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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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1996   1995   1994   1993   1992   1991   … See all »
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
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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Dead-On Humor and Horror (Season One USA DVD) See more »


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Trivia

During the Crypt Keeper's introduction in season one, episode four, "Only Sin Deep", he looks into a mirror and chants the "Mirror, Mirror" rhyme, to which it breaks. He proclaims that he's brought seven years bad luck. In fact, the show lasted for seven years, from 1989 to 1996. See more »

Quotes

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

Syndication edits out profanity (either through bleeping or cutting the dialogue altogether) and sex, but leaves all violence intact. See more »


Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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User Reviews

Season One: Qualifications To Be Admitted Into The 'Crypt'
27 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

If you are a somewhat warped person with a dark sense of humor, you'll really like this offering. Obviously I plead guilty because I liked this, although one of episodes turned me off. Nonetheless, it's very entertaining because of the effective mix of comedy, suspense, horror and originality.

You only get six stories from this opening (1989) season of horror-comedy on cable television, but at a fairly cheap price, the DVD set still is well worth it.

In addition to the crazy stories, you get some surprisingly good cinematography. The picture isn't razor sharp but it's well-photographed. Some pretty big directors in the film business - Richard Donner, Robert Zemeckis, Joel Silver, David Giler and Walter Hill - are involved.

Each show features an actor or two who's familiar and they must have had fun making these. You can just see it as they ham it up in their roles. Warning: the language is rough. This is R-rated material....and perhaps only for sick people, as I must be.


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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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