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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10 June 1989 (USA)  »

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(92 episodes) (40 min (1 episode)

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Miguel Ferrer appeared in three episodes. The episodes are: season two, episode six, "The Thing From the Grave", season five, episode two, "As Ye Sow", and season six, episode ten, "In the Groove". 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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Season 1
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, the Cryptkeeper, I remember him fondly, as I knew whenever I say him I knew he'd be preceded by a great tale of horror. OK maybe in the first short season, it wasn't as apparent as the superb later seasons would be, but this did lay the groundwork (side note: none of the tales in the first 6 episodes of this series actually came from the "Tales From the Crypt" comic series technically). Not to say this season wasn't good, quite the opposite as the maniac Santa story of "And all through the House" and the black comedic "Collection Completed" are classic episodes, even if the other 4 are not really up to snuff. Even the second season would get so much better by leaps and bounds.

My Season one grade: B

Season 1 Extras: New introduction from a now heavily bandaged Cryptkeeper; the cool "Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television" documentary and the not nearly as cool 5 and a half minute "Crypt Keeper's History Of Season 1"


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