"Lullaby and good fright with this revealing story of the Crypt Keeper's birth. It's a tale from the crib!"

-- DVD description for the episode

Lower Berth is the fourteenth episode of the second season of Tales from the Crypt and the twentieth episode overall. The episode aired on July 3rd, 1990.

Plot Edit

Enoch, the two-faced man, an attraction at a sideshow, falls in love with a 4,000 year old mummy, eventually leading up to the conception of their bastard child, The Crypt Keeper.

Opening Segment Edit

"Aw... There, there. Isn't he just so cute that you want to... Oops. Crypt Keeper here kiddies and speaking of kiddies, tonight's sickening saga should be subtitled a "Tale from the Crib." Yes, fear fans. I've got a real nursery crime for you this time. It's all about the humble beginnings of my favorite horror hero. So call the babysitter and break out the barf bags as I narrate a nauseating novella with a very special place in my heart. I affectionately call this one "Lower Berth."

Closing Segment Edit

"Oh, sorry, kiddies. But that story just makes me go to all pieces. Ah Ha Ha. I was a cute little terror tyke though wasn't I. As for Enoch and Myrna, I guess you figured out by now where I get my good looks. Old Two-Face was my daddy and the mummy was my mommy. Oh, if they'd only lived long enough to see me become a star. We never even got a chance to play 'hide and go shriek together."

Trivia Edit

  • A rarity for a Tales from the Crypt story, in that the Crypt Keeper appears during the main story, not just in bumpers, as this tale recounts how his parents met. This tale establishes that the Crypt Keeper has half-Egyptian descent.
  • This episode was directed by Kevin Yagher, who happens to be the creator of the Crypt Keeper effects.
  • Jeff Yagher, Kevin's brother, stars as Enoch.

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