Tales from the Crypt: Season 1
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Rest your bones, boos and ghouls, and settle in for the anthology series you've been dying to see: the complete six-episode first season of Tales from the Crypt! Cadaverous scream legend the Crypt Keeper hosts these forays of fright and fun based on the 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 more. So shamble up to the bar and pick your poison. Will it be an insane Santa on a personal slay ride? A man surgically implanted with as many lives (and deaths) as a cat? Honeymooners from hell out to fulfill the "til death do we part" vow ASAP. These and other terror-ific tales await in the first season of dead-on humor and horror!]]>
The two-disc set's chief extra is an interesting documentary about the original comics, featuring interviews with co-editor Al Feldstein and legendary artist Jack Davis, as well as directors and authors inspired by the comics like George Romero, John Carpenter, and R.L. Stine. The Crypt Keeper also weighs in with a new intro for the DVD, as well as his reminiscences of the first-season episodes, complete with plenty of behind-the-scenes production photos. In short, pleasant screams are ensured for all. --Paul Gaita
- Six episodes on two discs: The Man Who Was Death, And All Through the House, Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone, Only Sin Deep, Lover Come Hack to Me, Collection Completed
- All-new introduction by the Crypt Keeper
- Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television
- Crypt Keeper's History of Season 1
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"Dig that Cat...He's Real Gone" stars Joe Pantoliano as Ulric, a homeless alcoholic who becomes a rich and famous sideshow performer after a mad doctor (Gustav Vintas) surgically implants a cat's gland into Ulric's brain. This procedure allows him to die and return to life nine times. Morbid hilarity ensues as a carnival barker (Robert Wuhl) presents Ulric the Undying to astounded audiences who watch him get electrocuted, hanged, drowned in a tank, and shot with an arrow (among other things).Read more ›
"The Man Who Was Death" is directed by Walter Hill and is about an Executioner who finds himself out of work when the death penalty is abolished and how he decides to keep his work going.
"And all through the House" is directed by Robert Zemeckis is a horrific Christmas episode which finds Larry Drake playing a homicidal Santa stalking a woman who just killed her husband.
"Dig that Cat he's Real Gone" was directed by Richard Donner. It stars Joe Pantoliano as a bum who becomes the featured star of a sideshow when a mad doctor ala Boris Karloff, gives him a cat gland which allows him to die and come back to life.
"Only Sin Deep" Directed by Howard Deutch. In one of those classic ironic twist stories of EC comics, a prostitute sells her beauty to a pawn shop but then finds herslef getting older and uglier vary rapidly.
"Lover come Back to Me" Directed by Tom Holland. A man marries a woman (Amanda Plummer) for her money but soon finds himself in for more than he bargained for with her family.
"Collection Complete" directed by mary Lambert.Read more ›
All 6 episodes from this first season are pretty good, but two of them stand out above the rest:
"And All Through the House," directed by renowned and Oscar-winning (1994's FORREST GUMP) Robert Zemeckis, is definitely the scariest of the six. It's a tense morality play about a disgruntled wife who murders her husband on Christmas Eve, only to then have a madman dressed in Santa garb show up to deliver her just deserts. But not only does it warn that "what goes around, comes around," it also makes a multi-faceted statement about innocence and youth, as it is the murderous woman's little daughter who ultimately lets "Santa" into the house. Larry Drake delivers a delectably deranged performance as the insane Saint Nick. (This has proven to be one of the most enduring stories from the original E.C. Comics series, as it was also previously dramatized in 1972 as one portion of an excellent five-part British flick entitled TALES FROM THE CRYPT.Read more ›
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I was refunded my money I bought season 1 because back then Lea Thompson was the hottest piece of ass on the planet and that episode skipsPublished 12 days ago by Visa
Am very happy with my purchase got exactly what I wanted would recommend this seller to others buyers thank you againPublished 2 months ago by Fabian Dwayne Donaldson
I think it should be in the description that it has cursing. It has been a while since I have seen Tales from the Crypt but my cousin wanted it so I got it because it says it is a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anna Roggeman
not scary at all; maybe it was when I was a child but we decided to take it to a consignment store.Published 6 months ago by choo
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