Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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A beautiful waitress marries the owner of a lumber camp and then quickly starts to realize that he is not what she really wants.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Steven Dodd (creator), Richard Christian Matheson (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Brion James ... Steve Dixon
Michelle Johnson ... Liz Kelly-Dixon
Billy Wirth ... Ted
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Dan Martin ... Snaz
Alan Palo Alan Palo ... Artie
Tony Pierce Tony Pierce ... Banjo
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Storyline

Liz is a beautiful, but loose, bar waitress who marries Steve Dixon, the rich owner of a lumber camp. It Isn't a difficult decision as he's able to offer her a fairly comfortable life. But Steve has a violent jealous streak, not liking the attention she gets from his 'salt of the earth' employees. Things begin to turn sour, particularly in the bedroom, and Liz gets bored very quickly. But when the handsome young Ted turns up at their door looking for a job, the promiscuous seductress sets her sights on relieving her boredom. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1991 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot on some of the sets used in the television series Twin Peaks. See more »

Quotes

Steve Dixon: YOU SON OF A BITCH!
Liz Kelly-Dixon: He forced me, he made me!
Ted: Mrs. Dixon is lying sir, she came in here and seduced me!
[Mr Dixon then knees him in the chest]
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Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Axe Splitting
9 August 2006 | by thebigeasy555See all my reviews

My favourite story from 'tales from the crypt'. Brion Jones was born to play the part of the maniac lumberjack,axe swinging madman Steve Dixon.Having seen him before in Tango&Cash I can state this actor never got the proper credit he deserved. A jealous husband takes offence in his wife showing an interest in a hunky young worker he's just employed.And you know when Dixon finds out there's gonna be hell to pay!The young worker Ted(Billy Wirth)receives an almighty beating from Dixon leaving him blind.Now how is a blind lumberjack supposed to work? A tribute to black humour if there ever was one! The co stars do a pretty good job too supporting Ted when Dixon when he has his initial suspicions about his wife desiring another man.Dixon's behaviour making the bond stronger closer between the colleagues.One even stated he became a changed man when he got married.Though Ted should have done the wise thing and left when he could!


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