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Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | | Horror | 9 March 1972 (USA)
Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Crypt Keeper (as Sir Ralph Richardson)
... Guide
... Joanne Clayton (segment "And All Through the House")
... Husband (segment "And All Through the House")
... Daughter (segment "And All Through The House")
Oliver MacGreevy ... Maniac (segment "And All Through the House")
... Carl Maitland (segment "Reflection of Death")
Susan Denny ... Wife (segment "Reflection of Death")
Angela Grant ... Susan (segment "Reflection of Death") (as Angie Grant)
... Grimsdyke (segment "Poetic Justice")
... Elliot (segment "Poetic Justice")
David Markham ... Father (segment "Poetic Justice")
... Neighbour (segment "Poetic Justice")
... Jason (segment "Wish You Were Here")
Barbara Murray ... Enid (segment "Wish You Were Here")
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Storyline

Five persons are visiting a catacomb following a guide and get lost. They find that they are trapped in a crypt and, out of the blue, they see The Crypt Keeper (Ralph Richardson) that tells five stories: (1) And All through the House: On Christmas Eve, Joanne Clayton kills her husband expecting to receive his insurance. She hears on the news that the police are seeking-out a serial-killer posing of Santa Claus. When the man knocks on her door, she can not call the police since the body of her husband lays on the living room, and Joanne locks windows and doors. When she looks for her daughter, she has a lethal surprise. (2) Reflection of Death: Carl Maitland leaves his wife and children and leaves town with his mistress. However something happens during their journey (3) Poetic Justice: The widower janitor Arthur Edward Grimsdyke is a good man that spends his leisure time with the children from the neighborhood. His heartless neighbor James Elliot does not like him and destroys his ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

DEATH LIVES in the Vault of Horror!

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Horror

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Release Date:

9 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuentos de ultratumba  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£170,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000, 31 December 1972
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only two stories in this film - "Reflection of Death" and "Blind Alleys" - originally appeared in EC Comics' "Tales from the Crypt." "...And All Through the House" appeared in "The Vault of Horror" and "Poetic Justice" and "Wish You Were Here" both appeared in "The Haunt of Fear." See more »

Goofs

During most of the "All Through The House" segment, the amount and placement of the blood on the newspaper, the carpet, and Joanne's hands changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Maj. William Rogers: [Hearing his dog bark in the room beside him] Well, at least feed my dog, please!
George Carter: [Somber tone] He'll be fed alright.
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Connections

Follows Torture Garden (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Toccata & Fugue in D minor
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as Bach)
Played by Nicolas Kynaston
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Just plain cool.
1 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Tales from the crypt is what every Horror movie should be like. All the stories had great plots, not to mention endings, and it had probably just the right amount of violence/gore to make it an official Horror movie. This is one of the best Horror movies of all time, I guarantee it.


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