Racconti di mezzanotte

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Ispirato al film del 1972 \Racconti dalla tomba\, a sua volta basato sul leggendario fumetto della EC Comics edito da William Gaines, in Italia le prime due stagioni della serie vennero trasmesse con il titolo \Racconti di mezzanotte\; in Italia il telefilm conobbe una certa notorietà già nel 1989 quando i primi tre episodi vennero trasmessi in un film di 90 minuti per il cinema, dal titolo \Racconti dalla cripta\.

Titolo Originale: Tales from the Crypt
STAGIONI/EPISODI: 7 Stagioni , 93 episodi, conclusa
Durata episodi: 27 min.
Attori principali: John Kassir
Creata da: Steven Dodd
Produttore: Richard Donner, David Giler, Walter Hill, Joel Silver
Genere: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Network: HBO

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Stagione 1

1x1 - The Man Who Was Death

Niles Talbot moved from the country to the big city to get a job as an electrician but ended up as an executioner. His trouble begins when he's suddenly unemployed and decides to take the law into his own hands.

GUEST STAR: , Bill Sadler,
AUTORE: , Robert Reneau, Walter Hill,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-06-1989

1x2 - And All Through the House

On Christmas Eve a woman slaughters her husband and learns that she's on Santa's naughty list when an escaped maniac dressed as Santa Claus shows up at her doorstep with a special present for her.

GUEST STAR: , Larry Drake, Mary Ellen Trainor,
AUTORE: , Fred Dekker,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-06-1989

1x3 - Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone

A bum named Ulric is given the chance of a lifetime when a scientist puts the gland of a cat inside his body. Soon Ulric becomes the main attraction at a sideshow.

GUEST STAR: , Joe Pantoliano, Robert Wuhl,
AUTORE: , Terry Black,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-06-1989

1x4 - Only Sin Deep

A call girl goes to a pawnshop to rob him of his jewelry. Instead the owner offers her 10,000 dollars for her beauty. She sells her beauty and lands a new job but discovers she is aging very fast.

GUEST STAR: , Brett Cullen, Britt Leach, Lea Thompson,
AUTORE: , Fred Dekker,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-06-1989

1x5 - Lover Come Hack to Me

Charles marries Peggy but only for her money planning to kill her and make it look like an accident. One night things change when her dead mother pays a visit and Peggy shows Charles her own family tradition.

GUEST STAR: , Amanda Plummer, Stephen Shellen,
AUTORE: , Michael McDowell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-06-1989

1x6 - Collection Completed

After 47 year of tool sales, Jonas has finally found some time to relax and take a break. Or so he thinks. After he returns from his work, he finds out that his wife has been taking in stray animals. He decides to take up a new hobby ... taxidermy.

GUEST STAR: , Audra Lindley, M. Emmet Walsh,
AUTORE: , A Whitney Brown, Battle Davis, Randolph Davis,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-06-1989

Stagione 2

2x1 - Dead Right

A gold digging waitress goes to a fortune teller who predicts that by the end of the day her boss will fire her and she will land a new job. When the prediction becomes reality, she goes back for more. The fortune teller predicts that she will marry a man who will inherit a fortune and then die.

GUEST STAR: , Demi Moore, Jeffrey Tambor, Natalia Nogulich,
AUTORE: , Andy Wolk,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-04-1990

2x2 - The Switch

An elderly millionaire asks a plastic surgeon to give him the body of a younger man to win the girl of his dreams.

GUEST STAR: , Kelly Preston, Rick Rossovich, William Hickey,
AUTORE: , Michael Taav, Richard Tuggle,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-04-1990

2x3 - Cutting Cards

Two rival long time gamblers meet up in a small town to have one last duel.

GUEST STAR: , Kevin Tighe, Lance Henriksen,
AUTORE: , Lance Henriksen, Mae Woods, Walter Hill,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-04-1990

2x4 - 'Til Death

Logan is an unscrupulous gold digger who would do anything to catch the right woman with lots of money, including dabble into voodoo. When he meets Margaret, a sexy and rich widow on vacation, he immediately asks his partner, a voodoo priestess to conjure up a love potion for him which she takes unknowingly, she falls in love with him. How long will she love him for is the question.

GUEST STAR: , D.W. Moffett, Janet Hubert,
AUTORE: , Jeri Barchilon de Souza,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-04-1990

2x5 - Three's a Crowd

For their tenth anniversary a couple heads down to a cabin owned by their friend. When she and her friend start sneaking around the husband gets jealous and assumes that they are having an affair.

GUEST STAR: , Gavan O’Herlihy, Paul Lieber, Rosa Desosa,
AUTORE: , David Burton Morris, Kim Ketelsen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-05-1990

2x6 - The Thing from the Grave

Stacy is a really sexy model with a very abusive agent/boyfriend named Mitch. When her photographer friend Cates offers her refuge in his home from his terror, they ultimately fall in love and gives her a special necklace as symbol of love and also promises her that he'd protect her no matter what. When Mitch learns of this, he goes into a deadly rage and question is, will Cates' promise be kept?

