Tales from the Crypt: Season 4, Episode 5

Beauty Rest (11 Jul. 1992)

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Life hasn't been easy for model Helen. She is getting older and her dreams of hitting the big time are drying out. So when she finally gets the chance to take part in a beauty contest, she is determined to do ANYTHING in her hands to win.

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Life hasn't been easy for model Helen (Mimi Rogers). She is getting older and her dreams of hitting the big time are drying out. So when she finally gets the chance to take part in a beauty contest, she is determined to do ANYTHING in her hands to win. Written by sambuca

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No pain, no modeling game…
7 April 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

I can always find something positive to say about pretty much every "Tales from the Crypt"-episode and, in the case of "Beauty Rest", it would definitely be the ending! Out of all the Crypt-stuff I've seen, this episode is one of the only tales which's finale somewhat surprised me. Not that it's shocking or particularly inventive, but I thought it was quite a nice gimmick. The story is set in the competitive universe of fashion models and beauty contests. Helen is an ageing model who has a hard time finding assignments, whereas her roommate Joyce is already sure of winning contests before they even start. When Helen snaps and accidentally kills Joyce, she decides to replace her in a contest with the recommendation letter of Joyce's lover. She has to get rid of some more obstacles on the way, but Helen's determined to win and become the promotional face of the organizing company… It quite nice to see Mimi Rogers star in a horror production! This isn't her usual genre (although she'd make another cool appearance in "Ginger Snaps"), but she's very good as the pretentious yet unsuccessful fashion model. Her two colleagues Kathy Ireland ("Loaded Weapon") and Jennifer Rubin ("Bad Dreams") are adequate as well. There's fewer gore than in the majority of "Tales…"-episodes, but the humor is black sharp so it actually works better as a satire. Another fun 25 minutes guaranteed!


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