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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

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(as Ernest Dickerson)
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Crypt Keeper (voice)
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Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)
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Irene
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Sheriff Tupper
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Deputy Bob Martel
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Wally Enfield
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Homer (as Tim deZarn)
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Danny (as Ryan Sean O'Donohue)
Tony Salome ...
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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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13 January 1995 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,088,568 (USA)
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Trivia

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

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When the group is trying to escape through the mine shaft, Jeryline goes off on her own when she hears something. At first, she has her blue denim shirt on. The scene switches to her point of view, and when it shows her again the blue shirt is off and she is just wearing her white undershirt. We see her point of view again, and when it switches back to showing her once more, it shows her taking the blue shirt off. See more »

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The Collector: All right, I know what you're thinking. You give up your soul, you turn into a demon, you look like shit. Where's the payoff, right?
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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 »


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DIADEMS
Written by Dave Mustaine
Performed by Megadeth
Produced by Max Norman & Dave Mustaine
Max Norman appears courtesy of On Yer Bike Ltd.
Megadeth appears courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
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Respectful to the the genre.
22 August 2004 | by (winnipeg, mb, canada) – See all my reviews

FREAKING LOVED IT!

This (to me) is a perfect flick for what it's aiming at. Seven people and a drifter named Braker are trapped inside a old church/ new motel while the super cool COLLECTER (Billy Zane, in a role that was meant for him) and his group of nipple pierced, glow in the dark green eyes, cloven hooved, goatee sporting, slimy demons trick and mangle the cast in order to get a "relic" key that hold the power of darkness from taking over the world.

Ernest Dickerson does well in the directing seat. The horror,comedy, and drama all combined nicely and never went over with the drama or comedy. None of it felt forced. As for the characters, I really warmed up to them (even the asshole Roach), all of the actors brought a little something special to their rather thin roles. I'll always remember the sad prostitute Cordelia, the no bulls*** Irene, or the funny "need a drink" hobo Uncle Willie. THE COLLECTOR is the main highlight of this movie. Excellent delivery by Zane. The man is too cool for TITANIC. I loved the way he persuaded some of the residents into selling there soul, it was more then just having the demons come in. The idea of the blood in the key and being able to make barriers of not letting in the demons was pretty slick too. William Sadler and Jada Pinkett brought a lot of drama and humanity to the movie, they served their characters well. The gore is also kick ass and works well (all about that arm getting ripped off, and hand punching through a face) and the demons looked pretty sick

My only complaint is the whole shooting the demons in the eyes to kill them was kinda blah, but Billy Zane has fun with even that ("I SHOULD KNOW, WHO MAKES UP ALL THESE RULES"). This is one cool movie, stands on its own two feet and pays respect to a lot of past horror movies, any true HORROR fan will appreciate THIS. ROCK ON CRYPT KEEPER!!!... thanx for all those hot babes that flash their stuff, it went well with the movie and never felt sleazy.

DEMON KNIGHT ***1/2 out of ****


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