Tales from the Crypt: Season 5, Episode 10

Came the Dawn (17 Nov. 1993)

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



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Episode complete credited cast:
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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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17 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Roger: You'd stick your dick in a shrub if you thought there were a rodent in it!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


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One of my favorite crypt episodes of all-time. Nice to see the beautiful Brooke.
13 November 2006 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

"Came the Dawn" is one of my favorite crypt episodes of all-time and clearly the best of season 5 due to it's plot and twisted end, and most of all it features the beautiful Brooke Shields. It all begins with a beautiful woman murdered in a bathroom, then preceding on to a rainy night which is such a spooky and suspense setting you have a motorist(played perfect by veteran Perry King) who picks up a stranded chick(Brooke Shields) along the roadside. As this tale unfolds word is around town that an ax killer is killing off female after female, so this plot appears to have you thinking you know the direction, though you will be shocked how it turns out! The build up to the ending here is great, as the sexual tension between Brooke and Perry is super the kind of thing you expect from two veterans. Over a night dinner filled with opera music which is a good work of art, the two try to get to know each other, but always take the lesson no one is whom they seem and never trust anyone! The Shields character has plans to be the jewel thief of the day, because diamonds are a girls best friend, but only she finds out a nasty bad secret that this man has come out of the closet ready to swing! The words ring true ax questions later! This episode has some of Alfred Hitchcock applied to it just like in Psycho you never should trust strangers you may be trying to hide your past, but you meet up with a person who has a darker secret than yours and also they turn out to be crazy! Overall a good episode of tales with a great script and good twisting of plot with justice served!

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