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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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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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John Kassir ...  Crypt Keeper / ... 93 episodes, 1989-1996
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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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How FourTunate You Are, Ghouls and Boos! (Season Four 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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On each of the last three DVD releases, there is a virtual comic book special feature of one of the episodes from that particular season read by John Kassir. The virtual episodes are stories from the original EC Comics, from which the show's episodes of the same name are adapted. They include of "Death of Some Salesman"(The Complete Fifth Season), "Whirlpool"(The Complete Sixth Season), and "Fatal Caper"(The Complete Seventh Season). See more »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: [after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors] Shave and a haircut, two bits!
[laughs hysterically]
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Syndication edits out profanity (either through bleeping or cutting the dialogue altogether) and sex, but leaves all violence intact. See more »

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Referenced in Elvira's Movie Macabre: Scared to Death (2010) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Season 1
10 September 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

OK, the Cryptkeeper, I remember him fondly, as I knew whenever I say him I knew he'd be preceded by a great tale of horror. OK maybe in the first short season, it wasn't as apparent as the superb later seasons would be, but this did lay the groundwork (side note: none of the tales in the first 6 episodes of this series actually came from the "Tales From the Crypt" comic series technically). Not to say this season wasn't good, quite the opposite as the maniac Santa story of "And all through the House" and the black comedic "Collection Completed" are classic episodes, even if the other 4 are not really up to snuff. Even the second season would get so much better by leaps and bounds.

My Season one grade: B

Season 1 Extras: New introduction from a now heavily bandaged Cryptkeeper; the cool "Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television" documentary and the not nearly as cool 5 and a half minute "Crypt Keeper's History Of Season 1"


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