GUEST STAR: , Kyle Secor, Miguel Ferrer, Teri Hatcher,
AUTORE: , Fred Dekker,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-05-1990

2x7 - The Sacrifice

Hotshot insurance salesman James becomes involved with the beautiful and seductive Gloria Fleming, who's the wife of crude tycoon Sebastian Fleming. James and Gloria decide to bump Sebastian off for his considerable money. They succeed with killing Sebastian, but things go awry when the meddlesome Jerry enters the picture claiming he has photographic evidence of the murder.

GUEST STAR: , Don Hood, Kevin Kilner, Kim Delaney, Michael Ironside,
AUTORE: , Ross Thommas,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-05-1990

2x8 - For Cryin' Out Loud

A greedy rock promoter tries to steal the money raised at a benefit concert when his conscience intervenes.

GUEST STAR: , Iggy Pop, Katey Sagal, Lee Arenberg, Sam Kinison,
AUTORE: , Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-05-1990

2x9 - Four-Sided Triangle

Farmer George is attracted to Mary Jo, the nubile young woman who helps out with the chores. The problem is... she's in love with a scarecrow.

GUEST STAR: , Chelcie Ross, Patricia Arquette,
AUTORE: , James tugend, Tom Holland,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-05-1990

2x10 - The Ventriloquist's Dummy

A ventriloquist seeks out his old hero, Ingels, who he always admired. He soon meets up with his ventriloquist dummy Morty and discovers a shocking secret.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Goldthwait, Don Rickles,
AUTORE: , Frank Darabont,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-06-1990

2x11 - Judy, You're Not Yourself Today

Donald and Judy are a couple who find themselves in a game of witchcraft. When a mysterious woman convinces Judy to try on a magical necklace, the old woman switches their souls. Soon Donald realizes that something is wrong. He tricks the witch into thinking that Judy has cancer and they switch back. Then Donald kills the witch and buries her. Years later, she comes back and this time she's got a special surprise for him.

GUEST STAR: , Brian Kerwin, Carol Kane, Frances Bay,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-06-1990

2x12 - Fitting Punishment

Mean and stingy cheapskate funeral home director Ezra Thornberry treats his deceased clients with an appalling lack of respect. Following the death of his mother, Ezra's naive teenage nephew Bobby is forced to live with the nasty old coot. Complications arise when Bobby disapproves of Ezra's unscrupulous business practices.

GUEST STAR: , Jon Clair, Moses Gunn,
AUTORE: , Don Macini, Jonathan David Kahn, Michael Alan Kahn,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-06-1990

2x13 - Korman's Kalamity

Jim Korman is a cartoonist for Tales From The Crypt. He has talent for creating horrible creatures - they are all inspired by his harassing wife. Little does he know that his creations are coming to life and creating havoc. A female detective pursues the creator and suddenly falls for him. Korman decides to finally take his wife out of the picture.

GUEST STAR: , Cynthia Gibb, Harry Anderson,
AUTORE: , Terry Black,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-06-1990

2x14 - Lower Berth

Enouch is a two-faced man at a sideshow carnival. One day a new attraction arrives - a 4 century old mummy. When the owner learns that the mummy is not only ripped off but cursed, he swipes the jewels off the mummy but soon he regrets it. This episode also features the birth of The Cryptkeeper.

GUEST STAR: , Jeff Yagher, Lewis Arquette,
AUTORE: , Fred Dekker,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-07-1990

2x15 - Mute Witness to Murder

A woman witnesses a man slaughter his wife. The man lives across the street from her. When her husband calls their doctor, she's even more horrorfied to learn that the doctor is also the killer.

GUEST STAR: , Patricia Clarkson, Richard Thomas,
AUTORE: , Nancy Doyne,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-07-1990

2x16 - Television Terror

Horton Rivers is an arrogant television tabloid host. He is trying to get big ratings and decides to take his crew through a haunted house. The house is rumored to be haunted by an old woman who killed a number of men. Soon strange things start happening. Someone or something is stalking Horton and his camera crew. The ratings could take him to the top or to the bottom.

GUEST STAR: , Morton Downey, Jr.,
AUTORE: , G.J. Pruss, J. Randal Johnson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-07-1990

2x17 - My Brother's Keeper

The reckless Eddie and the correct Frank are Siamese brothers connected by their waists. Eddie wants to convince Frank to be submitted to a surgery with 50% of chances of success, but Frank is afraid. When Frank meets Marie in a bar, he falls in love for her and decides to risk. But a secret is disclosed with fatal consequences, affecting the relationship of the brothers.

GUEST STAR: , Jessica Harper, Jonathan Stark, Timothy Stack,
AUTORE: , Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-07-1990

2x18 - The Secret

Orphan boy Theodore is adopted by the Colbys, who are an eccentric rich couple with a very dark secret.

