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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,019,555, 16 January 1995

Gross USA:

$21,089,146

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,089,146
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Demon Knight" was a script that had been circulating in Hollywood for a number of years. Although it wasn't adapted from E.C. Comics and lacked the standard morality play, the producers decided it had the right mixture of horror and humor to be produced as a Tales from the Crypt (1989) spin-off movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jeryline fills the key with Braykers blood you can see it is pumping out,something which would not happen after his heart had stopped. See more »

Quotes

Roach: You know this "Hell on Earth" business? Big fucking deal - I've got hemmorhoids.
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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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BABY, I LOVE YOU
Written by Ronnie Shannon (as Roosevelt Shannon)
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Very gory and enjoyable
30 April 2001 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A man named Brayker (William Sandler) is being pursued by the evil Collector (Billy Zane). He holes up in an isolated hotel with typical stock characters and they all try to make it through the night against Zane and his demon army. The first theatrical off-shoot of HBO's excellent "Tales from the Crypt" series. The story is ridiculous, but the acting is good. Jada Pinkett is very good as one of the residents of the hotel and Billy Zane is excellent as the Collector. He's obviously enjoying himself, his character is constantly joking and it rubs off on the audience. Also the film has VERY extreme gore--I'm surprised it got an R rating. And there's the obligatory, gratuitous female nudity. Unfortunately, there's not enough plot for a 90 minute movie. There's lots of padding and it slows the movie down. Still, it's funny, has great gory moments and Zane's performance. Worth catching--especially for horror fans. Avoid at ALL costs, the second (and last) theatrical Tales movie "Bordello of Blood".


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