Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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A hot-tempered convict with a butter addiction tries to get revenge, with the help of his mentally challenged brother, on the ice cream trucker who was responsible for his arrest, unaware the driver also has a dark secret too.


Russell Mulcahy


Steven Dodd (creator), Scott Nimerfro (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview:
Bill Paxton ... Billy DeLuca
Lainie Kazan ... Mrs. Grafungar
Brad Dourif ... Virgil
Michael Lerner ... Mr. Byrd
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Pat Asanti ... Cooter
Raushan Hammond ... Danny (as Raushan Hamond)


Hot-tempered convict Billy DeLuca gets out of prison after serving a two year sentence. Billy convinces his mentally challenged brother Virgil to help him rob a warehouse as a means of getting revenge on kindly ice cream vendor Mr. Byrd, who's responsible for sending Billy to jail. However, the plan goes seriously awry. Written by Woodyanders

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13 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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The title is based on the proverb, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." See more »


At 3 minutes and 23 seconds Billy looks into the camera for about 1 second. See more »


Mr. Byrd: No, no please, spare me. It wasn't my idea to report you. I tried to talk him out of it!
Billy DeLuca: Freeze! Enough of this crazy shit! Show em' Verge! Show em we got ways of making em talk!
Virgil: Right, Billy!
[Vergil fires the shotgun blowing part of Mr. Byrd's face off]
Billy DeLuca: You fucking idiot. Oh.
Virgil: He wouldn't tell us where the money is, would he?
Billy DeLuca: Is he gonna tell us now? Huh? Is he? Is he? YOU FUCKING RETARD! AW, SHIT! JUST FIND THE MONEY! OK? YOU CHECK THE BEDROOM!
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References Child's Play (1988) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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It Ain't Over Yet
21 November 2007 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

A seminal Tales from the Crypt find a hardened ex-con (Bill Paxton) and his simpleton brother (Brad Dourif) attempting to plan a warehouse robbery and, in effect, get revenge on the kindly ice-cream man (Lerner) for sending the con to prison. Bill Paxton gives a performance worthy of the Crypt hall-of-fame as Billy, the ex-con, and passionate actor Brad Dourif is aces as brother Virgil. Lerner's performance (especially in the closing scenes) is a showstopper and stands out in the bloody, merciless show. The end is classic Crypt material, effectively brutal and menacingly macabre. Just Desserts in the old fashioned tradition of EC comics, may they forever be remembered, baby! Fun Fact: The director earned the onset moniker "Bucket of Blood" Mulcahy for his proclivity for bloodshed on the set.

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