GUEST STAR: , Grace Zabriskie, Larry Drake, William Frankfather,
AUTORE: , Doug Ronning,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-07-1990

Stagione 3

3x3 - The Trap

An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. He refuses. Instead, he comes up with a scheme to make a lot of money quick. Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar life insurance policy.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce McGill, Bruno Kirby, Carroll Baker, Michael J. Fox, Teri Garr,
AUTORE: , Scott Alexander,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-06-1991

3x1 - Loved to Death

A classic "boy wants girl, girl is unresponsive to his attentions" storyline gets the Tales from the Crypt treatment, as a young man gets a Love Potion by his mysterious landlord, in an attempt to win over the girl of his dreams. But things soon get out of hand...

GUEST STAR: , Andrew McCarthy, David Hemming, John Henry Collier, Kathleen Freeman, Mariel Hemingway,
AUTORE: , Joe Minion, John Mankiewicz,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-06-1991

3x2 - Carrion Death

A sadistic serial killer has unforeseen complications when pursued by a determined motorcycle cop in a barren desert.

GUEST STAR: , George DelHoyo, Kyle MacLachlan,
AUTORE: , Steven E. De Souza,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-06-1991

3x4 - Abra Cadaver

A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother who's cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

GUEST STAR: , Beau Bridges, Tom Wright, Tony Goldwyn,
AUTORE: , Jim Birge,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-06-1991

3x5 - Top Billing

An unattractive and unlucky actor can't get a role because of his looks. His agent and girlfriend leave him. But he doesn't intend to give up - he wants the role of Hamlet.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce Boxleitner, John Astin, Jon Lovitz, Louise Fletcher,
AUTORE: , Myles Berkowitz,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-06-1991

3x6 - Dead Wait

Red is a low life crook who is looking for a black pearl. He finds that it's on a island belonging to an ailing millionaire. He plans with the millionaire's mistress to steal the pearl but she turns on him. Fortunately a voodoo priestess comes to the rescue but she has something special for him that he'll never forget.

GUEST STAR: , James Remar, John Rhys-Davies, Whoopi Goldberg,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-07-1991

3x7 - The Reluctant Vampire

A good-natured vampire takes a more novel approach to satisfying his blood lust with his chosen undercover employment.

GUEST STAR: , George Wendt, Malcolm McDowell, Sandra Dickinson,
AUTORE: , Terry Black,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-07-1991

3x8 - Easel Kill Ya

Painter Jack Craig gains himself a wealthy patron when he sells a morbid painting. He soon finds that in order to please his patron, he must continue to paint pictures of death - and this leads him down a murderous path.

GUEST STAR: , Tim Roth, William Atherton,
AUTORE: , Larry Wilson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-07-1991

3x9 - Undertaking Palor

Four boys who have a talent for video taping uncover some weird things at the undertaker's. Soon revenge comes when one the boy's father becomes a victim. They begin video taping the undertaker's evil deeds which he soon discovers in horror.

GUEST STAR: , John Glover,
AUTORE: , Ron Finley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-07-1991

3x10 - Mournin' Mess

A regretful reporter is investigating some murders of homeless people. He meets up with a man who is the prime suspect in the murders but when he fails to deliver a story his boss fires him. He then discovers that the new cemetery by a group called Ghouls is the cause for all the deaths in the neighborhood and guess who's the next victim.

GUEST STAR: , Ally Walker, Rita Wilson, Steven Weber, Vincent Schiavelli,
AUTORE: , Manny Coto,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-07-1991

3x11 - Split Second

Dixon is a lumberjack who marries a sexy barmaid named Liz Kelly. Soon after, he turns from sweet Dr. Jekyll into cruel Mr. Hyde. He is jealous of her when the boys find her attractive. One day a new lumberjack comes to town and Liz finds Ted attractive. When he catches them in the bed together, Dixon goes in a jealous rage and whacks him blinding him. The boys help him seek revenge on Dixon and Liz.

GUEST STAR: , Billy Wirth, Brion James, Michelle Johnson,
AUTORE: , Richard Christian Matheson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-08-1991

3x12 - Deadline

Charles McKenzie is a drunk out of work reporter who would do anything for a story. He meets Vicki in a bar who makes him feel like he can turn his life around. He quits drinking and can get his old job back as long as he can stay on the wagon and prove he can still bring in a good murder story. While reading a newspaper in Niko's Grill, he hears the owner kill his wife in the back. This is just the story he needs...

GUEST STAR: , Jon Polito, Marg Helgenberger, Richard Jordan,
AUTORE: , Mae Woods, Walter Hill,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-08-1991

3x13 - Spoiled

Janet is a soap opera loving woman. She likes to watch soaps everyday. She even imitates them. One day she misses the end of her favorite soap opera when the TV goes on the fritz. She decides to get cable soon. Janet finds her self falling for the attractive cable installer. When her Surgeon husband discovers what's going on, he decides to make them part of his experiment.

GUEST STAR: , Alan Rachins, Anthony LaPaglia, Faye Grant,
AUTORE: , Connie Johnson, Doug Ronning,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-08-1991

3x14 - Yellow

The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn't want to be in the army anymore and asks his father, General Kalthrob, for a discharge. His father refuses but says he will transfer him to the rear if he leads a patrol to the German lines and fix the broken communication line. When he proves himself to be a coward, his father orders a court martial with penalty of death by firing squad.

