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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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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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(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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John Kassir, voice of the Cryptkeeper, often had to swallow lemon juice and honey to sooth his throat after doing his lines. 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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Referenced in 80's Dan: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2011) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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The Greatest Horror Series of all Time
10 May 2010 | by wmdude1255See all my reviews

It is without exception the greatest series of all time. The acting by everyone was great and the Cryptkeepers's puns were hilarious (Just goes to show you kiddies, Be very careful what you Axe For Christmas, You Just Might Get it!) (I Call tonight's Putrid Piece "What's Cookin". This series will beat hands down any of the crap out there today. It was kind of like the Twilight Zone of the 90's. All the big and Upcoming stars were in the episodes. You had Lou Diamond Phillips, Priscillia Presley, Larry Drake, Ed Begley Jr, Judd Nelson, Christopher Reeve, Joe Pesci, Jeffrey Jones, Alan Ruck, Cheech Marin, Martin Sheen, Billy Zane, Anthong Michael Hall, Brooke Shields, and many others. The episodes were true to the comics and didn't try to change anything. The Best thing by far was John Kassir doing the Cryptkeeper's voice. That was fantastic and timeless.


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