Tales from the Crypt: Season 1, Episode 2

And All Through the House (10 Jun. 1989)

TV Episode  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Horror
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A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is on the loose.



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Episode cast overview:
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Marshall Bell ...
Lindsey Whitney Barry ...
Carrie Ann


On Christmas Eve, a mother controls the anxiety of her little daughter Carrie Ann for Santa Claus and puts her to bed. Then she comes to the living room and kills her husband, hitting his head with a fireplace poker, expecting to receive his life insurance and stay with her lover. While she is dumping his body on the yard, the dangerous patient of a mental institution dressed like Santa Claus attacks her but she succeeds to escape and lock the door. However, she is unable to call the police since the body of her husband is in the front yard. Out of the blue, Carrie calls her mother with an unexpected guest. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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10 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This story has previously been adapted in a segment in the 1972 film version of the comic. See more »


When the wife takes the keys from her dead husband and makes her way back into the house, there's no snow on the hood of her coat, nor on her shoulders, yet when you see her entering filmed from inside the house, there is quite a lot of snow on the top of her hood and shoulders. See more »


Santa: Naughty... or nice?
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Version of Tales from the Crypt (1972) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Somewhat lacking
24 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman murders her husband for the insurance money on Christmas Eve. She drags the body outside to make it look like an accident. However there's a killer wandering around dressed as Santa and the woman's little daughter can't WAIT for Santa...

It's well done with amusing gore and LARGE doses of black humor...but it's missing something. I found it more boring than anything else. The acting is overdone, the set looks super cheap with the fakest-looking snow I've ever seen and it just wasn't scary. The comic book story was scarier and this was done better in the 1970 movie "Tales from the Crypt" (with a very young Joan Collins). So it just doesn't work for me.

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