GUEST STAR: , Dan Aykroyd, Eric Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Lance Henriksen,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler, Jim Thomas, John Thomas,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-08-1991

Stagione 4

4x1 - None But the Lonely Heart

A sneaky man is obsessed with wedding rich older women then killing them. His business partner fears that he'll be caught soon. He finds himself in hot water when he starts getting threatening notes. He kills off those he suspects and soon he realizes the meaning of the saying revenge is sweet.

GUEST STAR: , Sugar Ray Leonard, Tom Hanks, Treat Williams,
AUTORE: , Donald Longtooth,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-06-1992

4x2 - This'll Kill Ya

Sophie and Pack are workers at a medicine company. They are furious when their boss tells the papers that they are ready to test their new drug on humans. One day, while he is taking his shots they accidently inject him with the serum. George has only a few hours to live. He starts to have delusions and learns he's been set up and kills Pack. Sophie bursts in and tells him that the whole thing was just a joke.

GUEST STAR: , Cleavon Little, Dylan McDermott, Sonia Braga,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-06-1992

4x3 - On a Deadman's Chest

A rocker fights with his manager. His groupie girlfriend shows him a special tattoo and convinces him to get one from where she got it. The tattoo has a picture of a dragon but a cartoon face that looks like Scarlett. He tries to remove the tattoo but no matter how hard he tries it keeps coming back. Eventually it drives him to murder Scarlett. The tattoo comes back to haunt him despite his guilt.

GUEST STAR: , Heavy D, Paul Hipp, Sherrie Rose, Tia Carrere,
AUTORE: , Larry Wilson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-06-1992

4x4 - Seance

Con artists posing as mediums decide to use a man named Chalmers as their next victim. The woman hits on Chalmers and her male partner takes pictures of them in bed. One day Chalmers is killed in an accident. The con artists discover something else - Chalmers' wife is blind. They decide to pull a fake seance on his wife. The plan works but not in the way they expect.

GUEST STAR: , Ben Cross, Cathy Moriarty, John Vernon,
AUTORE: , Harry Anderson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-07-1992

4x5 - Beauty Rest

An obsessed wannabe model grows bloody red with envy when her roommate lands a part she thought she was going to get. She forces her roommate to overdose and steps in to take her place. She becomes the next victim of another jealous model and kills her rival. Now there's no one standing in her way and she is crowned, but she soon discovers something shocking about the talent show.

GUEST STAR: , Buck Henry, Jennifer Rubin, Kathy Ireland, Mimi Rogers,
AUTORE: , Donald Longtooth,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-07-1992

4x6 - What's Cookin'

Fred and Erma are workers at a squid cafe who find themselves in trouble because their business is failing and their landlord will kick them out. That is until one of the employees encourages them to serve meat. Suddenly business is getting better. Gaston decides to double cross Fred and Erma but he ends getting invited for dinner ... but not in the way he expects. (with optional commentary by John Kassir in character as the Cryptkeeper, the episode's writer Alan Katz, and Tales From the Crypt chronicler Digby Diehl).

GUEST STAR: , Bess Armstrong, Christopher Reeve, Judd Nelson, Meat Loaf,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-07-1992

4x7 - The New Arrival

An arrogant radio child psychologist is obsessed with proving to his manager that he is the best. He gets a new patient, a woman and her daughter. When he goes to her room, he assumes that the daughter is the woman's imaginary friend. He learns that her daughter died years ago but her mother's love keeps her alive.

GUEST STAR: , David Warner, Joan Severance, Robert Patrick, Twiggy, Zelda Rubenstein,
AUTORE: , Ron Finley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-07-1992

4x8 - Showdown

A gunman being is chased down by another quickdrawing gunslinger in an old abandoned western town. The gunman wins the duel but he soon learns a new meaning to the phrase ""ghost town"" as the spirits of all his victims come back to haunt him.

GUEST STAR: , David Morse,
AUTORE: , Frank Darabont,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-08-1992

4x9 - King of the Road

A courageous drag racer challenges a cop who used to be a racer. When the cop refuses, the racer decides to make him change his mind and kidnaps his teenage daughter. Iceman proves that he hasn't lost his talent by tricking the racer into changing the course sending him to his doom.

GUEST STAR: , Brad Pitt, Raymond J. Barry,
AUTORE: , J. Randal Johnson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-08-1992

4x10 - Maniac at Large

A shy library clerk is obsessed with a serial killer fearing that she will be his next victim. She thinks that her boss, the security guard and a patron are they killer. One night, while she is working late, it turns out that she is really the killer and her victims were ones she thought were after her.

GUEST STAR: , Adam Ant, Blythe Danner, Obba Babatundé, Salome Jens,
AUTORE: , Mae Woods,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-08-1992

4x11 - Split Personality

Stetson is a con man who likes to date twins. He finds himself in the arms of twin sisters and creates a twin of his own. He weds both of them and decides to knock them off. Little does he know these twins share alike.

