Five persons are visiting a catacomb following a guide and get lost. They find that they are trapped in a crypt and, out of the blue, they see The Crypt Keeper (Ralph Richardson) that tells five stories: (1) And All through the House: On the Christmas Eve, Joanne Clayton kills her husband expecting to receive his insurance. She hears on the news that the police are seeking-out a serial-killer posing of Santa Claus. When the man knocks on her door, she can not call the police since the body of her husband lays on the living room, and Joanne locks windows and doors. When she looks for her daughter, she has a lethal surprise. (2) Reflection of Death: Carl Maitland leaves his wife and children and leaves town with his mistress. However something happens during their journey (3) Poetic Justice: The widower janitor Arthur Edward Grimsdyke is a good man that spends his leisure time with the children from the neighborhood. His heartless neighbor James Elliot does not like him and destroys his... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DEATH LIVES in the Vault of Horror!
Did You Know?
The script under went many drafts, most changes involving the crypt keeper himself. First draft had him talking to the audience directly, the third draft did not contain a crypt keeper, and by the sixth draft it was decided he would interact with people in the stories. See more
In Segment 5, "Blind Alleys", when Major Rogers enters the dining room there is a murmur of conversation, however no one is seen to be speaking. See more
The Crypt Keeper
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The Crypt Keeper
Referenced in Hood of Horror
Toccata and Fugue in D minor
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