Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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On a Deadman's Chest 

Danny Darwin learns that his new tattoo might be more than just a tattoo.

Director:

William Friedkin

Writers:

Steven Dodd (creator), Larry Wilson (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Yul Vazquez ... Danny Darwin
Paul Hipp ... Nick Bosch
Tia Carrere ... Scarlett
Sherrie Rose ... Vendetta
Heavy D ... Farouche
Gregg Allman ... Toland
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Steve Jones ... Hulk
Don Michaelson Don Michaelson ... Dr. Roberts
Richard Danielson Richard Danielson ... Drummer
Karen Kalensky ... Groupie
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Storyline

Arrogant and decadent singer Danny Darwin fronts the popular hard rock group Exorcist. Danny fears that guitarist Nick Bosch's marriage to the disapproving Scarlett will cause the band to break up. Groupie Vendetta sets Danny up with mysterious tattoo artist Farouche in an attempt to calm him down, but things go awry when Farouche's tattoo for Danny proves to be anything but comforting. Written by Woodyanders

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1992 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

As an obvious in-joke, the name of the fictional rock band is Exorcist and the episode was directed by William Friedkin whose most popular film is "The Exorcist". See more »

Quotes

Danny Darwin: So what's the deal with your eye, man?
Farouche: [lifts up eyepatch] This? This was payment for a tattoo I did for Baby Doc when he was running Haiti. He didn't like the story his body had to tell, so he took out my eye with a salad fork.
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Connections

Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: William Friedkin (2011) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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I got your wife under my skin!
9 May 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" is back! Well, that is to say, in the shape of an L.A. heavy-metal band! For his very own contribution to the successful "Tales from the Crypt"-series, Friedkin cleverly made reference to his one immortal horror classic. "Exorcist" is the name of a very popular band but the members have some severe issues to deal with. Lead singer and incorrigible party animal Danny can't seem to stomach that his live-long friend Nick got married recently and he fears that the new wife intends to split up the band. To take his frustrated mind off of things, Danny's favorite groupie Vendetta (Sherrie Rose, who walks around naked most of the time) suggests him to have a brand new tattoo, brought on by body-magician Farouch. This slightly eccentric tattoo-artist supposedly "feels" the story your body has to tell and he brings it out. When Danny gets saddled up with the tattoo image of Nick's wife Scarlet on his chest, he truly goes berserk. This tale doesn't really compare with William Friedkin's usual style of film-making (maybe that's why he isn't credited??), but it's a very decent story, nevertheless, and it contains some satisfying make-up effects and good acting performances. The setting behind the scenes of a turbulent rock band is fairly original and the well-cast actors make it look very convincing. Worth a look in case you're a fan of the series.


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