Tales from the Crypt - Netflix

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Cadaverous scream legend/all-around punster the Crypt Keeper hosts these forays of fright and fun based on classic E.C. Comics tales from back in the day – and drawing on the talents of top filmmakers Richard Donner, Walter Hill, Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and others. So belly up to the bar and name your poison. Is it a deranged Santa on a personal slay ride? A man surgically implanted with as many lives (and deaths) as a cat? Honeymooners who each want the other to fulfill the 'til-death vow pronto? These and more terror-rific tales await. Ghoul love 'em!

Tales from the Crypt - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1989-06-10

Tales from the Crypt - Tales from the Crypt (comics) - Netflix

Tales from the Crypt was an American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, producing 27 issues. (The first issue with the title was #20, previously having been International Comics (#1-#5); International Crime Patrol (#6); Crime Patrol (#7-#16) and The Crypt of Terror (#17-#19) for a total of 46 issues in the series.) Along with its sister titles, The Haunt of Fear and The Vault of Horror, Tales from the Crypt was popular, but in the late 1940s and early 1950s comic books came under attack from parents, clergymen, schoolteachers and others who believed the books contributed to illiteracy and juvenile delinquency. In April and June 1954, highly publicized Congressional subcommittee hearings on the effects of comic books upon children left the industry shaken. With the subsequent imposition of a highly restrictive Comics Code, EC Comics publisher Bill Gaines cancelled Tales from the Crypt and its two companion horror titles, along with the company's remaining crime and science fiction series in September 1954. All EC titles have been reprinted at various times since their demise, and stories from the horror series have been adapted for television and film.

Tales from the Crypt - Media adaptations - Netflix

The 1972 film from Amicus Productions features five stories from various EC comics. “Reflection of Death” (#23) and “Blind Alleys” (#46) were adapted for the film, the others were adapted from Haunt of Fear and Vault of Horror. A second Amicus film, The Vault of Horror, also used stories from Tales from the Crypt and Shock SuspenStories (despite its title, it didn't use any stories published in the Vault of Horror comic). A homage film entitled Creepshow followed, paying tribute to the tone, look, and feel of Tales from the Crypt and other EC comics, without directly adapting any of the stories. In 1989, the book was adapted into the HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt, which features John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper and included comic book covers designed to look like the original 1950s covers by Mike Vosburg with at least one drawn by Shawn McManus. The following tales were used in HBO's Tales from the Crypt television series: “The Man Who Was Death” (issue #17), “Mute Witness to Murder” (#18), “Fatal Caper” (#20), “The Thing From The Grave” (#22), “Last Respects” (#23), “Judy, You're Not Yourself Today” (#25), “Loved to Death” (#25), “Well Cooked Hams” (#27), “The Ventriloquist's Dummy” (#28), “Korman's Kalamity” (re-titling of “Kamen's Calamity”, issue #31), “Cutting Cards” (#32), “Lower Berth” (#33), “None But The Lonely Heart” (#33), “Oil's Well That Ends Well” (#34), “Curiosity Killed” (#36), “Only Skin Deep” (#38), “Mournin' Mess” (#38), “Undertaking Palor” (#39), “Food For Thought” (#40), “Operation Friendship” (#41), “Cold War” (#43), “Forever Ambergris” (#44), “The Switch” (#45) and “Blind Alleys” (#46). Other episodes were based on other entries in the EC Comics line: Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, Crime SuspenStories, Shock SuspenStories and Two-Fisted Tales. In 1993, Tales from the Crypt was adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon series entitled Tales from the Cryptkeeper, based on the series (albeit with none of the violence or other questionable content that was in the original series), with Kassir as the Cryptkeeper again; it ran from September 18, 1993 to December 4, 1999. None of the episodes were based on the comics, or the HBO show; they were all original stories. In 1994, Ace Novelty released a board game based on Tales from the Cryptkeeper called Tales from the Cryptkeeper Search for the lost Tales In late 1993, a pinball machine titled Tales from the Crypt was produced under license by Data East. In 1996, a Saturday morning game show called Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House ran from September 14 to August 1997, with Kassir once again in the role of the Cryptkeeper as announcer. Two films by Universal Studios, Demon Knight (1995) and Bordello of Blood (1996), were based on the series, neither of which was particularly successful with critics. A third film, Ritual, was slated for theatrical release in 2001, but was only distributed internationally (without the Tales from the Crypt connection) until 2006 when it was released on DVD in the United States, with the Cryptkeeper segments restored. Unlike the 1970s-era Amicus films, these films were not based on stories from any of the EC comics. The Frighteners was intended to be another film in the series, but executive producer Robert Zemeckis decided to release it as a standalone film. In early 2016, it was announced M. Night Shyamalan is producing a reboot of the 1989 TV series as part of TNT's new horror block. In June 2017, it was announced that the plans for the reboot have been shelved due to licensing issues.

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