Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to... See full summary »
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a... See full summary »
A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner from her past; a Russian count in the early 1800s who stumbles upon a ... See full summary »
Five people are trapped in a crypt and are shown their futures by the evil cryptkeeper. They are given the option of avoiding their fates - by avoiding living out the rest of their lives. Written by
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 the segment 'Poetic Justice', when one of Mr. Grimsdyke's dogs returns home, he says to his late wife's photograph, "Helen - look who's come back; our little Jamie." However, Mr.Grimsdyke's wife's name, which can be clearly seen on a gravestone later in the segment, was Mary. Peter Cushing, who played Mr. Grimsdyke, had very recently lost his own wife - whose name was Helen. See more »
Reading Arthur.Grimsdyke's revenge letter written in the dead James.Elliot's blood."You where cruel and mean right from the start now you can truly say you have no heart".
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Tales From the Crypt is a movie, that is different than most horror movies. It starts out with people wandering through a tomb on a tour, they stray away and end up locked in a crypt with a strange man in it. He tells them stories about what happened or what is about to happen to them.
The movie itself is stylishly made, and somewhat suspenseful. The acting in it is above par, and although the film itself never goes to being a triumph, it does stay entertaining till the end, to a shocking final twist. But I must say even though the film is PG, it's like JAWS, it has quite a bit of violence and blood in it, and parents should be warned that if this was released now it would be PG-13.
So if you're a fan of thrillers that are intelligent, scary, and stylish, Tales From the Crypt is one for you. And if you're one that just wants to waste a couple of hours, this is a fun movie, that you won't regret seeing.
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