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Writers (WGA):
Ethan Reiff (written by) &
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Release Date:
13 January 1995 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)

Billy Zane ... The Collector

William Sadler ... Brayker

Jada Pinkett Smith ... Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)

Brenda Bakke ... Cordelia

CCH Pounder ... Irene

Dick Miller ... Uncle Willy

Thomas Haden Church ... Roach

John Schuck ... Sheriff Tupper

Gary Farmer ... Deputy Bob Martel

Charles Fleischer ... Wally Enfield

Tim De Zarn ... Homer (as Tim deZarn)

Sherrie Rose ... Wanda
Ryan O'Donohue ... Danny (as Ryan Sean O'Donohue)
Tony Salome ... Sirach
Ken Baldwin ... Dickerson
Chasey Lain ... Party babe (as Tiffany Anne)
Reda Beebe ... Party babe
Te-See Bender ... Party babe

Traci Bingham ... Party babe

Ponti Butler ... Party babe
Veronica Culver ... Party babe
Tina Hollimon ... Party babe

Elaine del Valle ... Party babe (as Elaine Marks)
Mim Parker ... Party babe
Dale Swann ... Bus driver
Mark D. Kennerly ... Other collector

Peggy Trentini ... Amanda
Kathy Barbour ... Crypt Keeper starlet
Tina New ... Crypt Keeper starlet
Stephanie Sain ... Mavis (radio) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Graham Galloway ... Fred (uncredited)

John Larroquette ... Slasher (opening sequence) (uncredited)

David Wurawa ... Victim (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ernest R. Dickerson  (as Ernest Dickerson)
Writing credits
Ethan Reiff (written by) &
Cyrus Voris (written by) &
Mark Bishop (written by)

Produced by
Gilbert Adler .... producer
Alexander B. Collett .... associate producer
Dan Cracchiolo .... associate producer
Richard Donner .... executive producer
Richard Edlund .... producer: opening sequence
David Giler .... executive producer
Walter Hill .... executive producer
A L Katz .... producer (as Alan Katz)
Scott Nimerfro .... co-producer
Joel Silver .... executive producer
Wendy Wanderman .... co-producer
Robert Zemeckis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur 
Cinematography by
Rick Bota 
Film Editing by
Stephen Lovejoy 
Casting by
Jaki Brown  (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
Production Design by
Christiaan Wagener 
Gregory Melton (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Colin D. Irwin  (as Colin Irwin)
Set Decoration by
George Toomer Jr.  (as George Toomer)
Costume Design by
Trish Keating 
Warden Neil 
Makeup Department
Mark Boley .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Wes C. Caefer .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Lauren Cavanaugh .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Scott Coulter .... special effects and animatronics designer: Todd Masters Company
Mynor DeLeon .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Denise Dillion .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Bernhard Eichholz .... makeup effects project head: Todd Masters Company
Steve Fink .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
John Frassrand .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
David Greathouse .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Donna-Lou Henderson .... makeup artist
Justin B. Henderson .... key makeup artist (1994)
David Hoehn .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
William Hooper .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Timothy Huizing .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Luke Khanlian .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Brian Kirk .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Brad Krisko .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Daphne Lawson .... hair stylist (as Daphne Stephon)
Tim Leach .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Gilbert Liberto .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Michael MacFarlane .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Todd Masters .... special effects makeup designer and creator: Todd Masters Company
Dave Matherly .... makeup effects project head: Todd Masters Company
Jake McKinnon .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Josh Patton .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Scott Patton .... demon effects co-designer and supervisor: Todd Masters Company
Walter Phelan .... makeup effects project head: Todd Masters Company
Greg Polutonovich .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
James Rohland .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Leticia Sandoval .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Rebeca Scott .... production coordinator: Todd Masters Company
Dave Snyder .... makeup effects project head: Todd Masters Company
Douglas J. Stewart .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company
Scott Wheeler .... prosthetic makeup supervisor: Todd Masters Company
Scott Wheeler .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
F.A. Miller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shane Dixon .... second unit director
Jodi Ehrlich .... first assistant director: second unit
Reginald Hunter .... second second assistant director (as Reggie Hunter)
Eric Jones .... second assistant director
Leigh Webb .... first assistant director (as Leigh A. Webb)
Art Department
Sam Greenmun .... promotional artwork
Yvette Taylor .... buyer
Sound Department
Tim Boggs .... supervising adr editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Mark Cookson .... supervising sound editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue editor
Gregory Hainer .... sound designer
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist
Marc Vanocur .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Christopher Bergschneider .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Brian Blair .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Joel P. Blanchard .... special effects technician
Scott Coulter .... special effects makeup
Steve Fink .... special effects makeup
Giuliano Fiumani .... special effects assistant
Thomas Floutz .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Mecki Heussen .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
David W. Mosher .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Darren Perks .... special effects makeup
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician
Erik Schaper .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Anthony Simonaitis .... special effects technician
David Stinnett .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Cary Stuart .... mechanical effects assistant
Kevin Yagher .... crypt keeper effects constructor: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
George Zamora .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
William L. Arance .... digital effects artist
Les Bernstien .... visual effects director of photography
Mykel Denis .... lead model maker
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Laurel Klick .... digital animator
Bob Lyss .... digital compositor
Todd Masters .... digital effects
January Nordman .... digital compositor: Available Light
Joseph Thomas .... animation cameraman
John T. Van Vliet .... visual effects supervisor
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (as Greg Barnett)
Shane Dixon .... stunt coordinator
Rusty Hanson .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts
Kay Kimler .... stunts
Kelsee King-Devoreaux .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Walter Phelan .... stunts (as Walter T. Phelan Jr.)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunts
Brian Smrz .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Keith Tellez .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts (as Dan Wynands)
Lou Slaughter .... demon stunt (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Anderberg .... grip
Christopher Faloona .... director of photography: second unit
Jason Gary .... grip
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator
Rick Lamb .... assistant camera
Marty Miller .... best boy grip
Juan Morse .... grip
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Charles Smith .... dolly grip
Steve Smith .... key grip
Rick Tiedeman .... Steadicam operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle M. Pershing .... key costumer
Randall Thropp .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... assistant editor
Peter Ettinger .... apprentice editor
Evan Fisher .... first assistant editor
Christopher Johnston .... assistant editor
Gina Zappala .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Kamen .... executive music producer
Transportation Department
Dan Henley .... transportation coordinator
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Other crew
Barbara Casner .... production secretary
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Sam Greenmun .... promotional art
Mecki Heussen .... puppeteer
Derek Hurd .... key craft service
Mark Keener .... craft service
Frank Charles Lutkus III .... puppeteer (as F. Charles Lutkus III)
Mary Montiforte .... production controller
David W. Mosher .... fabricator: Kevin Yagher Productions
Eric Northcutt .... camera pa
Erik Schaper .... puppeteer
Dorothy Sidwell .... production coordinator
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist
Van Snowden .... puppeteer
David Stinnett .... puppeteer
Tom Vicini .... body double: John Kassir
N. Brock Winkless IV .... puppeteer
Michael Haddad .... assistant craft service (uncredited)
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for gore, horror violence, sexuality and language
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Other collector:[as Bus pulls up the new collector pauses when he realises Jeryline has put up a blood shield] Naw... it's okay... I'll wait for the next one.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bordello of Blood (1996)See more »
FALL GUYSee more »


