Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Carrion Death 

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


Steven E. de Souza


Steven E. de Souza (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Earl Raymond Digs
George DelHoyo ... Policeman (as George Deloy)
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)


After robbing a bank, the criminal Earl Raymond Digs heads to Mexico driving though the desert. Out of the blue, he notes that a policeman riding a motorcycle is chasing him. Earl shots the officer and his motorcycle hits his car, blowing up both vehicles. Earl decides to walk through the desert to reach Mexico, but the policeman has not died and arrests him. Earl is handcuffed to the officer, but he surprises and kills him. However Earl does not find the key to release the handcuff from his wrist. He decides to cross the desert dragging the corpse. Meanwhile a vulture follows him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

15 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The cop is dead but watch closely when Earl collapses for the first time. For a few seconds you can see the cop still breathing despite the fact that he is dead. See more »


Earl Raymond Digs: You know what's worse than the goddam lawyers and the goddam judges? It's the fuckin' newspapers, man. They tried me in the press. They called me a sick, perverted sadist. That's just total bullshit. I didn't mutilate a single one of those girls until after they were already dead. 'Course, if they knew about the five I killed in Kansas, I'd still be on trial. God, aaaugh! Women! Aaaugh. You can't live with 'em, you can't fit more than one in a trunk at a time.
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The season delivers it's first classic
23 July 2009 | by SleepTight666See all my reviews

After a terrible start to Season 3, the season delivers it's first classic.

It stars Kyle, who is an excellent actor and a dimwitted criminal. The cop following him ends up handcuffing himself after getting shot.

The episode is purely entertaining, fun and gory. It had one of the best endings, with Kyle getting eaten alive. It was hilarious and icky at the same time.

One thing that I cannot understand is why the hell Earl didn't decapitate the cop's hand. Would have been a lot smarter than to carry him for 6 miles. But nobody's perfect.

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