Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Korman's Kalamity 

A cop learns that an illustrator of "Tales from the Crypt" might have the power to make his monstrous creations come to life due to his shrewish wife.


Rowdy Herrington


Terry Black (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator)

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Episode cast overview:
Harry Anderson ... Jim Korman
Cynthia Gibb ... Lorelei Phelps
Colleen Camp ... Mrs. Mildred Korman
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Austin Straus Austin Straus ... Bob Grimes
Lance Davis Lance Davis ... Art Goldstein
Richard Schiff ... Lester Middleton
Abel Franco Abel Franco ... Lt. Bushmill
Michael Lee Owens Michael Lee Owens ... Douglas
Eric Mettner Eric Mettner ... Butch
Artis Phillips Jr. Artis Phillips Jr. ... News Vendor
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... Utility Monster


Jim Korman (Anderson) is a comic book artist for the popular comic, "Tales From the Crypt." His overbearing and ruthlessly mean wife (Camp) is constantly nagging him and bothering him at work. While taking some experimental fertility pills, the side effects start to take hold. Strange things begin to happen all over the city, strange creatures start to appear... creatures that Jim has drawn. Written by Eric Eddy

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Release Date:

26 June 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Crypt Keeper: [as he is drawing himself a picture] Oh... Hi there fright fiends. How do you like my rancid rendering, not bad for an amateur. Hopefully it will give you an inkling of what tonight's fungusy photo-play is about because long before my eerie offerings appeared on your silver screen, they were a magazine called, get a load of this, "Tales From the Crypt." So tonight, let's take a behind the screams look at a struggling artist named Jim Korman who one day got a little too drawn into his work.
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References Creepshow (1982) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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One of the silliest episodes to date
3 July 2009 | by SleepTight666See all my reviews

One of the silliest episodes to date, but also very fun to watch. The episode could have just as much been a B-rated film hit.

It is almost like a nerd's wet dream. It is about a guy with an abusive wife. He works as a comic book designer and everything that he draws comes to life. That is how he meets this hot cop lady that falls in love with him after he draws them having a dinner date together.

His wife finds out but is destroyed by a monster-version of herself. The episode is very much like a comic book. Very silly, but also pretty fun and cute. Definitely another good Season 2 episode.

The most charming bit was the part with the little boys. Reminded me of an 80's family comedy.

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