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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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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For the episodes they directed, Walter Hill ("Cutting Cards") and Joel Silver ("Split Personality") studied the comic book originals they were based on and used them to plan out their shots. 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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Remember, kiddies: hee hee hee!
26 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – 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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