by fans old and new like a cozy fireplace and its best remembered for it's tightening and frightening intensity as well as some nice twists along the way. What I like about here is that all the characters think and sticks with their roles. Mary Ellen Trainor does a magnificent role as our "bad character", whose greed and sleaze immediately marks her for the taking. It's her twisted evil that makes her ordeal fun to watch and her sly creativity that left me chuckling, but she's not the best thing about this episode. Rather, it's that the killer Santa..
is Larry Drake.
|NOOOOOO!!!! x infinity = cheesy ending.|
(Trivia: Hubby looked familiar? should be, Freddy towel-slapped his arse in A Nightmare on Elm street part 2, Freddy's Revenge!)
1 male hacked and beaten on the head with fire poker
1 female hacked offscreen with axe (implied)