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Tales from the Crypt 

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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Trivia

The Cryptkeeper made a cameo appearance in the movie, Casper (1995). The scene involves Dr. Harvey, portrayed by Bill Pullman, looking into a mirror while morphing into Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson, and finally, the Cryptkeeper, who was screaming and mimicking "The Scream" painting by Edvard Munch, after Casper's uncles possess him. John Kassir reprised his role. 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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Referenced in American Dad!: Stanny Tendergrass (2012) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Remember, kiddies: hee hee hee!
26 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

There have been many shows that were never intended to be taken seriously, but "Tales from the Crypt" brings the idea to a whole new level. Each episode begins by descending into what appears to be a haunted house, where we get introduced to the delightfully creepy Crypt Keeper. He explains (as sardonically as possible) what we're about to watch. Then, each episode tells a story involving a really nasty situation; some involve monsters, others involve people doing really unpleasant things, but they all make one laugh. I really liked the episode where Don Rickles played a most unusual puppeteer, and also the episode where Christopher Reeve opened a restaurant...of sorts. Granted, this show was kind of ridiculous, but they never lost their timing, even with the Crypt Keeper's silly remarks. Just remember that, kiddies. Hee hee hee!


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