Tales From The Crypt (1996)
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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.
Title: Tales From The Crypt
Release Date: June 10, 1989
Runtime: 25 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Buried.com Rating: 9.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: 16
John Kassir ...Crypt Keeper /
Roy Brocksmith ...Bartender /
Miguel Ferrer ...Gary /
Larry Drake ...Santa /
Bobcat Goldthwait ...Billy Goldman /
Lance Henriksen ...Reno Crevice /
Sherrie Rose ...Molly /
William Sadler ...Niles Talbot /
Marshall Bell ...Husband /
Michael Ironside ...Burrows /
Marshall R. Teague ...Frank /
Peter Van Norden ...Booth /
Steve Kahan ...Father /
Troy Evans ...Al /
Cindy Riegel ...Assistant /
Constance Wiggins ...Nurse /
Tim Ahern ...Detective /
Julian Kerridge ...Policeman (2 episodes, 1996)
Mark Lowenthal ...District Attorney /
Joe Pantoliano ...Casino Dealer /
Cam Clarke ...Bailiff /
Richard Donner ...Audience Member /
Tales From The Crypt Horror Film Trailer 1
- Crypt Keeper: [after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors] Shave and a haircut, two bits! [laughs hysterically]
Crypt Keeper: Heads, I win. Tails, you *ooze*!
- The series was originally envisioned as a trilogy story feature film. This was changed to a television program because the producers feared it would bomb as a movie, as trilogy-style horror films rarely had success at the box office.
The introduction sequence that started every episode through the Cryptkeeper's home is actually the size of a miniature golf course green. Small "snorkel" cameras were used to film this portion. The descent into the crypt in the end of the intro is computer generated.
While animatronics expert/puppetmaster Kevin Yagher was in the final stages of designing the Cryptkeeper, he tried on a few noses to see which would look best for the character - who had already shed lips, hair and most of his teeth - but none looked quite right. Director and producer Robert Zemeckis simply remarked, "You know, you don't necessarily have to have a nose."
It took six puppeteers to operate the Cryptkeeper during his scenes, four puppeteers alone just for his facial expressions.
John Kassir, voice of the Cryptkeeper, often had to swallow lemon juice and honey to sooth his throat after doing his lines.
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