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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

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Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Billy Zane ... The Collector
William Sadler ... Brayker
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)
Brenda Bakke ... Cordelia
CCH Pounder ... Irene
Dick Miller ... Uncle Willy
Thomas Haden Church ... Roach
John Schuck ... Sheriff Tupper
Gary Farmer ... Deputy Bob Martel
Charles Fleischer ... Wally Enfield
Tim DeZarn ... Homer (as Tim deZarn)
Sherrie Rose ... Wanda
Ryan O'Donohue Ryan O'Donohue ... Danny (as Ryan Sean O'Donohue)
Tony Salome Tony Salome ... Sirach
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Storyline

Brayker is a man who carries the last of seven keys, special containers which held the blood of Christ and were scattered across the universe to prevent the forces of evil from taking over. If The Collector gets the last key, the universe will fall into Chaos, and he has been tracking Brayker all the way to a small inn in a nowhere town. And now the final battle for the universe begins...... Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore, horror violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,088,568
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire set was constructed practically in an abandoned airport hanger in Van Nuys, California. Since the bulk of the film was set over the course of a single night, this allowed the crew to shoot during the day. See more »

Goofs

Jeryline coats herself in Braker's blood to prevent The Collector from touching her and her underwear is stained to the point that it is nearly black. The Collector responds by throwing her in the shower to rinse her off. However after he drags her down stairs and lets her out of the curtain she completely clean and dry despite the fact she was just rinsed in the shower moments earlier and blood could not be totally washed out of her clothing with just water. See more »

Quotes

The Collector: Poor Cordelia. Seems downright criminal to treat such a pretty girl that way... did I say pretty? I meant beautiful; 'cause you are, you are beautiful Cordelia, Inside and out. Maybe nobody here can see it, but I sure can. I understand you: I know what you want, I know what you need. Guys like Roach think just 'cause they're paying for it, that they can treat you like shit; and spend the same money on dinner and a movie so they can call you girlfriend instead of whore. Whore; what a horrible ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a short sequence of The Cryptkeeper asking the audience why they are still there and then inviting them to see the next Tales From the Crypt theatrical release Dead Easy (Which was the working title for the follow up Tales From the Crypt film, Bordello of Blood).

This sequence existed on the VHS and DVD releases of Demon Knight, but was removed on the Laserdisc and Blu-Ray versions of this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Sci-Fi channel version, the scene where Uncle Willy is tricked by the Collector was altered so that the girls in the scene would be wearing bikini tops. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

FALL GUY
Written by Rollins Band
Performed by Rollins Band
Produced by Theo Van Rock
Rollins Band appears courtesy of Imago Recording Co.
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awesome
20 October 2004 | by cwa99See all my reviews

one of the best films of recent years... on a budget that is. yes the acting is happy at times (and brilliant in others, William Sadler really showing his skill as the old man tired of running) and the sets are filmsy, the special effects range from mediocre to terrible but the shining diamond here is the script and story. having studied both philosophy and theology i read so much more into this film and truly mark it out as one of the best horror films ever. depth, great concept, brilliant script, wonderful set pieces, and a film that sets up the rules and refuses to break them. if only it hadn't been made with that damn crypt keeper!!!


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