Tales from the Crypt: Season 6, Episode 9

Staired in Horror (14 Dec. 1994)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Horror
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Fugitive Clyde is on the lam from an angry mob. He seeks refuge in a decrepit old mansion owned by an elderly woman. Unbeknownst to Clyde, said creepy abode has an unusual curse attached to it.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 15 titles
created 28 Jul 2011
 
a list of 556 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 7160 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 331 titles
created 13 May 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Staired in Horror (14 Dec 1994)

Staired in Horror (14 Dec 1994) on IMDb 7.3/10

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 | 74 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Clyde
...
Charbonnet / Lilian
...
Sheriff
...
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Fugitive Clyde is on the lam from an angry mob. He seeks refuge in a decrepit old mansion owned by an elderly woman. Unbeknownst to Clyde, said creepy abode has an unusual curse attached to it.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 1994 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A sexy -albeit bloodless- entry in a great series!
4 July 2014 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

Having just polished off the last 8 episodes of HBO's TALES FROM THE CRYPT Season 6, I have to say the best by far was "Staired In Horror", which opens with a murderer being chased through the bayou by a sheriff and his dogs until he comes upon an antebellum mansion where an old crone takes him in. He thinks he finds an easy mark but the tables turn when it's revealed the lady of the house was once the wife of a Confederate soldier who came home and found her in bed with a young lover. He killed the guy and his wife killed him but not before the cuckold placed a curse on her, warning the adulteress that no young man will ever mount the stairs to her room again and the reverse goes for her: when she descends the stairs, she ages and when a man mounts them, he does too. Over time, the lady discovered a loophole in the Reb's malediction -if they meet in the middle of the staircase, the woman, still young, can have hot sex with a young guy which she proceeds to do whenever she gets the chance...

There's a neat twist ending to this clever little terror tale which was a lot more "adult" than one would expect from a kid's comic book (originally published in "Vault Of Horror" back in the '50s). I was quite taken with the Cryptkeeper's fable despite the fact it's a bloodless episode and I still think about it every now and then. I always thought D.B. Sweeney was that guy who parachuted from a plane with a satchel full of cash never to be seen again but he's an actor, and a handsome one at that.


1 of 1 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 Staired in Horror (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?