Tales from the Crypt: Season 3, Episode 11

Split Second (7 Aug. 1991)

TV Episode  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Horror
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A beautiful waitress marries the owner of a lumber camp and then quickly starts to realize that he is not what she really wants.



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Episode cast overview:
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Alan Palo ...
Tony Pierce ...


Liz is a beautiful, but loose, bar waitress who marries Steve Dixon, the rich owner of a lumber camp. It Isn't a difficult decision as he's able to offer her a fairly comfortable life. But Steve has a violent jealous streak, not liking the attention she get's from his 'salt of the earth' employees. Things begin to turn sour, particularly in the bedroom, and Liz get's bored very quickly. But when the handsome young Ted turns up at their door looking for a job, the promiscuous seductress sets her sights on relieving her boredom. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Liz Kelly-Dixon: Going somewhere?
Liz Kelly-Dixon: He was so easy. Men always are. Even the ones who always want to be on top just love being seduced.
Liz Kelly-Dixon: Is it something I said or did? You know, Ted, when my husband found that glove, I just didn't know what to tell him. I swore to God I didn't know anything. But he just wouldn't believe me.
Ted: Mrs. Dixon, please.
Liz Kelly-Dixon: Come on Ted, I'm not asking for much. If I have to, I'll tell him whose glove it is. Is that what you want?
[She forcefully kisses him]
Ted: I can't do this.
Liz Kelly-Dixon: ...
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Axe Splitting
9 August 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

My favourite story from 'tales from the crypt'. Brion Jones was born to play the part of the maniac lumberjack,axe swinging madman Steve Dixon.Having seen him before in Tango&Cash I can state this actor never got the proper credit he deserved. A jealous husband takes offence in his wife showing an interest in a hunky young worker he's just employed.And you know when Dixon finds out there's gonna be hell to pay!The young worker Ted(Billy Wirth)receives an almighty beating from Dixon leaving him blind.Now how is a blind lumberjack supposed to work? A tribute to black humour if there ever was one! The co stars do a pretty good job too supporting Ted when Dixon when he has his initial suspicions about his wife desiring another man.Dixon's behaviour making the bond stronger closer between the colleagues.One even stated he became a changed man when he got married.Though Ted should have done the wise thing and left when he could!

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