GUEST STAR: , Burt Young, Joe Pantoliano, Joe Pesci,
AUTORE: , Fred Dekker,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-08-1992

4x12 - Strung Along

An aging puppeteer gets a new assistant. When he learns that his wife has a boyfriend, the assistant promises he'll do something about it. The puppeteer spends most of his time with is favorite puppet Koko. When he discovers that his assistant is his wife's lover, the two make him think that Koko has gone on a murderous rampage. Little do they know that Pinocchio isn't the only one with-out strings.

GUEST STAR: , Donald O'Connor, Patricia Charbonneau, Zach Galligan,
AUTORE: , Kevin Yagher, Yale Udoff,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-09-1992

4x13 - Werewolf Concerto

A man is killed outside the woods of a hotel. His death is suspected to be the work of a werewolf. The manager says that there is a werewolf hunter who will deal with the problem. Among the guests is a smooth talking man and an attractive female guest. It turns out that Lokai is the werewolf but much to his surprise he discovers that Janice is also a creature of darkness.

GUEST STAR: , Beverly D'Angelo, Dennis Farina, Reginald VelJohnson, Timothy Dalton,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-09-1992

4x14 - Curiosity Killed

A man asks his friend to keep a youth potion away from his wife. When she suspects that they are trying to kill her, she kills them first and drinks the potion which she had switched. But she soon regrets it.

GUEST STAR: , Kevin McCarthy, Madge Sinclair, Margot Kidder,
AUTORE: , Stanley Ralph Ross,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-09-1992

Stagione 5

5x1 - Death of Some Salesmen

A sneaky con man has a talent for killing people after he sells them phony tombstones. He soon learns that some for his new victims have a fortune buried in their cellar. He marries their daughter and kills the parents but when he goes down in the basement he gets a big surprise.

GUEST STAR: , Ed Begley Jr., Tim Curry, Yvonne De Carlo,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-10-1993

5x2 - As Ye Sow

A husband hires a detective to spy on his wife whom he believes is cheating on him with a priest. When he learns that he's been conned, he decides to kill him himself. That day he learns that there was nothing going on between them and he is relieved. But he is mistaken for his wife's boyfriend and killed by the detective he hired.

GUEST STAR: , Hector Elizondo, John Shea, Patsy Kensit,
AUTORE: , Ron Finley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-10-1993

5x3 - Forever Ambergris

Dalton is a seasoned combat photographer who finds himself falling for a beautiful women who just happens to be the wife of his friend. One day Ike sends Dalton into a disease warfare area. Dalton returns, but not the way he used to be. He soon writes a letter about how he was set up and his wife and friend also contract the same disease.

GUEST STAR: , John Kassir (la voix du gardien de la Crypte), Kevin Benton (Little Wing), Luis Ramos (Pirate), Lysette Anthony (Bobbi), Marshall Bell (Rock), Paul Dooley (Randolph), Roger Daltrey (Dalton), Steve Buscemi (Ike), Tim Ahern (Oncle Sally), Titus Welliver (Salucci),
AUTORE: , Scott Rosenberg,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-10-1993

5x4 - Food for Thought

Zambini is a circus mind-controlling psychic who controls his beautiful helper with his telepathic powers. One day he learns that she has a crush on the fire eater. Zambini goes into a terrible rage and kills him. Connie flees in terror never to return. Zambini uses his powers to call her back but it contacts the pet gorilla instead.

GUEST STAR: , Ernie Hudson, Joan Chen, John Laughlin,
AUTORE: , Larry Wilson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-10-1993

5x5 - People Who Live in Brass Hearses

Billy is a smalltime criminal who is bloody red for vengeance. Years ago, his boss at an icecream warehouse double crossed him by sending him to prison. Now he plans to frame his boss with the help of his disabled brother.

GUEST STAR: , Bill Paxton, Brad Dourif, Michael Lerner,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-10-1993

5x6 - Two for the Show

A man slaughters his wife who he believes is having an affair. He drags her body and puts it in the bathtub. The police arrive and he refuses to let them near the bathtub. He chops up the corpse and hops a train with a trunk containing his wife's corpse. The detective follows him. The man switches trunks but when he opens the other one he gets a big surprise.

GUEST STAR: , David Paymer, Traci Lords, Vincent Spano,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-10-1993

5x7 - House of Horror

Les Whilton is the president of a college fraternity. He decides to scare three pledges by daring them to spend a night in a haunted house. He and some of his friends have set up the place to look like it's haunted. Along for the ride is a group of sorority sisters. When everyone else turns up missing, everyone turns to Whilton. Whilton goes into the house alone and he gets a big surprise.

GUEST STAR: , Brian Krause, Kevin Dillon, Meredith Salenger,
AUTORE: , Bob Gale,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-10-1993

5x8 - Well Cooked Hams

A frustrated magician comes across a true genius. He decides to kill him and steal his magic, but he finds himself in big trouble and it's going to be the last magic trick he will ever perform.

