Tales from the Crypt (1972)

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While touring some catacombs five people lose the rest of their party and are ushered into a cavernous vault by a cowled figure who reveals what the future may have in store for each of them. 1. A woman who has just murdered her husband is menaced by a lunatic in a Santa Claus costume. 2. A man, killed in a car crash after having left his wife for his mistress, returns from the dead a year later as a zombie. 3. An old man is driven to suicide, but rises from the dead on the anniversary of his death. 4. In a variation on the story 'The Monkey's Paw', a couple facing bankruptcy are granted three wishes. 5. The insensitive supervisor of a home for the blind is taught a lesson by the inmates.

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