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
During the end credits for the season one episode, "And All Through The House", Mary Ellen Trainor and Marshall Bell's characters are referred to as "Wife" and "Husband", respectively. However, in the episode, their names are actually stated. Trainor's character's name is Elizabeth. And Bell's character's name is Joseph. Trainor's character's name is said only once, whereas Bell's character's name is said seven times. See more »
[after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors]
Shave and a haircut, two bits!
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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 »
One of the best TV shows ever made and one of HBO's finest...
Based on the gruesome EC comics of the same name, Tales From the Crypt showcased a wide ranged of talent in both in front and behind the screen. And despite the name, not every episode was pure horror... some could be laugh-out-loud humorous, and some were even dramatic that could put you to the verge of shedding tears. The makeup on the series was excellent, and made the scenes that were gruesome very hard to watch. And of course, let's not forget the the dead one himself, the Cryptkeeper. John Kassir was absolutely perfect as the voice of the ghoulish host. For people who missed the series, I truly think you should purchase the DVD sets and check it out. Be warned though, there are some scenes that you may have a tough time stomaching.
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