This Tales from the Crypt story was episode 9 from season 5, written & directed by Jeffrey Boam Creep Course is one of the better stories from a largely disappointing (out of the ones I've seen) season 5. The script was based on a story from 'The Haunt of Fear' comic book & after tackling Vampires, Werewolves, Voodoo, curses, ghosts, zombies, killers, cannibals, monsters & mutants it's time for Tales from the Crypt to do an old fashioned Mummy story, the only one in the show's 7 seasons in fact. This is is a proper horror tale, it doesn't have the dark humour that most of the best Tales from the Crypt episodes do but that works well within this particular story although the trademark twist ending has a nice morbid sense of irony as the student has out-thought the teacher. The build up on this one is a bit laboured for the first 10 minutes & the story overall might be a touch predictable but at only 30 odd minutes it doesn't outstay it's welcome & I liked it all the same.
This one looks good as usual although I'm slightly baffled as to how they managed to get an entire Egyptian tomb into a basement, how the hell did they get it through the door? There's some gore here, someone pukes their liquefied guts up, someone has part of their brain pulled out from their nose & the make-up job on the zombified rotting Mummy is impressive. Again there's a good cast here who put in a decent shift.
Creep Course is a shining light in an otherwise average season, what I've seen of it so far anyway. Definitely well worth a watch but then I'm a fan so maybe I'm biased.