Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Carrion Death 

A sadistic serial killer has unforeseen complications when pursued by a determined motorcycle cop in a barren desert.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Policeman (as George Deloy)
Crypt Keeper (voice)


A murderous bank robber is arrested and transported through the desert by a policeman he is handcuffed to. Eventually he manages to kill the cop, only for him to swallow the handcuff keys. But having to walk across the desert dragging a dead body along with him, turns out not to be his biggest worry... Written by sambuca

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15 June 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Earl falls off the cliff, his hand is severed at the wrist. A second later, in mid fall, Earl's hand is fully visible. See more »


Earl Raymond Digs: You know what's worse than the goddam lawyers and the goddam judges? It's the fuckin' newspapers, man. They tried me in the press. They called me a sick, perverted sadist. That's just total bullshit. I didn't mutilate a single one of those girls until after they were already dead. 'Course, if they knew about the five I killed in Kansas, I'd still be on trial. God, aaaugh! Women! Aaaugh. You can't live with 'em, you can't fit more than one in a trunk at a time.
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Edited into Vault of Horror I (1994) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Crime doesn't pay, Kyle...
20 February 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

This is a rather mediocre and forgettable "Tales From the Crypt" episode with only a couple of inventive ideas. Kyle MacLachlan severely overacts as the fugitive murderer/bank robber on his way to Mexico after yet another bloody heist. After a macho showdown with an overly ambitious copper (George DelHoyo), Kyle has to walk the last miles through the heated desert and carry an unforeseen burden. This episode feels more like a short action movie and lacks the morbid twists and humor of usual "Tales from the Crypt" stories. The only genuine horror element is presented in the shape of a vulture who patiently waits until MacLachan's character goes completely crazy. It's understandable that the emphasis lies more on action and macho behavior in this tale, as it was scripted and directed by Steven E. De Souza, who wrote some of Hollywood's most legendary action blockbusters ("Die Hard", "48 Hours", "Commando").

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