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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Thriller  |  13 January 1995 (USA)
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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.


(as Ernest Dickerson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)
Sheriff Tupper
Deputy Bob Martel
Wally Enfield
Homer (as Tim deZarn)
Ryan O'Donohue ...
Danny (as Ryan Sean O'Donohue)
Tony Salome ...


Brayker is a man who carries the last of seven keys, special containers which held the blood of Christ and were scattered across the universe to prevent the forces of evil from taking over. If The Collector gets the last key, the universe will fall into Chaos, and he has been tracking Brayker all the way to a small inn in a nowhere town. And now the final battle for the universe begins...... Written by Michael Silva <>

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Rated R for gore, horror violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)


$21,088,568 (USA)

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The name of the town Brayker ends up in is named Wormwood. Star Wormwood is considered one of the signs of the Biblical Apocalypse. See more »


When the group is huddled at the top of the stairs, Braker asks Deputy Bob how he is doing on ammo. The Deputy checks his revolver and says "Not so good...4 shots left." Later, when the Collector gets past the bloodshield, and the Demons are convening on the group, Deputy Bob yells at Braker and the others to get into the attic while he covers the rear. While the others are climbing into the attic, Deputy Bob fires off six rounds at the demons, instead of four. See more »


The Collector: All right, this property... is hereby... condemned
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At the end of the credits, there is a short sequence of The Cryptkeeper asking the audience why they are still there and then inviting them to see the next Tales From the Crypt theatrical release Dead Easy (Which was the working title for the follow up Tales From the Crypt film, Bordello of Blood). See more »


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Written by Robb Flynn
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Billy Zane steals the show
11 July 2004 | by (Royal Oak, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Billy Zane raises what would be a decent horror/action movie to a higher plane. His deadpan delivery and funny quips are surprising in a character that is supposed to be the quintessential evil demon. If there was any justice in the world Zane would've been considered for an award. His performance is that good. The special effects look dated now, but that doesn't hurt the movie significantly. The characters are sufficiently fleshed out (pun intended) making them a little more than meat for the rampaging demons. The story, while interesting, doesn't make a lot of sense, at least not the back story. God created the Earth but the demons were already there and had 7 keys which gave them power over the cosmos? Huh? That aside, the movie is well done and Zane's performance is not to be missed.

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