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 <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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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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Did You Know?


Brayker says he received the key from a soldier named Dickerson, a reference to director Ernest R. Dickerson. See more »


Brayker shoots The Collector through the eye with an arrow just after he's collected the key from Roach. You can see the section of the arrow shaft that sticks out the back of The Collector's head bend as his head hits the floor after he falls over the upstairs railing and crashes through the coffee table. See more »


Irene: [to Jeryline] You finish cleaning the stove? Or are you too busy shooting the breeze?
Jeryline: Irene, for Christ's sake, I'll finish cleaning it tomorrow.
Irene: Nah, I want it clean tonight. Remind me of that program you're on; it's called work release ain't it.
[turns to speak to others]
Irene: I swear that girl ain't got no goddamn graditude; if I hadn't made a place for her she'd be behind bars... or dead.
Brayker: Lucky kid.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »


Written by Al Jourgensen (as Alain Jourgensen) / Paul Barker / Frank Nariello
Performed by Ministry
Produced by Hypo Luxa & Hermes Pan
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Ministry appears courtesy of Sire Records
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Hope you weren't expecting a series episode...
3 September 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

...because Demon Knight delivers as a theatrical release. Billy Zane gives an incredible performance, but so does practically everyone in this here. There seem to be few good supernatural horror movies out there in this, the mid-late 90's, but Demon Knight is one of the best. It presents an interesting mythology and setup, and you're left to wonder who will get out , and what will be left of them. There's some nice misleading, as we're not really sure what Zane's character's role is in the proceedings until...well , let's say he gives the Sheriff a hand. The framing device of Tales from the Crypt itself is mildly annoying, but it's pretty much gone and over with.

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