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
To build a marketing campaign for the show, HBO presented the show's steamy footage alongside other original programming shown on the channel at the time to an ad agency. After the presentation, someone commented, "It's not TV.". Another person responded, "No, it's HBO.". The statements became the iconic "It's not TV. It's HBO." slogan for the channel. 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 »
A great show...took the place after the loss of another.
stars: John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper.
Usually great horror anthology show hosted by the Cryptkeeper, a rotting corpse done through animatronics. It's hard to rate it as an entire series, because the episodes went from really bad, to excellent. I will review the first and second season(out on DVD now) Season one-6 episodes. 160 mins. This was obviously the starter season, so there were some glitches. The first is the Cryptkeeper, who really didn't look all that great this season. He didn't yet evolve with his facial movements yet. As for episodes, the classics were Man Who Was Death and Dig that Cat hes Real Gone. The really good ones were Collection completed and All Through the House. Then there was Only Sin Deep and Lover Come Hack to Me. My rating-B plus.
Season 2-18 episodes. 470 mins. The Cryptkeeper has evolved to great lip and eye movement. As for the series, this season has some good ones. I'm not going to go into all of them, but they are good. Some of the classics are Television Terror, Korman's Kalamity, Cutting Cards, The Switch, For Crying Out Loud, The Ventiliquists Dummy and Lower Berth. Great season. My rating-A.
My rating of the series in all-A. episode lengths-(approx.)27 minutes with no commercials. TV:MA:LVS
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