Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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And All Through the House 

A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is on the loose.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Fred Dekker (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Wife
Larry Drake ... Santa
Marshall Bell ... Husband
Lindsey Whitney Barry Lindsey Whitney Barry ... Carrie Ann
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve, a mother controls the anxiety of her little daughter Carrie Ann for Santa Claus and puts her to bed. Then she comes to the living room and kills her husband, hitting his head with a fireplace poker, expecting to receive his life insurance and stay with her lover. While she is dumping his body on the yard, the dangerous patient of a mental institution dressed like Santa Claus attacks her but she succeeds to escape and lock the door. However, she is unable to call the police since the body of her husband is in the front yard. Out of the blue, Carrie calls her mother with an unexpected guest. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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16 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1989 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This story has previously been adapted in a segment in the 1972 film version of the comic. See more »

Goofs

When the wife takes the keys from her dead husband and makes her way back into the house, there's no snow on the hood of her coat, nor on her shoulders, yet when you see her entering filmed from inside the house, there is quite a lot of snow on the top of her hood and shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: [In the closing narration, after the wife screamed at the evil Santa Claus who was holding an axe] Well, how was that for a scream boys and ghouls? Oh, don't worry about little Carrie. This particular Santa preferred older women... in pieces, that is.
[laughing]
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Connections

Featured in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Are You Naughty or Nice?
19 June 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

On Christmas Eve, a mother (Mary Ellen Trainor) controls the anxiety of her little daughter Carrie Ann (Lindsey Whitney Barry) for Santa Claus and puts her to bed. Then she comes to the living room and kills her husband (Marshall Bell), hitting his head with a fireplace poker, expecting to receive his life insurance and stay with her lover.

While she is dumping his body on the yard, the dangerous patient of a mental institution dressed like Santa Claus (Larry Drake) attacks her but she succeeds to escape and lock the door. However, she is unable to call the police since the body of her husband is in the front yard. Out of the blue, Carrie calls her mother with an unexpected guest.

"And All Through the House" is the second episode of Tales from the Crypt with a great black humor story. Larry Drake is magnificent in the role of a dangerous lunatic and the conclusion is very funny. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "And All Through the House"

Note: On 01 January 2014, I saw this episode again.


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