- "Ah, a corpse by any other name would smell as sweet. Unless, of course, it isn't dead yet! Tonight's tawdry tale is about a man whose bravely concerned about matters of life and death. Why he'd care about that remains to be seen."
- ―The Crypt Keeper
Season 3, Episode 4
|Airdate||June 19th, 1991|
|Producer||Richard Donner; David Giler; Walter Hill; Joel Silver; Robert Zemeckis; Gilbert Adler; Connie Johnson; Jennie Lew Tugend|
|Starring||John Kassir; Beau Bridges; Tony Goldwyn; Tom Wright; Lucinda Weist; Peter Schuck; Hugh B. Holub; Tina Bockrath|
|John Kassir||The Crypt Keeper|
|Beau Bridges||Doctor Martin Fairbanks|
|Tony Goldwyn||Doctor Carl Fairbanks|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- This episode is included on disc one of the Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Third Season DVD collection.
- This episode adapts the "Dead Right!" story from Tales from the Crypt #37 (Aug-Sept, 1953). The title was changed for this episode so as not to confuse it with the season two premiere "Dead Right".
- The title of this episode is a pun on the phrase "Abracadabra". Abracadabra is a popular term used by stage magicians when performing their tricks. The phrase is Aramaic in origin and roughly translates as, "I will create, as I say". A cadaver is the technical term for a dead human body. The term is usually used when describing bodies found in mortuaries and/or medical schools.
- The Crypt Keeper's use of the phrase "A corpse by any other name..." is taken from "A rose by any other name...", which is a popular quotation from the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Spoken by the character of Juliet, the full line is "What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".
- The title of this episode has also been used on episodes of The Simpsons, The Powerpuff Girls and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
- First episode directed by Stephen Hopkins. He also directs "Beauty Rest" from season 4, and "Staired in Horror" from season 6. In addition, Hopkins also directed the 1989 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and the 1990 sci-fi/horror movie Predator 2.
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|Tales from the Crypt.|