Tales from the Crypt: Season 5
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Full of fun and frights, the fifth season of Tales from the Crypt features a happily haunted collection of scares and silliness for viewers warm and bleeding (sorry, breathing.) Ready to delight the feverishly warped mind are "Forever Ambergris," with Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi and The Who's Roger Daltrey portraying war photographers; "Two for the Show," with Traci Lords, David Paymer and Vincent Spano embroiled in a tale of wife and death; "Well Cooked Hams," with Martin Sheen and Billy Zane putting hocus pocus in focus as rival magicians; plus 10 more eerie encounters of fate, fiends and flat-out funniness, featuring Bill Paxton, Brooke Shields, Tim Curry, Wil Wheaton, John Stamos and even Batman's Adam West. Don't miss out as the Crypt Keeper delivers more keepers (and terrorific puns) in the atmos-fearic fifth season.]]>
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DEATH OF SOME SALESMAN - dir. Gilbert Adler; starring: Tim Curry, Ed Begley Jr.
AS YE SOW - dir. Kyle MacLachlan; starring: Hector Elizondo, Miguel Ferrer, Patsy Kensit.
FOREVER AMBERGRIS - dir. Gary Fleder; starring: Roger Daltrey, Steve Buscemi.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT - dir. Rodman Flender; starring: Ernie Hudson, John Laughlin, Joan Chen.
PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN BRASS HEARSES - dir. Russel Malcahy; starring: Brad Dourif, Bill Paxton.
TWO FOR THE SHOW - dir. Kevin Hooks; starring: Traci Lords, Vincent Spano.
HOUSE OF HORROR - dir. Bob Gale; starring: Kevin Dillon, Brian Krause.
WELL COOKED HAMS - dir. Elliot Silverstein; starring: Maryam D'Abo, Martin Sheen, Billy Zane.
CREEP COURSE - dir. Jeffrey Boam; starring: Jeffrey Jones, Nina Siemaszko.
CAME THE DAWN - dir. Uli Edel; starring: Perry King, Brooke Shields.
OIL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL - dir. Paul Abascal; starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Priscilla Presley.
HALF-WAY HORRIBLE - dir. Gregory Widen; starring: Clancy Brown, Cheech Marin.
TILL DEATH DO WE PART - dir. W. Peter Iliff; starring: Frank Stallone, Kate Vernon.
I have to say this is probably my favourite season. With brilliantly creepy "Death of Some Salesman", truly disturbing "Forever Ambergris", traditional yet surprising "House of Horror" and Psycho-esque "Came the Dawn", with all those great actors and well-known to horror buffs directors the fifth season really stands out among all others. Everyone can find a tale according to his taste here.
I remember coming across some of those old magazines in the swap shop where I bought my paperback books for 15¢ apiece. Since there was no tax on those piddling amounts back then, I could buy seven books or magazines. Sadly, it wasn't often I had a whole dollar to spend, nor could I get someone to take me there very often.
But when I went, it was always agony. So much to choose from, and so little I could walk out with. Even sadder, some of those magazines a pickup for 15¢ are probably worth hundreds of dollars by now - and I no longer have them!
Thankfully I have the memories. I remember opening those magazines and being totally grossed out. My mother would've had a cow if she'd known what I was reading. I was always very careful to keep those magazines hidden away under superhero comics. And if she knew I'd watched the HBO series even after I was grown up she wouldn't have been very appreciative.
HBO did a magnificent job of delivering 30 minutes of gross-out horror with a twist at the end (and even though you were expecting a twist, you did and often figure it out).
In this set, you get a mixed bag of high-powered talent, emerging talent, semi-retired talent, and even a porn star princess turned legit. Oh, and did I mentioned Tim Curry? You get Tim Curry!Read more ›
The episodes are all based on EC Comics of old...mostly from the self titled Tales From the Crypt, Haunt of Fear and Vault of Horror comic books. But I'd guess that 90% of you reading this already know that, and you're here as I am delighted that it is finally out on DVD.
For those that have not seen these wonderfully entertaining episodes of dark humor and horror...if you're into the genre this collection and any of the other HBO seasonal Tales From the Crypt releases are for you.
Season five of the seven season series is where the producers should have considered bringing in some adaptations of modern short stories from the likes of Stephen King and Dean R. Koontz, because a lot of the best EC Comic stories were done in 5-star seasons one through four. But I guess the producers felt it was taboo to stray from the EC Comics classics. Still...the series is strong in season five. You get:
"Death of Some Salesmen" - Get yer tombstones here! Rocky Horror meets Lilly Munster.
"As Ye Sow" - Holy con-job, Batman! Adam West stars.
"Forever Ambergris" - Roger Daltry gets fooled again...fatally.
"Food for Thought" - Psychic ability or monkey business?
"People Who Live in Brass Hearses" - Ice Cream man has a "back" up.
"Two for the Show" - Instant karma's gonna get you!
"House of Horror" - Haunted hazing incident.
"Well Cooked Hams" - I will now attempt to pull a corpse out of a hat. Abracadabra!
"Creep Course" - Mummy Dearest.Read more ›
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Came when they said it would and great price. Quality is fantastic and no scratches!Published 24 days ago by Suzi
Tales From the Crypt Season 5 is an anthology series of Horror tales. My favorite star was Yvonne De Carlo. Fans of Yvonne De Carlo, and horror buffs will like this the most.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
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