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32 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A fun pastiche of EC Comics pulp, 4 May 1999
Author: Shawn Watson ( from The Underverse

I was a big fan of the Tales from the Crypt TV show. Thus, I am a fan of this movie. It feels a lot like one of the Creepshow movies but has enough gore, humor and OTT carnage but it just doesn't have enough scope to brake away from the TV show and stand alone as a big screen movie.

Brayker (William Sadler) is a drifter who stumbles upon a lonely desert town after an explosive confrontation with The Collector (Billy Zane), a supremely evil being with Satanical powers who is desperate to get his hands on Brayker's mysterious talisman. Brayker spends the night in a shabby motel but The Collector soon turns up and unleashes hell upon the motel and it's inhabitants.

This is where the fun really kicks in. The Collector has fun enticing the residents (made up of Dick Miller, Charles Fleisher, Thomas Haden Church, Brenda Bakke, Jada Pinkett-Smith and CCH Pounder) to join him on his dark quest and steal the talisman from Brayker.

Director Ernest Dickerson (who also did Surviving the Game) does not hold back on the gore as he spoofs 1950's B-movies, honor's the TV show and pays brilliant homage to the Tales From The Crypt comic book legacy. It may be nothing more than a cheap, horror comedy with no artistic integrity but Dickerson still successfully pulls of a movie that will satisfy and entertain anyone who watches it.

Half of the movie's appeal lies with Billy Zane who acts out the role of The Collector with such wicked charm and delightful evil. You can tell he's having a great time and he makes a counterpoint villain for Sadler's dishevelled hero.

They could have made more Tales From The Crypt movies, but producers Robert Zemeckis, Gilbert Adler and Joel Silver (Walter Hill and David Giler ducked out) went on to found Dark Castle, the production company behind House on Haunted Hill, Thir13en Ghosts and Ghost Ship.

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