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Tales from the Crypt 

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

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Steven Dodd
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Kassir ...  Crypt Keeper / ... 93 episodes, 1989-1996
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Storyline

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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A Fifth of Fright 'n' Fun! (Season Five USA DVD) See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Crypt See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes) (40 min (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House (1996) was a kids' game show semi-spin-off, with John Kassir returning as the voice of the Cryptkeeper. See more »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: [after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors] Shave and a haircut, two bits!
[laughs hysterically]
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Alternate Versions

When aired on the Sci-Fi channel, the episodes are missing most of the gore. The impact of violent acts are normally cut, sex and nudity is cut, and language is toned down. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Terrors from the Clit 2 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Most fun you can have watching TV!!!
11 July 2010 | by popcultrnaSee all my reviews

This was definitely a show not to be taken seriously...but therein lies the key to great TV entertainment. Anthology series, by definition, can be very fun and addicting because they don't require the viewer to be well versed in some complex arching storyline. Each episode is stand-alone, and with this series in particular the 30 minute time frame flies right by...leading you to watch another! About the time, yes, some episodes feel as though they could have benefited from additional time to contain all of the complex twists and turns. Then again, that is also why it is so much fun! Not time consuming.

Horror fans (especially), but also fans of comedy, or just plain old fashioned (sometimes simple minded even cheesy) storytelling will get a kick out of this series. And the Cryptkeeper? Pop culture icon, with all of those puns! Ever been to Spencer's gifts...remember the lifesized Cryptkeeper animatronic figure they sold for awhile. What other TV shows inspires such worship! If you're familiar with the series and think you would like to revisit it...you will not be disappointed (the DVD's are priced low!). If by chance you've never seen it, check it out...it's a blast. Not even in a category with other shows other than maybe The Twilight Zone, but also uniquely different!


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