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Tales from the Crypt 

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

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Steven Dodd
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Series cast summary:
John Kassir ...  Crypt Keeper / ... 93 episodes, 1989-1996
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Storyline

Half-hour stories with many themes, including; horror, twists, black-magic, sci.-fi. .... Introduced by a puppet called "The Crypt Keeper". A cross between "The Twilight Zone" and modern horror movies. Not suitable for the very young or squeamish. Written by Rob Hartill

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Dead-On Humor and Horror (Season One USA DVD) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1989 (USA) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(92 episodes) (40 min (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Kassir provided the voice the Cryptkeeper in this show and Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993) concurrently, totaling to one hundred thirty-two episodes. This show contains ninety-three episodes, and the cartoon show contains the reversal number of this show's amount, thirty-nine episodes. See more »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: Heads, I win. Tails, you *ooze*!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Spoofed in Terrors from the Clit (1998) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Scary and hilarious at the same time
25 March 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This series was excellent. I've seen the old EC comics this show is based on, and it truly keeps the spirit of the comics alive. Tales from the Crypt was filled with gore and humor. The Cryptkeeper was a great character and was sometimes better then the tales. The Bobcat Goldthwait episode (The Third Pig) was probably the best. I just couldn't stop laughing.


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