Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Werewolf Concerto 

An Agatha Christie-style mystery sees the inhabitants of a remote hotel terrorized by rumors of a werewolf prowling the area. Not to fear, as a self-appointed werewolf hunter is amongst them. But might he have a dark secret of his own?


Steve Perry


Steven Dodd (creator), Scott Nimerfro (screenplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Timothy Dalton ... Lokai
Dennis Farina ... Antoine
Walter Gotell ... Mr. Hertz
Charles Fleischer ... Carl Rechek
Reginald VelJohnson ... Mercedes' Husband
Lela Rochon ... Mercedes
Beverly D'Angelo ... Janice Baird
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Wolfgang Puck ... Wolfgang Puck
Jason Rainwater Jason Rainwater ... Peiter (as Jason Iorg)
Marci Simon Marci Simon ... Chamber Maid
Andre Bustanoby Andre Bustanoby ... Werewolf (as Andre P. Bustanoby)


An Agatha Christie-style mystery sees the inhabitants of a remote hotel terrorized by rumors of a werewolf prowling the area. Not to fear, as a self-appointed werewolf hunter is amongst them. But might he have a dark secret of his own?

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9 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There are several subtle hints to James Bond in this episode (Timothy Dalton was still James Bond at the time this episode was made, though he later resigned the role in 1994). First, Dalton's character Lokai wears a Rolex Submariner, which was his Bond's watch of choice in "Licence to Kill". Dalton also takes a Walther PPK from Mr. Hertz (Bond's gun of choice) during the episode. Lokai is good at games, as is Bond, as evidenced by the fact he's relaxing on money he won off of Carl. And during the showdown, Hertz taunts Lokai by saying Carl liked to play games. Lokai replies "That's the difference between Carl and me...I never lose." This echos Connery's response to Largo in "Never Say Never Again." "Do you lose as gracefully as you win?" "I wouldn't know. I've never lost." See more »


Mr Lokai, trying to impress Janice Baird with what he knows about her, refers to "Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' in G major". 'Pictures . . .' is a collection of separate descriptive pieces representing paintings in a museum. Music like this is almost never referred to by the key it begins in, as are Symphonies and Concerti. In fact, Mussorgsky's piece begins in B-flat major, and none of the separate pieces is in G major. See more »


Lokai: You been listening to this?
Janice Baird: Hard not to.
Lokai: What do you think?
Janice Baird: About?
Janice Baird: That whole hair on the back thing has always been a turn-off for me. And you?
Lokai: Oh I dig a chick with a healthy 'fro... Wherever I can find it.
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Werewolf Concerto
8 November 2014 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

This short TV episode from the "Tales From The Crypt" series begins with a frightened man running through the forest. Not fast enough, unfortunately. He has his head torn off. Good start - though not for him - next we switch to an hotel which is cut off from civilisation by a mudslide.

Fortunately though, one of the guests is a werewolf hunter, and he will slay the beast provided he is allowed to remain anonymous. Or she is allowed to remain anonymous. No, it is not the American tourist, for surely her husband would have sussed. Next there is another murder, but this time the perpetrator is human; the character he kills is a nasty piece of work who might just have killed him, but this guy who was shaping up to be the hero is suddenly not so nice.

Why did the hotel chef have to be called Wolfgang? No, this is not a pun, he really is called Wolfgang, he is celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, a native of Austria, where this story is set. Or it might be Switzerland.

This really is an abominable miniature, but the surprise ending is its saving grace. On the other hand, you might just see it coming like I did!

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