GUEST STAR: , Billy Zane, Martin Sheen,
AUTORE: , Andrew Kevin Walker,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-11-1993

5x9 - Creep Course

Reggie is a college jock who is trying to pass a history test. He asks the class bookworm Stella Bishop to help tutor him. She goes to Finely's house to to get the answer sheet, but when she gets there, Finely and Reggie lock her in a mummy's tomb. Finely double crosses Reggie by poisoning him. Finely goes back to check his work, and gets a big surprise. Stella is not dead. She has been charming the mummy by impersonating his dead girlfriend making the mummy jealous and Reggie and Finely really take the wraps.

GUEST STAR: , Anthony Michael Hall, Jeffrey Jones, Nina Siemaszko,
AUTORE: , Jeffrey Boam,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-11-1993

5x10 - Came the Dawn

In this version of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, a young woman who is also a thief is picked up by a man driving by. He takes her up to his place. There she hears a message from his wife, but also learns that there is a killer nearby. When she goes to his room she gets a big surprise.

GUEST STAR: , Brooke Shields, Perry King,
AUTORE: , Ron Finley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-11-1993

5x11 - Oil's Well That Ends Well

A con artist and his girlfriend plan their next caper by tricking some southern boys into thinking there is oil underneath a cemetery. Their plans work. She makes them think she has gotten jealous and killed her boyfriend, but when she goes to dig him up, she gets a big surprise. He and the boys have been partners all along. The last laugh is on her when it turns out that there really is oil and she blows them all to kingdom come.

GUEST STAR: , John Kassir, Lou Diamond Phillips, Priscilla Presle,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-11-1993

5x12 - Half-Way Horrible

Roger Lassen is a manufacturer who kills his friend by burying him alive in the South American jungle to finish the development of a chemical preservative. He's haunted by the memories of the incident. The earnings will make him rich but he can't get it past the FDA regulations. Soon his past returns and he starts seeing his dead friend everywhere he looks. A voodoo priestess offers to help exorcise his dark side. The spell works but at the most horrible cost.

GUEST STAR: , Clancy Brown,
AUTORE: , Gregory Widen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-12-1993

5x13 - Till Death Do We Part

A male escort is engaged to an aging woman. One day she discovers him flirting with a younger woman. She forces him to kill her in front of her. Instead he kills off her bodyguards, but he is even more surprised when the young lady turns against him. It turns out he's been fantasizing the whole thing and bumps her off himself.

GUEST STAR: , Eileen Brennan, John Stamos, Kate Vernon,
AUTORE: , Peter Iliff,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-12-1993

Stagione 6

6x1 - Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

An ambulance-chasing lawyer finds herself in a nightmare court when she is hauled in for having too many digits on her license plate. She finds her self going through the court several times and they have a way of throwing the book at her. Little does she know, that her lawyer has been dismissed for being stuck in the court too long. He treats himself with the chair of doom but she must stay to take his place.

GUEST STAR: , Catherine O'Hara, Peter Mc Nicol,
AUTORE: , Ron Finley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-10-1994

6x2 - Only Skin Deep

At a costume party, a young man falls in love with a sexy woman. They have a great time. He promises to keep quiet but the next day he spills the beans. The woman tells him not to be around while she's awake. He finds out that she's wearing that same mask. He tries to remove it only to learn that it's her horrible face. She gives him the most shocking punishment.

GUEST STAR: , Peter Onorati, Sherrie Rose,
AUTORE: , Dick Beebe,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-10-1994

6x3 - Whirlpool

A comic artist for Tales From The Crypt finds herself trapped inside a repetitious nightmare world. Everyday she lives through the same horrible episodes. First her boss rejects her latest idea then fires her. She goes to her boss and shoots him only to be caught by the police and shot to death. In reality the whole thing turns out to be a comic and she really is his boss and he is her employee.

GUEST STAR: , Richard Lewis, Rita Rudner,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-10-1994

6x4 - Operation Friendship

Nelson is a computer genius who is letting his boss take credit for his ideas. Meanwhile his childhood imaginary pal Eddie tries to get Nelson to stand up to his bullying coworker. That is, until Nelson falls in love with a beautiful next door neighbor. Eddie thinks that she will ruin their friendship, but Nelson tosses Eddies' good side out the window leaving Eddie to come back cold-hearted.

GUEST STAR: , Peter Dobson, Tate Donovan,
AUTORE: , Rob Ross,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-11-1994

6x5 - Revenge Is the Nuts

A run-down shelter for the blind is owned by a cruel man. He abuses the patients there and won't give them respect. A new blind girl, Shelly, arrives the owner promises to lighten up if she agrees to sleep with him. Benny and the other patients give the owner from hell a taste of his own medicine.

GUEST STAR: , Anthony Zerbe, Isaac Hayes, John Savage, Teri Polo,
AUTORE: , Shell Willens,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-11-1994

6x6 - The Bribe

Zoeller is a fire marshal who wants a strip club closed down. He wants to get revenge on it's sneaky owner and his pal for letting his offspring dance there. Zoeller bribes an arsonist to burn the place but after he does it, he discovers that she was also in there. Little does he know that his daughter wasn't in the club when the fire happened. She left early to get married with her boyfriend.

