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, 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 Rob Hartill

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The Thing You Fear Most: The Final Season! (Season Seven USA DVD) See more »


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Trivia

Freddie Francis, who directed season seven, episode two, "Last Respects", directed Tales from the Crypt (1972). 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 How to Make a Monster (2001) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Television's all time greatest horror series
31 October 1999 | by MoobySee all my reviews

Not only was every episode meticulously crafted into thirty minutes of ironic terror, but the forces behind it always remained credible enough to deliver star-studded episodes. Jon Kassir's Crypt Keeper remains one of the more sacred pop culture figures of recent years (when's the last time you saw someone trashing the Keeper? He's an icon for chrissakes), and while some of the stories may not have been on caliber with others (most of the "England" episodes never touched the Demi Moore/"if I can't have you, no one will" one), in the end, when the smoke had cleared and the show was over, you looked at it with a refreshing zing, as if you had embraced being had.

Bringing back the EC stories wasn't a simple task. Speilberg tried it with "Amazing Stories" and gave up after two long years. The "Vault Of Horror" got a limited run in 94, but failed. But Tales always stuck around, on its own terms, and gave up swinging.

NP: The Bobcat Goldthwait episode: only animated Tales ever: takeoff...Three Little Pigs


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Crypt See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes) (40 min (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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