A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.
Half-hour stories with many themes, including; horror, twists, black-magic, and science fiction Introduced by a puppet called "The Crypt Keeper". A cross between The Twilight Zone (1959) and modern horror movies. Not suitable for the very young or squeamish.Written by
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) parodied this series in the episode, "Toons From The Crypt", with Buster Bunny, voiced by Charlie Adler, portraying a Crypt Keeper-type character telling scary stories. Later in the series, John Kassir, who's the voice of the Crypt Keeper, voiced Buster Bunny after Adler left the show. See more »
[after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors]
Shave and a haircut, two bits!
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Syndication edits out profanity (either through bleeping or cutting the dialogue altogether) and sex, but leaves all violence intact. See more »
I saw a few episodes on video, and while I am not a particular fan of the genre, I was quite impressed. It was like the Twilight Zone, but with a strong horror theme (although not all the time), and without the pretentious feel. What really impressed me was the cheesy lines the crypt keeper had. They were so bad that the writers had to have tried for that effect. It was like listening to the worst spook alley script you've ever seen. That's the heart and soul of campy TV. It goes a long way toward helping you appreciate the carefully crafted tales that are being introduced.
The other stand out thing about the show is the actors they get. They don't just dredge up whatever they can get from the local playhouses. They get some top names. On top of that, you get the feeling that these big stars are having a lot of fun telling a ghost story (not that they're about ghosts, but you get the idea).
So, if you thought Rod Sterling didn't include enough dismemberments, or you just like clever stories with deliberately awful introductions, and you aren't squeamish, then this is the show for you.
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