Tales from the Crypt: Season 5, Episode 3

Forever Ambergris (2 Oct. 1993)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 232 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A jaded, has-been photographer plots the demise of his younger, talented protégé when they go on assignment in Central America.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7232 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 15 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
 
a list of 338 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Forever Ambergris (02 Oct 1993)

Forever Ambergris (02 Oct 1993) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tales from the Crypt.
« Previous Episode | 55 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Dalton
...
Ike
...
Randolph
Marshall Bell ...
Rock
...
Bobbi
...
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Tim Ahern ...
Uncle Salty
...
Salucci
...
Pirate (as Luis Ramos)
Kevin Benton ...
Little Wing
Edit

Storyline

A jaded, has-been photographer plots the demise of his younger, talented protégé when they go on assignment in Central America.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1993 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent tale from the crypt.

Tales from the Crypt: Forever Ambergris starts as the once great war photographer Dalton Scott (Roger Daltrey) & his hotshot apprentice Ike (Steve Buscemi) return from 3 months away in a war zone, however it's not long before they are back on a plane heading towards their next assignment in Central America. Once considered the best Dalton is now regarded as a has been & Ike is the up & coming photographer who everyone wants a piece of so when he is told of a village that was decimated by germ warfare he senses his chance to kill two birds with one stone by getting rid of the competition & getting some top shots as well, the village is still contaminated so he tricks Ike into going there to take the pictures, contract the horrible disease & get the photo's back which he intends to pass off as his own to him before he dies. All goes well until he gets back home & tries to seduce Ike's ex girlfriend Bobbi (Lysette Anthony) who got something interesting in the post from her dead boyfriend...

This Tales from the Crypt story was episode 3 from season 5, the second & last Tales from the Crypt episode to be directed by Gary Fleder I rather liked this gruesome little story. The script by Scott Rosenberg was based on a story from the 'Tales from the Crypt' comic book & is a great little horror fable about jealously, double crosses, sinister schemes & just deserts which are typical Tales from the Crypt themes. I liked Forever Ambergris as a whole, the build up is pretty good, the character's are decent & there's a fair amount of exploitation in this episode with Forever Amergris being one of the gorier & grosser stories. While neither new or amazingly original as far as the show goes I still reckon this is a pretty damned fine episode & is one of my favourites. The character's are good here especially the sleazy Dalton Scott & the likable Ike which also makes this episode very watchable along with the nastiness. Having said that it feels like an action film on occasions & not enough like horror & the black humour present in a lot of the best Tales from the Crypt episodes is sadly lacking.

This one looks as good as usual, a lot of it is set in a forest somewhere which doubles up as a jungle nicely enough I suppose. There's some top gore here & some of the best seen throughout the 93 Tales from the Crypt episodes that were made, someones eyeball literally oozes out of it's owners socket, there are various melted & rotting skin effects, there's bubbling & bursting vein effects, there's plenty of blood spurting around & someones nose falls off! The special effects are well done & look pretty gross at times. There's some nudity & sex here as well if that's your thing. The acting is good by the two 'name' leads, the great Buscemi is as watchable as aways & The Who founder British rocker Roger Daltrey does a decent job as the slimy villain.

Forever Ambergris is probably one of my favourite tale from the crypt stories, as a whole things started to go downhill from season 5 onwards so Forever Ambergris is a shining light in the show's latter seasons & I reckon this ones worth watching as just about any other episode from any other season, definitely recommended.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
help with two episodes smileyking1975
'Happy' Endings in TFTCT kmay144
Season 5-Your opinions! coco-loco-95
Dead Right cbaltz504
Is this show available on HBO GO? hugogonz-1
Help with an episode brian10647
Discuss Forever Ambergris (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?