Tales from the Crypt: Season 7, Episode 2

Last Respects (26 Apr. 1996)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Horror
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 134 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Three bickering sisters left in charge of their late father's struggling curiosity shop come into possession of a cursed monkey's paw, and try to use it to their advantage - with deadly results.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 556 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 4906 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 393 titles
created 21 Mar 2012
 
a list of 7160 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Last Respects" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Last Respects (26 Apr 1996)

Last Respects (26 Apr 1996) on IMDb 5.7/10

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 | 82 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Yvonne
...
Dolores
...
Marlys
Michael Denison ...
Richard
Dulcie Gray ...
Mrs. Wilder
...
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Peter Waddington ...
Basil
Molly Weir ...
Grandma Oakfist
Roger Brierley ...
William Curd (as Roger Brierly)
Sarah London ...
Mortician
Edit

Storyline

Three bickering sisters left in charge of their late father's struggling curiosity shop come into possession of a cursed monkey's paw, and try to use it to their advantage - with deadly results.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Freddie Francis previously directed the feature film Tales from the Crypt (1972), also based on the EC Comics series. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the worst Tales from the Crypt episodes.

Tales from the Crypt: Last Respects starts in the Mr Finger's House of Curios shop owned by three sisters, Marlys (Julie Cox), Dolores (Kerry Fox) & Yvonne (Emma Samms) as they find a Monkey's Paw in a box of recently brought stock. Having heard all the stories about Monkey Paw's granting three wishes Dolores wishes for a million pounds, then they get a phone call saying they have inherited three rare fountain pens worth two hundred & fifty thousand each which doesn't add up to a million but they decide to take it anyway. However not all is as it seems & as twisted wishes start to come to fruition the three sisters quickly regret ever having found the Monkey's Paw...

This Tales from the Crypt story was episode 2 from season 7 & was notably directed by the late Freddie Francis who actually directed the British anthology Amicus film Tales from the Crypt (1972) which I rate quite highly so I guess it was a natural choice for the producers to hire him to direct an episode especially since production had moved to England. Last Respects was Francis' last directorial credit as it turned out & I have to say Last Respects is maybe my least favourite Tales from the Crypt episode ever. The script was based on a story featured in the 'Tales from the Crypt' comic book & like the previous episode Fatal Caper (1996) only bears resemblance to it's comic book inspiration in name as the stories are both completely different, anyway I am not too happy with the way season seven is going & already with only two episodes gone I really don't like the camp feel & all the really inappropriate & out of place comedy. I mean there's the start in which it is seen that the three sisters keep their dead dad in a see through coffin in the shop like it's a normal thing, there's the dinner table scene in which an old woman starts to fart uncontrollably which is just embarrassing to see in a once great show, is having an old woman fart for supposed comedy value really what Tales from the Crypt has become? There's the over the top acting in which everyone seems to burst out crying in a very exaggerated way & a bizarre scene which I can't decide if it's there for comedy value or not where Dolores is called to the morgue & told that the police didn't notice that her dead sister had a bullet in her head! The whole story is poor, it's not funny although it tries to be, there's no gore or nudity & the ending is very predictable. The 'wishes that turn bad' story has been done before & usually better.

This episode looks alright & is quite well made but isn't memorable in any way. There's absolutely zero gore or nudity although there are a few swear words. The opening & closing Cryptkeeper sequences are the best part of Last Respects in which he becomes a financial adviser complete with the expected puns like 'I'm going to make a killing on the stock market'. The acting is pretty over the top & rather camp although there's no-one of any note in the cast as far as I can see.

Last Respects is maybe the worst Tales from the Crypt episode I have seen although I still have several from season seven to watch but surely none will be worse than this? A farting Grannie, what has this once peerless show become? Watch Wishmaster (1997) instead.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Happy' Endings in TFTCT kmay144
Season 5-Your opinions! coco-loco-95
Whoever wrote 'Horror In The Night' is a *beep* genious agwoodliffe
Top Five Episodes Season by Season no_dice_nate
Is this show available on HBO GO? hugogonz-1
Dead Right cbaltz504
Discuss Last Respects (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?