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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.


(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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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?


Purposely released on Friday, January 13 because the Tales From The Crypt movies were originally to be tied with traditional "horror weekends" such as Friday the 13th or Halloween. See more »


When Jeryline fills the key with Braykers blood you can see it is pumping out,something which would not happen after his heart had stopped. See more »


The Collector: All right, this property... is hereby... condemned
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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 Dead Alive (1992) See more »


Written by Robb Flynn
Performed by Machine Head
Produced by Vincent Wojno & Machine Head
Machine Head appears courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Inc.
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Very gory and enjoyable
30 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man named Brayker (William Sandler) is being pursued by the evil Collector (Billy Zane). He holes up in an isolated hotel with typical stock characters and they all try to make it through the night against Zane and his demon army. The first theatrical off-shoot of HBO's excellent "Tales from the Crypt" series. The story is ridiculous, but the acting is good. Jada Pinkett is very good as one of the residents of the hotel and Billy Zane is excellent as the Collector. He's obviously enjoying himself, his character is constantly joking and it rubs off on the audience. Also the film has VERY extreme gore--I'm surprised it got an R rating. And there's the obligatory, gratuitous female nudity. Unfortunately, there's not enough plot for a 90 minute movie. There's lots of padding and it slows the movie down. Still, it's funny, has great gory moments and Zane's performance. Worth catching--especially for horror fans. Avoid at ALL costs, the second (and last) theatrical Tales movie "Bordello of Blood".

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