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.

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writers:

Steven Dodd (creator), Andy Wolk (screenplay)
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Cast

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 ... 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)
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Storyline

In 1950, the secretary Cathy is a gold digger that wants to marry a 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: I look into the future, my darlings... and for you, I see something... grotesque. It will sicken and disgust you! It's me!
[laughs maniacally]
Crypt Keeper: Tonight's tale is a sickening stab at suspense, about a gold digger who wanted big bucks to buy baubles and bangles. Look out, Cathy! I see you might just buy the big one!
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Connections

Features The Jack LaLanne Show (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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The Prediction
15 December 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1950, the secretary Cathy (Demi Moore) is a gold digger that wants to marry a wealthy man. When the visits the clairvoyant Madame Vorma (Natalia Nogulich), 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 (Jeffrey Tambor), she learns that he has a wealthy uncle. Cathy gets married to him and soon she finds that the prediction of Madame Vorma was correctcorrect, but not the way she thought.

"Dead Right" is one of my favorite "Tales from the Crypt", with black humor to the best. Cathy is the beauty but also a heartless woman and Charlie is the beast and also a loser. His makeup is impressive and the guy looks like a monster. Madame Vorma is a cynical medium and the result is a funny episode. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Dead Right"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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