A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.
Half-hour stories with many themes, including; horror, twists, black-magic, and science fiction Introduced by a puppet called "The Crypt Keeper". A cross between The Twilight Zone (1959) and modern horror movies. Not suitable for the very young or squeamish.Written by
The season six, episode fifteen, "You, Murderer", was the only episode that used computer graphics imagery. This was for "resurrecting" the long deceased Humphrey Bogart, by using old movies to digitally insert his face on either a stand-in, or a dummy, in scenes where the main character's face is shown in mirrors and other reflective surfaces, since the whole episode is seen through his point of view. The effects were done by Industrial Light & Magic, which also previously worked on Robert Zemeckis' Oscar winning movie, Forrest Gump (1994). See more »
[after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors]
Shave and a haircut, two bits!
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When aired on the Sci-Fi channel, the episodes are missing most of the gore. The impact of violent acts are normally cut, sex and nudity is cut, and language is toned down. See more »
There have been many shows that were never intended to be taken seriously, but "Tales from the Crypt" brings the idea to a whole new level. Each episode begins by descending into what appears to be a haunted house, where we get introduced to the delightfully creepy Crypt Keeper. He explains (as sardonically as possible) what we're about to watch. Then, each episode tells a story involving a really nasty situation; some involve monsters, others involve people doing really unpleasant things, but they all make one laugh. I really liked the episode where Don Rickles played a most unusual puppeteer, and also the episode where Christopher Reeve opened a restaurant...of sorts. Granted, this show was kind of ridiculous, but they never lost their timing, even with the Crypt Keeper's silly remarks. Just remember that, kiddies. Hee hee hee!
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