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.




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Episode cast overview:
Madame Vorna (as Natalia Nogulich)
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Susan Lentini ...
Joe Lerer ...
TV Reporter
Phyllis Hamlin ...
Eric Poppick ...
Justice of the Peace
Raina Manuel ...
Young Woman
Darlene Hartwell ...
Tiffany Million ...
Stripper #2 (as Sandra Margot)


In 1950, the secretary Cathy is a gold digger that wants to marry 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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21 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The source of the story is listed as "Shock SuspenStories #6", it also features elements from "The Vault Of Horror #25". Another unrelated story also titled "Dead Right" appeared in "Tales From The Crypt #37", that story was later adapted as "Abra Cadaver" in the following season. See more »


Cathy says early on that Charlie is so big that he "probably has his own ZIP code." ZIP codes weren't introduced until 1963, yet the episode takes place in 1950. See more »


Cathy Marno: Al, look at this guy who just walked in. Jesus, is he huge!
Al: Which guy?
Cathy Marno: Which guy? How can you miss him? He's so big he probably has his own ZIP code.
Al: Oh, you mean the full-sized guy? Not your type, huh?
Cathy Marno: I don't even think he's my species!
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Spoofs Top Hat (1935) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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The Moore no merrier.
1 July 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Season two of Tales From The Crypt kicks off with something suitably enjoyable, twisted and star-powered.

Demi Moore is the gal who wants to find true love with the right man . . . . . . . . and his wallet. Overcoming her physical repulsion, she gets together with Charlie (Jeffrey Tambor) after following the advice of a medium who tells her that she will meet a man who will inherit a lot of money but die soon after. Surely she can stick things out until then, right?

Directed by Howard Deutch (who also directed the "Only Sin Deep" episode), "Dead Right" isn't all that hard to predict but that doesn't make it any less fun. Moore is just fine as the gold-digging beauty and Tambor is fantastic as the supersized Charlie. Natalia Nogulich is also a lot of fun as the psychic woman who is never wrong. Ever.

Overall, a great start to the second season.

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