GUEST STAR: , Esai Morales, Terry O'Quinn,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-11-1994

6x7 - The Pit

Two men who are longtime rivals go head to head in a grudge match. But, the real fight isn't between them, it's between their feuding wives. When the two men realize they don't hate each other, they decide to put their wives in the ring. With the help of a Las Vegas showman, they set them up as they watch them in a boxing match on live television.

GUEST STAR: , Debbe Dunning, Marjean Holden, Mark Dacascos, Stoney Jackson,
AUTORE: , John Harrison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-11-1994

6x8 - The Assassin

Janet is a suburban wife of an ex-CIA assassin. When a group of operatives invade her home, they seem to think her husband is up to his old tricks again. The leader tempts one of her men then kills him, then kills the other guy, then plans to do the same with Janet. But Janet has a nasty surprise for her that she will never forget.

GUEST STAR: , Chelsea Field, Corey Feldman, Shelley Hack,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-12-1994

6x9 - Staired in Horror

Clyde is a fugitive who holes up in a house occupied by an elderly woman. One night he finds an attractive woman upstairs, but he discovers it's the same woman. She tells him that a long time ago her spouse caught her having an affair and put a curse on the house. She must stay up stairs if she wants to be young forever. The same thing will happen to the man if he comes upstairs. The cops arrive and he goes upstairs to change his image but he finds himself getting weak and the woman turns back into a helpless infant unable to do anything but crawl.

GUEST STAR: , D. B. Sweeney, Rachel Ticotin,
AUTORE: , Colman Dekay, Teller,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-12-1994

6x10 - In the Groove

Gary Grover is a frustrated talk radio DJ. His boss, who is also his sister, hired a sexy looker with a talent for talking dirty. One day Gary goes ballistic and his boss fires him. Val suggests that he take matters into his own hands, but he's been set up.

GUEST STAR: , Linda Doucett, Miguel Ferrer, Slash, Wendie Malick,
AUTORE: , Colman Dekay, Jack Temchin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-12-1994

6x11 - Surprise Party

A young man kills his father to inherit an old burned down house. When he arrives, he gets a very unusual surprise. He discovers that there's a party there waiting for him and he is the guest of honor. When one the sexy dancer's boyfriends gets jealous, the man kills him and tries to burn the evidence. The guests stop him and he realizes it's the same place his father burned down years ago and history has a nasty way of repeating it self.

GUEST STAR: , Adam Storke, Rance Howard,
AUTORE: , Colman Dekay, Tom Lyons (II),
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-12-1994

6x12 - Doctor of Horror

Richard and Charlie are security guards working in a morgue. They are offered five hundred dollars by a doctor who is trying to capture the soul of each dying person before it goes to heaven. When their boss figures out what's happening Richard is forced to kill him but he kills Charlie too. The doctor succeeds in capturing Charlie's soul. Charlie comes back out for revenge.

GUEST STAR: , Austin Pendleton, Ben Stein, Hank Azaria, Travis Tritt,
AUTORE: , Larry Wilson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-01-1995

6x13 - Comes the Dawn

Two poachers are out hunting bear in Alaska. They seek the help of a woman who leads them into a dorm. The men decide that they don't need her anymore but the Colonel double crosses his partner. She's been leading them to a lair full of hibernating vampires. Luckily it's dawn but there's one problem. Alaska is locked in cold darkness.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce Payne, Michael Ironside, Susan Tyrrell, Vivian Wu,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-01-1995

6x14 - 99 & 44/100% Pure Horror

Willa is a married artist who is pushed around by her ad campaign husband. When his company decides to drop her idea, Willa plans to come up with a new idea but nobody's interested. Willa wants revenge when a graffiti artist comes up with an idea and everyone is interested. Willa kills her husband and turns his body into soaps. She decides to shower with them but soon she regrets it.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce Davison, Cristi Conaway,
AUTORE: , Rodman Flender,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-01-1995

6x15 - You, Murderer

Lou Spinielli is an ex-criminal who wants to escape from his past. He hires Oscar, a plastic surgeon to sculpt his face in the form of Humphrey Bogart's. When his wife gets the pictures of his past in the mail, Oscar suggests that he kill Vivian. The plan backfires and when Lou returns home and he gets a surprise. Vivian and Oscar have been partners all along. They bump Lou off and take him far into the woods to bury him. Lou's mistress, Erika, shows up and the couple become some murder victims themselves.

GUEST STAR: , Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Isabella Rossellini, John Lithgow, Julie Ariola, Robert Sacchi, Sherilyn Fenn,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-01-1995

Stagione 7

7x1 - Fatal Caper

A dying elderly man decides to not leave his estate to his greedy sons. His lawyer convinces him to change his will so that unless they find their long lost brother Frank, the money goes to charity. Evelyn plots with her to double cross Justin but he get a big surprise. Their father is alive. His lawyer also has a surprise for him that he'll never forget.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Hoskins, Greg Wise, James Saxon, Leslie Phillips, Natasha Richardson,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Colman Dekay, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-04-1996

7x2 - Last Respects

Dorles, Marlys and Lavone are three sisters who think they have found a way out of their troubles. They discover a monkey's paw that grants them their wishes. Soon they learn the penalty of the wishes they make.

