Only Skin Deep (1994)

Posted by Mrs Giggles on February 14, 2018 in 2 Oogies, Idiot Box Reviews, Series: Tales from the Crypt

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Only Skin Deep (1994)
Only Skin Deep (1994)

Main cast: Peter Onorati (Carl Schlag), Sherrie Rose (Molly), Stephen Liska (Bob), Diane DiLascio (Linda), and John Kassir (The Crypt Keeper)
Director: William Malone

Only Skin Deep is not to be confused with Only Sin Deep, and they aren’t even thematically alike. This is a far less imaginative episode, as it is basically about Carl Schlag, a man with a hot temper and a history of beating the women in his life, crashing his ex’s costume party and making everyone uncomfortable.

There, he meets Molly, a guest who wears what seems like a featureless creepy mask similar to those worn in that movie The Strangers. She invites him back to her creepy big house – really, it’s big, more like a mostly empty warehouse – and then make a move on him. They then have the highlight of this episode – a long, graphic sex scene during which she creepily mutters at him to let loose all his pent up fury at her – before he wakes up later and realizes that Molly has a few dark secrets that could very well spell his doom. Hey, but at least he had one last whoopee before he goes out for good, no?

Sherri Rose went full frontal in On a Dead Man’s Chest, so whatever she does here will never top that. But she shows plenty of skin here, though, and she’s bound to make a few folks happy if they can overlook that thing she is wearing on her face. As for Peter Onorati… well, he’s certainly never shy about flaunting it, so here we get to his rear end, albeit from a distance away, happily bopping in action. That guy may be playing a scumbag, but he’s certainly very nice to look at in a rugged, very masculine manner, and he spends the bulk of the episode here either naked or in boxers. Fine, indeed.

Aside from that, though, Only Skin Deep in a laborious, slow, plodding episode dragging itself to a revelation that will shock very few people. Molly is waiting for Carl to drop, Carl is waiting for a clue to drop, and I am waiting for the episode to come to an end and my boredom to stop. If only they had spent as much time on the rest of the episode as they did on getting the main actors to show as much skin as possible.

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