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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Sexy and a twisted tale. It proves beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what's inside counts more than the outside look!
24 July 2008 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I remember this "Tales from the Crypt" episode from July of 1992 it was part of the third season and it was titled "Beauty Rest". This episode was sexy and it would take a wicked twist in the end as it taught how you look isn't everything, instead it's more what's inside of a person that counts! And for those reasons mentioned it's why this episode ranks as one of my favorite crypt tales. It's star power is top notch as you have veteran B list movie star and TV movie regular Mimi Rogers as Helen a woman who's approaching the over the hill age in acting. As Helen tries for part after part from small parts to TV advertisements and still she's overlooked. Then when she finds out that the part was given to her younger and better looking roommate Joyce(supermodel Kathy Ireland who sports a sexy black bra in one scene)she feels betrayed and suspects that Joyce used the casting couch to win the part. Then the episode takes a plot twist and turn when a letter that was given to Joyce to compete in a beauty contest comes into play and Helen sees this as a chance for new success, and she will win this at all cost even if it means murder. This beauty contest will prove to be one unlike any other though as it's strange, creepy and it has a climax that's downright gross! Jennifer Rubin gives a good supporting turn as a contestant wanting to win, and legendary writer and actor Buck Henry is well versed and in top form as the beauty contest host. This proves the lesson that beauty really is on the inside, it just shows it in a different and stranger way that's brutal and gross! That's why this episode ranks as one of my favorites and the sexy performances of both Ireland and Rogers made it highly enjoyable.

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