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Watch Now: John Kassir Stars In B&W Short Night People

We all know John Kassir as the voice of the Crypt Keeper in HBO’s classic series “Tales of the Crypt”, but he finally gets the chance to show his face in the new short Night People, in which two men… Continue Reading →

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Orlando’s Spooky Empire Convention to Feature Cast Members from the New It Movie

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Spooky Empire has announced that Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff from the new It movie will be special guests at the Orlando convention this fall. In addition to the It (2017) cast's attendance, the convention will also celebrate a special 30th anniversary of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, and more:

Press Release: Orlando – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night,
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#Brainwaves Episode 61: John Kassir – Voice of The Cryptkeeper and Much More! Listen Now!

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What better way to kick off the Halloween season could there possibly be than to have the man behind the voice that launched 1,000 nightmares as The Cryptkeeper on HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt,” John Kassir, as our guest for… Continue Reading →

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Tonight! #Brainwaves Episode 61: John Kassir – Voice of The Cryptkeeper and Much More!

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What better way to kick off the Halloween season could there possibly be than to have the man behind the voice that launched 1,000 nightmares as The Cryptkeeper on HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt,” John Kassir, as our guest for… Continue Reading →

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#Brainwaves Episode 61 Guest Announcement: John Kassir – Voice of The Cryptkeeper and Much More!

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What better way to kick off the Halloween season could there possibly be than to have the man behind the voice that launched 1,000 nightmares as The Cryptkeeper on HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt,” John Kassir, as our guest for… Continue Reading →

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Exlclusive Interview With John Kassir on Mystic Cosmic Patrol and More!

If you were (and still are) an ardent fan of the “Tales From The Crypt” series, then you more than likely remember that ragged voice of the Cryptkeeper, sounding as if the little bastard had gargled with glass as he… Continue Reading →

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Prepare for Comedic Sci-Fi Adventures with PSA Video and Exclusive Show Art for New Web Series Mystic Cosmic Patrol

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A parody of shows like Power Rangers and Kamen Rider, Mystic Cosmic Patrol premieres today on Funny or Die, and to commemorate the debut of the sci-fi comedy web series, we've been provided with exclusive show art to share with Daily Dead readers, as well as a PSA video warning you of the dangers of time travel.

You can check out the show art and PSA video below, and in case you missed it, read our interview with John Kassir (the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt), who voices the character Martini-Bot on Mystic Cosmic Patrol.

"Thursday August 24th the Mystic Cosmic Patrol launches their fight against intergalactic evil... and each other. The Kaiju-Comedy webseries, will debut on FunnyorDie.com August 24th with the release of a new episode every Thursday for the following month with more episodes coming later this year. Make sure to log on, watch, click
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Interview: John Kassir Discusses Voicing Martini-Bot on Mystic Cosmic Patrol and Talks Tales From The Crypt Series

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You heard his cackle as the Crypt Keeper on HBO's Tales from the Crypt series, and for his new project, Mystic Cosmic Patrol, actor John Kassir voices Martini-Bot, a robot who is supposed to help a Power Rangers-type team defend the galaxy, but has instead been re-programed to make great cocktails and say snappy Rat Pack-esque comments. With Mystic Cosmic Patrol premiering August 24th on Funny or Die, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of talking with Kassir about the new kaiju comedy web series, and he also discussed his hopes to reprise his iconic role as the Crypt Keeper on a potential new Tales from the Crypt series.

Congratulations on Mystic Cosmic Patrol. I had a chance to watch the first episode of your latest project and you play quite a character on the show. Martini-Bot should be the new Halloween costume of 2017.

John Kassir: For
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Film Review: And Then There Was Eve (2017): A Milestone In Storytelling And Form

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And Then There Was Eve Review And Then There Was Eve (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by Savannah Bloch, and starring Tania Nolan, Mary Holland, Karan Soni, Mike Erwin, Jenica Bergere, John Kassir, Dominic Bogart, Crystal Marie Denha, Rachel Crowl, Jack Cullison, Isley Reust, Alixzandra [...]

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Calgary Horror Con 2017 Kicks Off This Weekend with Special Guests Doug Bradley, Zach Galligan & More

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Hello, boils and ghouls! It’s that time of year again up here in Calgary. The blood drips from the trees and you can smell the murder in the air. That’s right, it’s time for the 7th Annual Calgary Horror Con! The first and largest horror convention in Canada, this year promises to top them all with fantastic guests, panels, meet-and-greets, and over 100 vendors to spend your hard-earned Loonies and Toonies on!

