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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The name of The Ventriloquist, "Mr. Ingels," in the episode "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 the episode is based on. 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 E.C. 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 were still alive. 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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Composed by Danny Elfman
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Classic Campy horror fun
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of the series. This is the kind of stuff I grew up on. I loved this show when I was a kid, so much that I even read some of the old comics. There is always a moral to each story. (most of which seem to involve betraying lovers for some odd reason) Although some episodes are so far out there they come off as being lame at times I can't help but love them. Every episode is like it's own little horror movie. I highly recommend the series,especially now that it is coming out on DVD. You get a lot of entertainment for your money. Thats all I have to say about this series and as the crypt keeper would say "Good night boils and ghouls."


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