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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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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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Trivia

Purposely released on Friday, January 13 because the Tales From The Crypt movies were originally to be tied with traditional "horror weekends" such as Friday the 13th or Halloween. 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

Uncle Willy: [drunk] Boy, listen to that thunder! God's doing some serious thinkin' tonight. I bet he's saying, "On second thought, maybe I shoulda given it all to the monkeys."
Brayker: Maybe it's not too late.
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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 Germany the uncut version was shown in cinemas, but the video was withdrawn by the distributor to avoid confiscation by the authorities. A cut version of the movie has been shown on TV. See more »

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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

1-800-SUICIDE
Written by A. Berkely / RZA (as R. Diggs) / A. Hamilton / Prince Paul (as P. Huston)
Performed by Gravediggaz
Produced by Prince Paul
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Billy Zane steals the show
11 July 2004 | by bourenstSee all my reviews

Billy Zane raises what would be a decent horror/action movie to a higher plane. His deadpan delivery and funny quips are surprising in a character that is supposed to be the quintessential evil demon. If there was any justice in the world Zane would've been considered for an award. His performance is that good. The special effects look dated now, but that doesn't hurt the movie significantly. The characters are sufficiently fleshed out (pun intended) making them a little more than meat for the rampaging demons. The story, while interesting, doesn't make a lot of sense, at least not the back story. God created the Earth but the demons were already there and had 7 keys which gave them power over the cosmos? Huh? That aside, the movie is well done and Zane's performance is not to be missed.


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