Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Mute Witness to Murder 

Young woman Suzy looks out of the window of her apartment and witnesses a man murdering a woman in the apartment directly across from hers. Suzy is so traumatized by what she sees that ... See full summary »

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Young woman Suzy looks out of the window of her apartment and witnesses a man murdering a woman in the apartment directly across from hers. Suzy is so traumatized by what she sees that she's rendered mute. Suzy is placed in the care of Dr. Trask, who alas turns out to be the man who committed the murder she witnessed. Written by Woodyanders

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10 July 1990 (USA)  »

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A Classic Episode
9 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was one of the best Tales From the Crypt episodes. It's subtle, but does that creepy/ funny/ sadistic/ wonderful/ getting at a true fear thing really well. Patricia Clarkson is great -- it's amazing how many actors had some of their first roles on CFTC (Brad Pitt -- anyone?). The production value, as ever, is really good. Tales From the Crypt does not get enough attention, to my mind, for being the first movie-quality show on HBO. I mean, Movie-quality in it's own proto-Tarantino kind of way. Proto-everything, really. The show was totally on the vanguard. Season 2 was when it was arguable best, and I thought Mute Witness to Murder was among the best of Season 2. The dialogue is just spot on, from the opening party through to the end. In conclusion, I could not disagree more with Paul Andrews, except on his synopsis, which has given me an excuse to not include a synopsis in this comment. The episode is best for its writing, but the director is also very subtle and well-done. Does anyone know if Nancy Doyne and Jim Simpson collaborated again?


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