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.

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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.

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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.


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