The festivities start off this Friday, June 9th 2017 with a VIP Party at Dickens Pub, the hallowed guests arriving via hearse to kick the weekend off the proper way. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Strvngers and other local denizens of the night.

On Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, the Clarion Hotel will be buzzing with over 60 short films plus the feature length films Sinister Circle
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Rediscover the Worst Justice League Movie Ever Made

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Rediscover the Worst Justice League Movie Ever Made
Production has been under way since April on Warner Bros. new Justice League movie, which brings this epic superhero team together. It's not the first time some of these heroes have assembled, though. One of the most infamous offerings is a 1997 TV movie entitled Justice League of America, considered by many to be the worst Justice League movie ever. Perhaps even the worst superhero movie of all time. Today, we have a video that breaks down this bizarre movie, and why it's so infamous.

YouTube user Mr. Sunday Movies put together a scathing essay as part of his Caravan of Garbage, where he discusses a movie, comic book or TV show that has become infamous because of how bad it is. This week's edition breaks down the 1997 TV movie Justice League of America. The movie starred Matthew Settle as Green Lantern, Kimberly Oja as Ice, John Kassir as Atom, Michelle Hurd as Fire,
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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Review: An Old Disney Musical Becomes A New Disney Classic

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Review: An Old Disney Musical Becomes A New Disney Classic
The word you’re looking for is “sincerity.” It’ll be on the tip of your tongue from the opening shots of “Pete’s Dragon,” a warm, wistful, and wholly wonderful remake of a 1977 Disney musical that today’s kids have never heard of and yesterday’s kids have long since forgotten. That word, baked into every aspect of this rewarding live-action fable, will be staring you in the face as the film’s powerful prologue careens from adventure to tragedy and back again. It may have been ushered into production on the dying fumes of brand recognition, but — from that exhaust — director David Lowery has crafted something that feels like it comes from the heart. There are remakes, and then there are remakes, and “sincerity,” above all else, is what most definitely makes this one of the latter.

Between “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and next year’s “Beauty and the Beast,
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Tmnt season 3: 5 great episodes (with cake)

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2016

Here are 5 great episodes of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 3, with cake. What more explanation do you need?

I’ve already written two articles about watching the Nickelodeon TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and eating cake. You can find them here and here.

The idea is to eat a ridiculous amount of cake and talk about what makes my favourite TV show so brilliant. What links Ninja Turtles and cake? Nothing. Why does everything always have to make sense? Even looking for pictures that I can use in these articles highlights that no one ever eats cake on the show. What I do is buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake and just get on with it, and you can either go with me or call me out on doing something so weird. But then what are we gonna do with all this cake?

This time
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It Came From The Tube: Tales From The Crypt (1989 – 1996)

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“Hello, Boils and Ghouls” was a typical opening salvo from The Crypt Keeper, the wraparound host (and animatronic cadaver) of HBO’s inventive, creepy and more often than not, mordantly funny salute to the EC Comics of yesteryear, Tales from the Crypt (1989 – 1996). Throughout seven seasons, viewers were subjected to as much gore, nudity, and twisted morality as we could handle. God (or his underworld counterpart) bless premium cable.

Tales ran from June 10th, 1989 to July 19th, 1996, for a grand total of 93 episodes. That’s a lot of grue to ingest, and until ratings started to slip by Season Six, horror fans found it easy to lap up. And as with any anthology series, mileage varies and quality flickers to and fro – but Tales from the Crypt’s success is anchored in the very fact that it was allowed to live, and thrive, for as long as it did.

The show
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13 Terrifyingly Good Horror TV Shows: From Ryan Murphy’s ‘Scream Queens’ to ‘Twilight Zone’

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13 Terrifyingly Good Horror TV Shows: From Ryan Murphy’s ‘Scream Queens’ to ‘Twilight Zone’
13 Terrifyingly Good Horror TV Shows: From Ryan Murphy‘s ‘Scream Queens’ to ‘Twilight Zone’ horror tv shows “The Twilight Zone” (1959) Rod Sterling’s anthology “The Twilight Zone” set the standard for eerie on television during its run from 1959 to 1964. The series was revived once in 1985 for CBS and again in 2002 for Upn. “Tales From the Crypt” (1989) Another anthology series, “Tales From the Crypt” ran on HBO for seven seasons between 1989 and 1996, during which time it became famous for its wisecracking host, The Crypt Keeper, voiced by John Kassir. “The X-Files” (1993) Spanning nine seasons, Fox’s “The X-Files” was...
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The 'Tales from the Crypt' reboot is giving fans the chance to come up with storylines

