Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Dead Right 

Cathy wants a rich and successful life, and fast. She visits a medium who tells her she will meet a man who will inherit a lot of money, and die in a violent way soon after. When she meets grossly overweight Charlie who informs her of his rich relatives, she promptly marries him. As it turns out, the medium is always right.


Howard Deutch


Steven Dodd (creator), Andy Wolk (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview:
Demi Moore ... Cathy Marno
Jeffrey Tambor ... Charlie Marno
Natalija Nogulich ... Madame Vorna (as Natalia Nogulich)
Troy Evans ... Al
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Kate Hodge ... Sally
Earl Boen ... Mr. Clayton
Susan Lentini Susan Lentini ... Leane
Joe Lerer Joe Lerer ... TV Reporter
Phyllis Hamlin Phyllis Hamlin ... Reporter
Eric Poppick Eric Poppick ... Manager
John Towey ... Justice of the Peace
Raina Manuel Raina Manuel ... Young Woman
Darlene Hartwell Darlene Hartwell ... Ora Lee
Tiffany Million ... Stripper #2 (as Sandra Margot)


In 1950, the secretary Cathy is a gold digger that wants to marry wealthy man. When the visits the clairvoyant Madame Vorma, she predicts that Cathy will be fired from her job and find a new job on the same day. Things happen exactly as foretold by Vorma and Cathy visits her again. Now the medium tells that she will marry a man that will inherit a fortune and die in a violent way immediately after. When Cathy meets the repulsive overweight Charlie Marno, she learns that he has a wealthy uncle. Cathy gets married to him and soon she finds that the prediction of Madame Vorma was correct. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The source of the story is listed as "Shock SuspenStories #6", it also features elements from "The Vault Of Horror #25". Another unrelated story also titled "Dead Right" appeared in "Tales From The Crypt #37", that story was later adapted as "Abra Cadaver" in the following season. See more »


Charlie "inherits" Cathy's money, after he kills her due to his legal status as her husband. However, laws prevent killers from receiving the victim's inheritance for obvious reasons. See more »


Charlie Marno: If I can't have you... nobody can!
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Spoofs Top Hat (1935) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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A gold digger receives a fatal end after becoming rich!
20 April 2007 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"Dead Right" the episode that started season 2 of "Tales From The Crypt" is a gory shocker with a nice twist and probably one of the series best episodes of all-time. It has the star power in Demi Moore who stars as a lonely secretary who wants a new life. After going to a fortune teller for advice she's told that she will find a new job, and get a new life with a new man, then he will inherit money then die a very violent death! Now that sounds just the way that she wants it. Soon those predictions come true, a new job as a waitress where the arrival of mister right is in the form of a 300 pound plus slob played perfect by Jeffrey Tambor! Marriage takes place as the hope for money still remains, the only thing to get these two out of misery. Only it takes a surprise twist when it comes to the money deal, the inheritance ends in a bloody violent death, and it ends with a slob paying his own juice bill. It just shows that fate plays it's own way sometimes! Overall this is one of the best crypt episodes with good acting, a good plot and a surprise shock of bloody gore.

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