Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Enoch, the two-faced man, an attraction at a sideshow, falls in love with a 2,000 year old mummy, eventually leading up to the conception of their bastard child, The Crypt Keeper.

Director:

Kevin Yagher

Writers:

Fred Dekker (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lewis Arquette ... Ernest Feeley
Stefan Gierasch ... Mr. Sickles
Mark Rolston ... Dr. Zachary Cling
Jeff Yagher ... Enoch, The Two-Faced Man
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Cindy Riegel Cindy Riegel ... Mother
Alex Prager ... Elizabeth
Kenneth White Kenneth White ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Enoch, the two-faced man, an attraction at a sideshow, falls in love with a 2,000 year old mummy, eventually leading up to the conception of their bastard child, The Crypt Keeper.

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mummy | sideshow | doll | abuse | doctor | See All (12) »


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Details

Release Date:

3 July 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A rarity for a Tales from the Crypt story, in that the Crypt Keeper appears during the main story, not just in bumpers, as this tale recounts how his parents met. This tale establishes that the Crypt Keeper has half-Egyptian descent. See more »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: [as he is rocking a baby] Aw... There, there. Isn't he just so cute that you want to... Oops. Crypt Keeper here kiddies and speaking of kiddies, tonight's sickening saga should be subtitled a "Tale from the Crib." Yes, dear fans I've got a real nursery crime for you this time. It's all about the humble beginnings of my favorite horror hero. So call the babysitter and break out the barf bags as I narrate a nauseating novella with a very special place in my heart. I affectionately call this one "...
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Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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All over the place
10 July 2009 | by SleepTight666See all my reviews

One of the silliest episodes yet, it is all over the place. There is a bit of comedy, a bit of drama and a bit of horror in it, but not enough of any to really make a good story. But the make-up and humorous ending make it worth the watch.

This story is about the Crypt Keeper's parents, one a mistreated side-show freak with two faces and the other a dead ancient mummy. I can see the resemblance, really.

Besides the goofy conclusion, the episode does have a decent carnival atmosphere and shows how badly the freaks were treated around that time. I felt bad for the Crypt Keeper's daddy.


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