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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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An exclusive all-new interstitial content for the first time in 15 years. See the Cryptkeeper take a blast through the past, decomposing the best of the '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s, on his way to welcoming in 2013.

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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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The name of The Ventriloquist, "Mr. Ingels", in season two, episode ten, "The Ventriloquest's Dummy", is a reference to legendary horror artist Graham Ingels. In fact, he illustrated the story "The Ventriloquest's Dummy!" from Tales From the Crypt #28, the story, on which the episode is based. Ingels is best known for his work of "The Old Witch" from The Haunt of Fear, the sister title of Tales From the Crypt published by EC. After horror comics were vilified and ceased to be published in the mid 1950s, Ingels relocated to Florida, and became a recluse. Although he taught art lessons, and was well regarded in his community, friends and former associates were clueless as to his whereabouts, or even if he was still alive. See more »

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Crypt Keeper: Heads, I win. Tails, you *ooze*!
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Referenced in Frasier: Tales from the Crypt (2002) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Television's all time greatest horror series
31 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not only was every episode meticulously crafted into thirty minutes of ironic terror, but the forces behind it always remained credible enough to deliver star-studded episodes. Jon Kassir's Crypt Keeper remains one of the more sacred pop culture figures of recent years (when's the last time you saw someone trashing the Keeper? He's an icon for chrissakes), and while some of the stories may not have been on caliber with others (most of the "England" episodes never touched the Demi Moore/"if I can't have you, no one will" one), in the end, when the smoke had cleared and the show was over, you looked at it with a refreshing zing, as if you had embraced being had.

Bringing back the EC stories wasn't a simple task. Speilberg tried it with "Amazing Stories" and gave up after two long years. The "Vault Of Horror" got a limited run in 94, but failed. But Tales always stuck around, on its own terms, and gave up swinging.

NP: The Bobcat Goldthwait episode: only animated Tales ever: takeoff...Three Little Pigs


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