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Tales from the Crypt: SE 2 EP 13: “Korman’s Kalamity” – 7

Director – Rowdy Herrington

Cast – Harry Anderson, Cynthia Gibb, Colleen Camp, John Kassir, Austin Straus, Lance Davis, Richard Schiff

Release Year – 1990

Reviewed by John of the Dead

“Korman’s Kalamity” is a fun episode because it is the first to really delve into comic books, and namely the Tales from the Crypt comic series. The Crypt Keeper gives us a little history lesson on the series, and then Terry Black(Dead Heat)’s story kicks into gear. We follow Jim Korman, a comic book artist for the popular “Tales from the Crypt” series. At the demand of his overbearing wife he has been taking experimental fertility pills not yet approved for human consumption, yet the effects he is suffering have nothing to do with fertility. Strange occurrences are happening around the city, as heinous creatures are attacking humans – creatures Korman has drawn…

I really enjoyed this story and found it one of the most fun in the series. Korman represents the nerdy geek whose first love is horror and whose second love (his wife) is proving to be a horrific element in his life. The comic book element was awesome to watch and it blossomed into some damn good horror thanks to spooky creatures coming via practical effects. Jack’s Back director Rowdy Herrington does a great job of bringing this story to life and making it visually appealing. Watching the art become reality was awesome and the carnage the creatures provided was great as well. Unlike other horror stories, this one gets better as it goes – erupting into a hilarious climax I will never forget.

Overall, Korman’s Kalamity is a fun episode that I definitely suggest you check out. Monster fans will especially enjoy this, as well as those who enjoy comic books.

Rating: 7/10

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