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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) Poster

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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.
Originally intended to be the first installment in a trilogy of Tales From The Crypt movies.
Brayker says he received the key from a soldier named Dickerson, a reference to director Ernest R. Dickerson.
One of the protagonists, Wally Enfield, is a recently fired postal worker. The remaining protagonists find a large collection of guns in his home, realizing that Enfield intended to attack the post office. This is likely a reference to several real-life spree killings perpetrated by maniac postal workers.
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).
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The name of the town Brayker ends up in is named Wormwood. Star Wormwood is considered one of the signs of the Biblical Apocalypse.
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The green slime was taken from Glowsticks which the FX crew disassembled.
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The entire set was constructed practically in an abandoned airport hanger in Van Nuys, California. Since the bulk of the film was set over the course of a single night, this allowed the crew to shoot during the day.
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"Demon Knight" was a script that had been circulating in Hollywood for a number of years. Although it wasn't adapted from E.C. Comics and lacked the standard morality play, the producers decided it had the right mixture of horror and humor to be produced as a Tales from the Crypt (1989) spin-off movie.
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At the end of the closing credits, the Cryptkeeper announces the forthcoming feature "Dead Easy," which was intended to be the second film in a Tales from the Crypt (1989) theatrical trilogy. "Dead Easy" (aka "Fat Tuesday") was a zombie story set in New Orleans, but it was eventually abandoned, and the third film, "Body Count," also went unproduced. Ultimately, a "Tales from the Crypt" trilogy was completed, with "Demon Knight" being followed by Bordello of Blood (1996) and Ritual (2002).
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Birds had nested in the rafters of the set, which caused audio problems, so before each take the crew would shoot off a blank gunshot to startle and quiet the animals.
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When the Cryptkeeper is walking around, a puppet head was superimposed over the body of a real actor, who was donning a green mask.
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The movie was filmed during a hiatus between seasons of the Tales from the Crypt (1989) TV series.
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The studio originally wanted Cameron Diaz for the role of Jerryline, but director Ernest Dickerson convinced the producers to cast Jada Pinkett Smith instead.
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CCH Pounder was fitted with a fat suit to help disguise her arm after it's ripped off.
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