This Tales from the Crypt story was episode 15 from season 2, directed by Jim Simpson this has to be the poorest episode from the generally excellent season 2. The script by Nancy Doyne was based on a story from 'The Crypt of Horror' comic book & feels more like a throughly predictable & routine thriller rather than a darkly comic tale of horror. For a start I can't remember another Tales from the Crypt episode that had such a lame forgettable ending which I would struggle to call a twist & was frankly so slow & boring as Mute Witness to Murder apart from maybe King of the Road from season 4 but that's debatable I suppose. What isn't debatable though is the fact that I didn't like this at all & as far as I'm concerned is one of the few real disappointments during season 2, even at only 25 odd minutes long this is probably one to give a miss.
As usual it's well made with decent production values but it's still not very good to watch, there's no scares, there's no twist's & not one single drop of blood. The acting was OK but I thought Thomas as the villain was far to flat & bland.
Mute Witness to Murder is poor & it's as simple & straight forward as that really, a low point in an otherwise fine Tales from the Crypt season.
This episode is about a woman called Suzy, witnessing her neighbor killing another woman and losing the ability to speak due shock. Her stupid husband calls in the nearest doctor - which happens to be their neighbor.
To hide his secret, he declares her insane and has her locked in an insane asylum where she is pretty much helpless and unable to defend herself. Her husband eventually caught on but then it is too late and he is murdered in front of her.
Finally, when the doctor is ready to put her out of her misery his pills give in and he dies of a heart attack in front of her.
The episode is excellent, very tensed and reminds me of the very first episode of the show in terms in cinematography and acting.
Check out The Crypt Keeper trying to wiggle out of a straight- jacket! Funny stuff
When a woman witnesses a murder from the balcony of her apartment, she is suddenly struck dumb. In a panic, her husband rushes to a neighbour whom he knows to be a doctor. Yes, you guessed it, it was the doc who committed the murder, so what does he do? He gives her a liquid cosh and transports her to the small private sanatorium where he is lord and master.
Fortunately - though not for him - he has a heart condition - but unfortunately before his foul deeds are undone, there will be another untimely death.