GUEST STAR: , Dulcie Gray, Emma Samms, Julie Cox, Kerry Fox, Michael Denison, Peter Waddington,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-04-1996

7x3 - A Slight Case of Murder

Sharon is a mystery novelist who just can't stand her nosy neighbor. One day her envious ex shows up. She tries to throw him out but he makes the first move. Mrs Trask sends her son to dig her up. As her son plans to do away with Sharon's ex, she comes alive and everyone kills each other. The whole thing was plotted by Trask to get some research for her next book.

GUEST STAR: , Christopher Cazenove, Elizabeth Spriggs, Francesca Annis, Patrick Barlow,
AUTORE: , Brian Helgeland,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-05-1996

7x4 - Escape

A traitor in the second World War is restricted to a prison camp. One of the men he betrayed is transported to the camp. Badly scarred, he promises to reveal the traitor's identity. When he recovers, the traitor kills the patient then stows away in the back of a truck but he finds himself ambushed.

GUEST STAR: , Al Ashton, Bill Weston, Chris Armstrong, Lucy Bayler, Martin Kemp, Murray McArthur, Nick Reding, Nickolas Grace, Roy Dotrice,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-05-1996

7x5 - Horror in the Night

Jewel thief Nick double-crosses his partner then holes up inside a hotel. But, he maybe going out of his mind when he starts to see visions of a mysterious woman. It turns out that she's his ex-girlfriend. Along with his presumed dead partner they give him a taste of his own medicine.

GUEST STAR: , Edward Tudor-Pole, Elizabeth McGovern, James Wilby, Peter Guinness, Ronan Vibert,
AUTORE: , John Harrison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-05-1996

7x6 - Cold War

Cammy is fed up with her boyfriend's robbery plans always backfiring. One day, she walks out on him and meets an attractive black man at a bar. Jimmy happens to be a vampire, but he discovers something else: Cammy and Ford are also among the living dead.

GUEST STAR: , Colin Salmon, Ewan McGregor, Jane Horrocks, John Salthouse,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-05-1996

7x7 - Kidnapper

A pawnbroker falls in love with a pregnant girl. After the child is born, he gets jealous. He plans to kidnap the child, but after the abduction, his girlfriend becomes worse than with the child. He tries to buy the child back from the people he hired but it's no use. He tries to steal another woman's child only to learn that it was his ex-girlfriend's child.

GUEST STAR: , Julia Sawalha, Steve Coogan,
AUTORE: , John Harrison, Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-06-1996

7x8 - Report from the Grave

Elliot thinks he has the talent for collecting thoughts from the dead. He decides to create a killer with his girlfriend but something goes terrible wrong. Elliot is now obsessed with resurrecting her which works but at the most horrible cost.

GUEST STAR: , James Frain, Jonathan Firth, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Siobhan Flynn,
AUTORE: , William Malone,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-06-1996

7x9 - Smoke Wrings

An ad executive hires Barry and she's pleased to find out that she's got her opponent Frank running scared. Barry doesn't know anything about advertising until an ex-employee comes to help him with subliminal advertising. Jacqueline gives Barry Frank's position but Alistair has some nasty tricks up his sleeve.

GUEST STAR: , Chris Stanton, Daniel Craig, Denis Lawson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Julian Kerridge, Paul Freeman, Tres Hanley, Ute Lemper,
AUTORE: , Lisa Sandoval,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-06-1996

7x10 - About Face

Jonathan is a priest who discovers that he has two long lost daughters: beautiful Angelica and ugly Leah. Leah fears that because of her ugliness their father will leave them again. Jonathan plans to abandon them again but he is forced to kill Leah and gets a big surprise.

GUEST STAR: , Anna Friel, Anthony Andrews, Imelda Staunton, Pip Torrens,
AUTORE: , A L Katz, Gilbert Adler, Larry Wilson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-06-1996

7x11 - Confession

A terrible killer is the rampage slicing off every women's head in the city. A screenwriter finds himself as the prime suspect.

GUEST STAR: , Alun Armstrong, Ashley Artus, Ciarán Hinds, Eddie Izzard, John Benfield, Mark Spalding,
AUTORE: , Scott Nimerfro,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-07-1996

7x12 - Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow

A safecracker hires a specialist to fix his hearing so he can return to his old days of safecracking for his boss. However, he soon discovers something shocking about the surgery.

GUEST STAR: , David Gant, Gretchen Palmer, Phil Davis, Richard Johnson, Robert Lindsay,
AUTORE: , Ed Tapia,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-07-1996

7x13 - The Third Pig

In this cartoon version of the Three Little Pigs story, Dudly, the smart pig, is framed for the murders of his brothers and sentenced to death. But, his brothers' spirits help him seek revenge on the wolf.

GUEST STAR: , Bobcat Goldthwait, Brad Garrett, Cam Clarke, Charlie Adler,
AUTORE: , Bill Kopp,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-07-1996