Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

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The popular cult horror comic books from the 1950's are adapted in this modern cartoon anthology series.

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Half-hour stories with many themes, including; horror, twists, black-magic, sci.-fi. .... Introduced by a puppet called "The Crypt Keeper". A cross between the "Twilight Zone" and modern horror movies. Not suitable for the very young or squeamish. Written by Rob Hartill

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It took six puppeteers to operate the Cryptkeeper during his scenes, four puppeteers alone just for his facial expressions. See more »

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Crypt Keeper: [after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors] Shave and a haircut, two bits!
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Season One: Qualifications To Be Admitted Into The 'Crypt'
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are a somewhat warped person with a dark sense of humor, you'll really like this offering. Obviously I plead guilty because I liked this, although one of episodes turned me off. Nonetheless, it's very entertaining because of the effective mix of comedy, suspense, horror and originality.

You only get six stories from this opening (1989) season of horror-comedy on cable television, but at a fairly cheap price, the DVD set still is well worth it.

In addition to the crazy stories, you get some surprisingly good cinematography. The picture isn't razor sharp but it's well-photographed. Some pretty big directors in the film business - Richard Donner, Robert Zemeckis, Joel Silver, David Giler and Walter Hill - are involved.

Each show features an actor or two who's familiar and they must have had fun making these. You can just see it as they ham it up in their roles. Warning: the language is rough. This is R-rated material....and perhaps only for sick people, as I must be.


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