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The 'Tales from the Crypt' reboot is giving fans the chance to come up with storylines
Users of the online publishing platform Wattpad could actually help shape the next iteration of the Tales from the Crypt franchise in a deal unveiled via The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. In a new pact with Turner, TNT and its sister network TBS will source content from the service for its upcoming series, and Crypt -- which is slated to premiere on TNT next year -- will serve as a test case for the idea.  According to THR, Wattpad's two million-strong stable of writers will be invited to submit story ideas for the show via "contests and other venues" that could potentially be optioned by the network for future storylines. "We're especially excited to kick off our collaboration with a focus on TNT's Tales from the Crypt horror block, which will tap into Wattpad's strength in the horror genre," said TBS and TNT senior vice president, digital ventures Justin Williams in a statement. Executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, the new Tales from the Crypt will feature an all-new iteration of the Crypt Keeper that was originally voiced by John Kassir. The reboot series will anchor a new two-hour horror block on TNT.
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Good luck 'reinventing' the Crypt Keeper, M. Night Shyamalan

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Good luck 'reinventing' the Crypt Keeper, M. Night Shyamalan
If there's one element Tales from the Crypt fans are attached to from the original HBO series, it's John Kassir's cackling, pun-happy Crypt Keeper. Which is why I suspect many fans will be disappointed by today's news that TNT is "reinventing" the character for their M. Night Shyamalan-produced reboot, which the network has now officially ordered for a 10-episode run. In short: HBO's incarnation of the Crypt Keeper -- and by extension Kassir -- will not be returning for the new series. As Kassir pointed out to me back in January, the character is in fact owned by the original series' producers -- a group that includes Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis, Walter Hill, Richard Donner and David Giler -- and the decision of whether or not to grant the rights is up to them. The question is: were TNT and Shyamalan simply unable/unwilling to retain the rights,
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Boils and ghouls, here's a 'Tales from the Crypt' update for you

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Boils and ghouls, here's a 'Tales from the Crypt' update for you
When I spoke with Crypt Keeper voice John Kassir back in January, the actor and comedian confirmed that he had not been contacted by producers of TNT's forthcoming revival to reprise the character -- seeming to confirm rumors that the pun-loving ghoul would not be a factor on the new series. And yet producer M. Night Shyamalan appeared to defy those reports during a roundtable at this weekend's WonderCon, where he told reporters that some version of the character will appear on the potential series (via /Film). Here's the quote, you ready? Reporters: Will there be a Crypt Keeper be on the new Tales from the Crypt? Shyamalan: "There will." Of course, that doesn't mean the new series will feature the same Crypt Keeper that we all fell in love with back in the '90s. The rotting puppet voiced by Kassir is actually owned by the producers of the HBO series,
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Master of Orion Reveals Impressive Voice Cast

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The upcoming strategy game reboot, Master of Orion, has revealed a list of actors lending their voices to characters in the game's story...and it's mighty impressive. Featuring a range of sci-fi/horror actors including Mark Hamill, Troy Baker, Alan Tudyk, and many more. Come inside to check out the full cast.

If you weren't already looking forward to the 4X strategy game reboot of Master of Orion, perhaps this stellar list of voice actors will help out. These guys will help bring the story to life, engaging gamers beyond the strategy aspect:

Wg Labs is raising the curtain with specific details about the Master of Orion voiceover cast. In addition to Aaa graphics and updated gameplay, the renowned 4X strategy game delivers an amazing voice cast comprised of legendary actors from science fiction, horror and video games. This carefully selected ensemble of talented performers has been recruited to bring the iconic aliens,
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Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk, Michael Dorn and Robert Englund headline voice cast for Master of Orion reboot

Wargaming has announced a rather impressive voice cast for its upcoming Master of Orion reboot, featuring an ensemble of big names from the world of sci-fi, horror and video games.

Headlining the cast is Mark Hamill (Star Wars) in addition to Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Kat Cressida (Haunted Mansion), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt), Dwight Schultz (Babylon 5), Nolan North (Uncharted) and Troy Baker (The Last of Us).

“The original Master of Orion captured the hearts of gamers with solid gameplay and a rich, diverse universe where every choice makes a difference,” states Chris Keeling, Director of Product Vision at Wg Labs. “Having some of the most iconic science fiction, horror and video game voice talent lending their skills to the game only helps us realize this amazing
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