Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.
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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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(92 episodes) (40 min (1 episode)

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In season one, episode two, "And All Through The House", the radio announcer states the name of the city where the story takes place as "Pleasantville, Gaines" in reference to EC Comics Editor and the show's Consultant, William M. Gaines. In another scene, when the main character gets a call from the police, the cop introduces himself as "Sergeant Feldstein" which is a reference to EC Comics co-Editor, Al Feldstein. 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!
[laughs hysterically]
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Spin-off Bordello of Blood (1996) See more »

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Composed by Danny Elfman
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The Best Horror Series On Television Period.
3 January 2002 | by (Hamilton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Tales From The Crypt was and still is the best horror series on TV period. Sure there was Freddy's Nightmares and Friday the 13th the series, and even the Hitchhiker and Tales From The Darkside, they all fell short of Tales From The Crypt. My two favorites have to be the Santa one (Where the maniac escapes and terrorizes a woman who had just killed her husband on Christmas Eve.) And Til Death ( The one where this guy ODs the girl he wants on a love drug and kills her, then she comes back to life a rotting zombie chasing after him.) Most of the other episodes were much better than the other series offerings. I think Tales From The Crypt can still be seen on the Sci-Fi Channel late nights, and on some local channels on late Saturday nights. Actually with television they way it is now (with mostly stupid sit-coms) In my opinion Tales is one the few good shows on the air. If you by some chance have never seen this series watch a few episodes for yourself you might like it.


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