Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

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Half-hour stories with many themes, including; horror, twists, black-magic, sci.-fi. .... Introduced by a puppet called "The Crypt Keeper". A cross between the "Twilight Zone" and modern horror movies. Not suitable for the very young or squeamish. Written by Rob Hartill

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The concept for the movie The Frighteners (1996) was originally going to be a TFTC film, but Robert Zemeckis loved the script so much that he had it spun off with Peter Jackson directing. See more »

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Crypt Keeper: [after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors] Shave and a haircut, two bits!
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Remember, kiddies: hee hee hee!
26 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

There have been many shows that were never intended to be taken seriously, but "Tales from the Crypt" brings the idea to a whole new level. Each episode begins by descending into what appears to be a haunted house, where we get introduced to the delightfully creepy Crypt Keeper. He explains (as sardonically as possible) what we're about to watch. Then, each episode tells a story involving a really nasty situation; some involve monsters, others involve people doing really unpleasant things, but they all make one laugh. I really liked the episode where Don Rickles played a most unusual puppeteer, and also the episode where Christopher Reeve opened a restaurant...of sorts. Granted, this show was kind of ridiculous, but they never lost their timing, even with the Crypt Keeper's silly remarks. Just remember that, kiddies. Hee hee hee!


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