Tales from the Crypt: Season 7, Episode 10

About Face (28 Jun. 1996)

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A sleazy minister in Victorian England gets a nasty surprise when he discovers he previously fathered twin daughters.

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Jonathan
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Sarah
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Angelica / Leah
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Crypt Keeper (voice)
Paddy Navin ...
Bertha
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Lucy
Emma Bird ...
Emma
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Gordon (as Pip Torens)
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The setting is Victorian England and a sleazy, two faced priest called Jonathan is in for the shock of his life. He learns he has twin daughters from a previous affair he had with a young lady in his service years ago. Even worse when it's revealed after taking them in that Leah, unlike her beautiful sister Angelica, was born with horribly malformed features. Not to mention that she is very upset with her irresponsible father. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Priest Jonathan: I shall not even dignify what you're implying with an answer other than this: If I am to complete yet another book and keep pace with my lecture tours, I need another secretary.
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This does contain a spoiler for another TfdC episode. My verdict here: Ma name Bud is great, but the rest not. !
17 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

... HEY Doodles and Mongrels, "Boys and Ghouls" ! :) I call this decrepit slime of mine: "Sad Bad Realité" (pronounce: "realitAY", like the cook in Arx {Fatalis:} :) Your Majesties, I slippers it undoer see door... So back from computing to (sh-) movies :): Yeap. THISH episode... "what"? Features the Scarlet Pimpernel actor, whom else could we got here: Sir my Lord and Liege Anthony Andrews. I of course recognized 'is cool face, but still had to go-ogle it, ix-quick it, since the Scarlet Pimp didn't spring into my mind from watch-in' the Crypto Goth Tales.

Yea, what to say bout this "hack'cersise", as our Skelly Cassir-voiced Mummy calls it? I need to take a RIP from by DRONG for that, so one SHREK ... :) In general by thaw way: The word-plays of the Skeletor there make the whole stuff much more consumable, and less "vile". The makers of the Tales are not vile, in the extreme opposite, too bad for those serial killers they display... ha ha. Indeed.

"Attention, SPOILER": Do NOT read on if you don't wanna know the end of some other episode.

In another hack-cerise, I KNEW that IT IS this gruesome bad haircut dude, which DID in those three beheaded poor Women. THAT other episode fooled me into thinking LATER, in the middle, that he would really have had only a true bowling ball in his huge sack there he brought into the cop station, him being a cop-helper, detective, and a murderer, which we find out at the end.

So, why do I come now with sum full other shoot huh. Yea, well, to show, something to me, maybe. I don't know.

Now, this episode here. Oy fey. I don't, in spite of just now having watched it, even exactly remember the end of it, so no spoiler for that one.

OH yea, I do remember now, but I don't tell. What I tell, is, that I don't like the ending. Because, some clear victim of this priest's lying, his pretension, his hiding of his sexual drive behind his oh so "holyness", that other victim is then doing in some other victim.

There is no reality or moral in this episode, it is, is sadly one of those really not rather, but fully dull episodes, badly scripted in regard of its ending, which gives no message. You might call it "dry reality", I call it nonsense, copying of reality, when movies should have the responsibility NOT to LIE to us, not to pretend a pink, all-is-okay non- and not ever existing fairy tale land fiction full and ever only merely fantasy, no, but to show us a BETTER WAY, a solution, to show us JUSTICE, which some, well, many other episodes DO do, namely in: utter(-Ly brutal :;) revenge. Period.

This episode though, no it was the other one I was talking' bout, tells us of an idea of a serial killer, yea the other innocent dude told that, he wrote books about one killer, which is time-transported somewhere and kills other serial killers. What an ingenious protective good truly, truly good idea.

I can praise some episodes of the Crypt-Tales, but not all. This one here of the Priest owes its entire goodness to Sir Anthony Andrews, it hangs on him, and on him alone. All other stuff is mere by-fodder. Period.

And if some p-r-i-e-s-t does it with old enough girls, frankly, I don't even care. Period. So. Ha.

It is the fanatics, who are against all, fore-mostly actually against consensual sexuality, which are the evil actual demons, "demonseeds", totally, and alone.

It's somewhat untrue what I wrote above, that there would be "no moral" in this episode. I dislike sad, but also unrealistic endings.

If the viewer interprets content critically and ethically, the Crypt Tales can help.

But, they can be abused, misinterpreted on purpose by evil ones, and unwittingly by uneducated people. The Crypt Tales don't create violent people. But yes, at times, it is "splatter", nonsensical itself evil "fun" of seeing limbs cut off, and bodies maimed and inerts being gutted out, and heads cut off and put in some freezer, et cetera, et cetera.

Even writing about it should make each one of us turn inside and say, hey no, simply no. That is normal. But, modern people who live in cities, suffer from boredom. Merely consuming horror content does to 99 percent, not make anyone of us into a violent person.

Still: Some episodes feature a construct of story and visual contents, which do not tell me anything, but only, that the makers had their fun in creating a real sad dumb hell of people doing bad evil harm, sadistic, selfish, dumb, simply only dumb extreme violence to innocent others, when they could have so much fun in their lives without stupid violence, actually.

But also, so many other good episodes of the Crypt Tales do have a strong ethical message, like that other one with the opportunist German prisoner of war in the British camp, but also its ending is brutal and ergo nonsensical -- even with all political implications. 99 percent of my family was murdered by the evil mad n-a-z-i-s and my own lip was split and nose broken by antisemitic pro evil-h-i-t-l-e-r mu-slims.

Why IMDb writes h-i-t-l-e-r and n-a-z-i-s with capital initials I find troubling. Also I don't like to see the words "Muslims" and "Priest" written with upper-scale initials, though I am actually not a racist against Muslims in general, but I am vigilant against pro-evil-h-i-t-l-e-r mad always ultra-violent real freaks. People are suggested to "respect" p-r-i-e-s-t-s and m-u-s-l-i-m-s in general, which is not justified.


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