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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 DeZarn ... 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 Lawrence ... Party babe (as Tina Hollimon)

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)

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
Gil Liberto .... makeup effects crew: Todd Masters Company (as Gilbert Liberto)
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
Al Eisenmann .... property master
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 .... re-recording mixer
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist
Michael Simpson .... sound editor
Marc Vanocur .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Christopher Bergschneider .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.
Bryan Blair .... crypt keeper effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc. (as Brian Blair)
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
Jerry Miscevich .... model maker/painter (uncredited)
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
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme music
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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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
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The green slime was taken from Glowsticks which the FX crew disassembled.See more »
Continuity: Jeryline coats herself in Braker's blood to prevent The Collector from touching her and her underwear is stained to the point that it is nearly black. The Collector responds by throwing her in the shower to rinse her off. However after he drags her down stairs and lets her out of the curtain she completely clean and dry despite the fact she was just rinsed in the shower moments earlier and blood could not be totally washed out of her clothing with just water.See more »
Crypt Keeper:[Disfigured corpse is about to murder woman in bath] Cuuut! cutcutcutcut cut. What the hell are you doing? You call that hack-ting?
Slasher:[Disfigured corpse turns out to be an actor, and it becomes apparent that scenery is really just a movie set] Well... Yes, as a matter of fact I do call it ACTING.
Crypt Keeper:Well let me tell you something pal, you're no Gory Cooper, you aren't even a Robert Deadford. Another take like that and it'll be back to bit parts for you, and I won't say what 'bits' I'm talking about.
[stressed sigh]
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39 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Respectful to the the genre., 22 August 2004
Author: ( from winnipeg, mb, canada


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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