Tales from the Crypt: Season 1, Episode 5

Lover Come Hack to Me (21 Jun. 1989)

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Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.



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Episode cast overview:
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Lisa Figus ...
Aunt Edith


The opportunist Charles gets married with the heir Peggy that has inherited a large amount from her parents against the will of her Aunt Edith. They travel for their honeymoon and they have to stop for the night due to a fallen tree on the road and a severe storm. They find an abandoned house nearby the location and they decide to spend the night there. Charles discovers soon a dark family secret of Peggy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The title is based on "Lover, Come Back to Me" by Sigmund Romberg with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and published in 1928. See more »

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Remember know your brides background, if you don't you just get axed and hacked up in an old family tradition!
25 June 2007 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

In my opinion "Lover Come Hack To Me" is one of the better episodes of tales and one of the first happening in the first season. The plot is nice in this episode and you can tell the writing is good as the story unfolds with secrets and the story told reveals a gruesome family history. Anyway you have a new married couple Charlie(Stephen Shellen) and Peggy(Amanda Plummer)who after their wedding decide to take their honeymoon to a private getaway. It's on a dark rainy night which is a perfect setting for a tales episode they arrive upon an old castle like a mansion style house. Once inside the drama and tension starts to build in this episode as the two make hot and passionate love which keeps Charlie at bay, because his real goal is to murder Peg for inheritance money, anyway Peg says they just conceived a child. Very strange thing next Charles starts to dream and see the images and passions of back to the night that Peg was conceived and oddly it happened in the same house. Yet Charles sees that in the dream Peg's mother gives her lover a brutal fate after making love. When Charlie awakes he then discovers Peg has the same thing in store for him, as she's just continues an old family tradition of hacking the lover after conceiving! Overall really a well written episode that tells a story and reveals the secrets and it showed good drama and tension. It proves everyone has secrets and skeletons in the closet and you should know a person's background really well because family history carries on!

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