Tales from the Crypt: Season 6, Episode 2

Only Skin Deep (31 Oct. 1994)

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Carl, a brutish, violent, and hot-tempered man with a history of abusive relationships, crashes a Halloween party held by his ex-wife Linda. Carl meets a masked and mysterious, yet ... See full summary »



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Carl Schlag
Diane DiLascio ...
Crypt Keeper (voice)


Carl, a brutish, violent, and hot-tempered man with a history of abusive relationships, crashes a Halloween party held by his ex-wife Linda. Carl meets a masked and mysterious, yet attractive and alluring young woman named Molly at said party. Carl returns to Molly's decrepit abode for a passionate one night stand. However, Carl discovers too late that Molly is harboring a very dark secret of her own. Written by Woodyanders

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The title is based on the common proverb that "Beauty is only skin deep". See more »


Molly: That can't be very satisfying, demolishing a dormant vegetable. Or are pumpkins fruit?
Carl Schlag: Excuse me... I thought I was alone.
Molly: Obviously. Got quite a temper, Carl. And that girlfriend of yours, she's got a set of lungs on her like Voice of America.
Carl Schlag: Ex-girlfriend.
Molly: Oh. Right. I got that.
Carl Schlag: Look, it's, uh, y'know... I'm just... uh... I'm not like she says... uh, I, I... certain wrongs, deserve certain justifiable actions.
Molly: I don't disagree.
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Written by Anton & Fox & Butler-Jones & Sullivan
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Malicious man helped out by masked Molly.
22 September 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Peter Onorati stars as a violent man who gatecrashes a party just because he knows that his partner will be there. While he's at the party he meets a masked woman, Molly (Sherrie Rose), and the temperature rises as soon as the two meet. They're soon having passionate, aggressive sex. No names. And Molly keeps her mask on.

William Malone directs this episode, from a screenplay by Dick Beebe, and I must say that it's a disappointing one. What may have worked in the comic story format doesn't always work on screen without an extra helping hand. Malone can do better than this and so can the show.

There's a great atmosphere of heat and lust but that's not enough to carry throughout the whole show and, with nothing else available, viewers will be bored before a predictable and unfulfilling finale.

Onorati does okay as the violent male while Sherrie Rose somehow makes her masked woman a very sexy figure indeed, so kudos there, but this still comes way down the pile when compared to other tales.

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