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)




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 ... 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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In every scene where there are closeups of Jim sketching away on his pad, these drawings are actually being drawn by Mike Vosburg. Mike Vosburg is the artist who drew each Comic Cover that is displayed and seen before each episode. He is also responsible for many storyboard art pieces that were made for the show, films and game. See more »


Crypt Keeper: Well, how's that for a sappy ending. Was it a little too graphic fort you? Oh, well. Next thing you know, Jim and his new gal pal will be walking down the easeI together. I guess he learned that life imitates art after all. As for poor Mildred, she learned that death imitates art too. Maybe if she'd been nicer to him, she wouldn't have ended up a monsterpiece.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »


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That's a Really Weird Idea...
31 August 2011 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

Comedic actor Harry Anderson plays Korman, a put-upon comic book artist whose art is about to become a little too interactive. Forced to take experimental potency pills by his cruel wife, Korman's horror illustrations have begun to come to life...and terrorize people in the city. This one is played for laughs, don't look for complex characters or any real horror in this one. The humor works well and the monsters on display here are old-school and very aesthetically pleasing. Collen Camp is delightfully over the top as Korman's demanding wife. This episode is also significant for being sublimely self-referential. It's not for everyone, surely, but it's just camp enough to be a hit.

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26 June 1990 (USA) See more »

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