Only Sin Deep – Tales from the Crypt Season 1; Episode 4

Posted: October 7, 2015 in Movie Review
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Only Sin Deep is a classic tale, as Leah Thompson chooses beauty over longevity, but this time there is a twist, applying pawn shop guidelines.  This may be the least original episode in Season 1, but don’t let that detract from its quality.  It’s very good, mixing vanity and greed with murderous intent.

Director Howard Deutch may be the most displaced in Season 1, as his specialty was comedy’s, including Pretty in Pink and The Great Outdoors.  Still, he weaves this tale masterfully, moving the episode along at a quick enough pace that you don’t get bored.  As an added plus, the episode was written by none other than Fred Dekker, director of Monster Squad and Night of the Creeps.

Overall, this is my least favorite episode from Season 1, but it still isn’t a bad episode.  The horror elements are dialed way back, and this plays more like a Twilight Zone episode.  Other than a couple of gunshot wounds, this episode is devoid of the grue and guts you expect to see.  It’s a pretty tame episode all around, but still very worth watching.



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