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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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?


Several concepts, such as the idea of shooting demons in the eyes to send them back to Hell, was later used by writers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, for their television series Brimstone (1998). See more »


When The Collector pulls Jeryline downstairs, it's obviously a dummy. See more »


Uncle Willy: [drunk] Boy, listen to that thunder! God's doing some serious thinkin' tonight. I bet he's saying, "On second thought, maybe I shoulda given it all to the monkeys."
Brayker: Maybe it's not too late.
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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 »


References Aliens (1986) See more »


Written by Bonny Rice
Performed by Wilson Pickett
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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20 October 2004 | by (tekford, england) – See all my reviews

one of the best films of recent years... on a budget that is. yes the acting is happy at times (and brilliant in others, William Sadler really showing his skill as the old man tired of running) and the sets are filmsy, the special effects range from mediocre to terrible but the shining diamond here is the script and story. having studied both philosophy and theology i read so much more into this film and truly mark it out as one of the best horror films ever. depth, great concept, brilliant script, wonderful set pieces, and a film that sets up the rules and refuses to break them. if only it hadn't been made with that damn crypt keeper!!!

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