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5.0 out of 5 stars Hello Boils and Ghouls!!!, September 28, 2002
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This review is from: Tales from the Crypt (Audio CD)
This is a collection of Seeing Ear Theater's "Tales from the Crypt" episodes. For those who don't know, SET is a series of internet audio files that are like the stories on the radio from years past. There are several different types of stories in the SET stable, but my favorites have always been the TFTC stories, since I grew up with the TV show (as a freaked-out preadolescent watching the shows in syndication), and it was great to see (or hear, I guess) something new. For those who, like me, were big fans of these episodes (which were put on "hiatus" a couple years ago) when they were only available online and spent hours and hours listening to them multiple times, you'll definetely enjoy this opportunity to hear them without waiting for them to load (and without having constant buffering interruptions). For those who were fans, be aware that you are only getting 7 out of the 8 produced episodes ("This Trick'll Kill Ya" is the missing segment, but since I always thought this was the weakest of the 8, if one has to be missing, I'm fine with the fact that it's this one). For those who don't know anything about this, each episode is a horror/humor story in the vein of the TV show (or the comics). Like the TV show, celebrities star in most of the episodes (standout performances include Oliver Platt, John Ritter, Keith David, and Tim Curry). Also like the TV show, the Cryptkeeper (voiced, as always, by the great John Kassir)bookends each episode. Each episode runs between 35 and 45 minutes. You can tell that everyone involved treated this as a labor of love. These tales are worthy successors to the great TV show and Original EC Comics. .... Thanks to everyone involved from a long time "Tales" fan. Oh yeah, and to whoever is in charge of the TV episodes, a season-by-season DVD release would be fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and haunted, these undaunted Tales from the Crypt! :D, October 21, 2003
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Pamela Scarangello (Middletown, NJ USA) - See all my reviews
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As a fan of the HBO television series, I can undoubtedly say that this new collection of spine-tingling audio dramas is SENSATIONAL! These 7 episodes (all of which are drawn from the EC comic books) are just as good as the T.V. show, if not better! The CD's sound effects provide incredibly imaginative environments where the human mind fills the gaps. Also included are a few guest stars, such as Luke Perry, Oliver Platt, and John Ritter (RIP). And, of course, John Kassir returns as the delightful Crypt Keeper, whose putrid puns and awful alliterations are funnier than ever before! These stories are grisly, macabre, and downright hilarious! I guarantee it!
"Island of Death" concerns the adventures of Quinn Dillon, a young computer geek who accidentally crash-lands on a tropical island. He unwillingly becomes a participant in "Mantis," a violent reality show created by a spoiled, sadistic predator named Galatea. While under the scrutinization of a television crew, Dillon has to use his wits to dodge gunshots, hungry hyenas, and swamps!
"A Little Stranger" centers around Peter Whitman, a blind U.S. Senator tortured by a terrible secret: in 1968, he was forced to marry Zorgo, a Russian werewolf, and Elicia, a Romanian vampire, in an unholy ceremony. Later, Zorgo and Elicia birthed a monstrous half-breed named Victor Malvin. Now he plans to run for U.S. President, with Peter as his running mate!
My most favorite drama is "Tight Grip," a creepy tale about Kitty, a talented child prodigy who plays the violin. Refusing to speak, Kitty would literally communicate with her instrument, and over time it drives her mother Catherine to the brink of insanity...and murder! Actor Tim Curry's film noir-style narration is a hypnotic treat to hear; he tells the story from the perspective of an old magician's trunk!
"By the Fright of the Silvery Moon" concerns Jim Thorton, a frustrated town Sheriff who investigates a mysterious string of cattle mutilations. All the while, he is caught in the middle of a feud between cattle ranchers and fanatical environmentalists. Eventually, Thorton discovers in horror that the killings are actually caused by a flesh-eating monster from outer space!
"Zombie!" is a tale about David Goodson, a fugitive who dodges the law by travelling to Haiti. Selfish and inconsiderate, he previously swindled money from Haiti's poor immigrant families; as punishment, the villagers perform a voodoo ritual to curse David's soul; unless he could redeem himself in 6 months, he is doomed to live forever as a festering zombie!
In "Carrion Death," a snobbish English teacher named Wall is imprisoned for robbery and murder. As he and his drunken cousin Gooley are transported to court, they escape and take off into the scorching hot desert. Handcuffed together, the two men attack and kill a Feed store worker. Later on, Gooley is shot and killed, and Wall is forced to drag his corpse behind him without any food or water. As he gradually succumbs to the deadly heat, Wall suffers horrid hallucinations where hungry buzzards and coyotes seem to be talking to him!
The final tale is "Fare Tonight, Followed by Increasing Clottiness!" A Hindu taxi driver named Bhaya is assigned to work in the dangerous streets of Gravesmoore. There he suddenly encounters a half-crazed vampire hunter named Dr. Egbert. Together, the two explore the barren neighborhoods and investigate the area's growing vampire populace. Armed with a hammer and wooden stakes, the Doctor and Bhaya stumble upon a convention of bloodsuckers who plot to colonize the city...and then the world!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old time storytelling for modern radio, July 22, 2003
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P. Webb "Trajedi" (Bozeman, MT United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Tales from the Crypt (Audio CD)
This set of 5 discs is a terrific presentation of Seeing Ear Theater's stab at Tales from the Crypt. The production and acting is quite good as are the tales themselves. Really nothing to complain about other than the lack of the 3rd story from the series THIS TRICK'LL Kill Ya.
Please someone release CITY OF DREAMS on CD, another terrific SET production.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tales from Crypt audio CDs, January 10, 2007
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L. Putnam (South Pasadena, CA, USA) - See all my reviews
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These CDs are a good substitute for fans of the TV series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Gem, July 16, 2013
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This production from seeing ear theatre is well worth getting,especially if you're a Crypt fan. The set includes 4 cds. Seven stories include Island of Death: a plane crashes on an island and a terrifying game show begins.
A Little Stranger : A marriage between two (persons) should never have taken place.
Tight Grip: A horror story about abuse.
By the Fright of the Silvery Moon: Animal mutilations have a surprising source.
Zombie: A greedy lawyer get his comeuppance.
Carrion Death: A pompous teacher and his (cousin) kill and go on the run, but they get what they deserve.
Fare Tonight,Followed by Increasing Clottiness: A vampire hunter teams up with a cab driver with surprising results.
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Tales from the Crypt by Tim Curry (Audio CD - August 9, 2002)
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