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“Tales From the Crypt” :: The Trap (June 15, 1991)

BRIEF SERIES DESCRIPTION

Based on the hit comic book series, the show features creepy stories of the macabre.

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EPISODE TITLE: The Trap

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION

Lou, a loser in every sense of the word, decides that he’s tired of being poor. He forces his wife, Irene, and his brother, Billy, (who are secretly in love with each other) to fake his death so that they can collect on the only thing Lou owns that’s worth a dime – his life insurance policy. After successfully faking his death, Lou hides out on a tropical island, gets some plastic surgery, and awaits Irene. When Irene never shows up, Lou goes home to find that Irene and Billy are now married and are claiming to not know who he is. Lou goes to the police and confesses to the faking of his own death. However, the entire thing backfires and Lou is executed for his own murder.

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

GENRE: Horror/Drama/Comedy
STATION: HBO
AIR DATES: June 10, 1989 – July 19, 1996
NUMBER OF EPISODES: 93
NORMAL RUNNING TIME: 30 Minutes

“THE TRAP” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: June15, 1991
EPISODE NUMBER: 25
WRITER: Scott Alexander
DIRECTOR: Michael J. Fox

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CREATOR: William Gaines (Comic Books)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Richard Donner, David Giler, Walter Hill, Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Voice of the Crypt Keeper…John Kassir

GUEST CAST OF EPISODE “THE TRAP”

Irene…Terry Garr
Billy…Bruno Kirby
Lou…Bruce McGill
Unknown…Carroll Baker
Paolo…Carlos Lacamara
Prosecutor…Michael J. Fox
Sergeant McClaine…James Tolkan
Jury Foreman…Yvette Freeman
Chaplain…Ben Hartigan

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