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Tales from the Crypt

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!

Show Info

Network: United States HBO (1989 - 1996)
Schedule: Fridays at 22:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: ComedyFantasyHorror
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes
Created by: William Gaines

8 (26 votes)

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Previous Episode

The Third Pig

Episode 7x13; Jul 19, 1996

An animated horror version of the Three Little Pigs story. When the third pig is tried and convicted for the murder of his two brothers by a wolf jury, he builds a zombie Frankenpig to take out his revenge on the actual murderer.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
7x13: The Third PigJul 19, 1996
7x12: Ear Today... Gone TomorrowJul 12, 1996
7x11: ConfessionJul 5, 1996
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Recent discussions

GhostMatter posted 8 months ago

Terrible episode, uninspired and predictable. Also, yet another episode with domestic violence. The ending was very, very predictable. The directing was uninspired. The slow-mo rope throw with a fake sound effect, oof. The dialogue was ridiculous, no one is able to say anything to Richard except "No" and "Stop". The main actor was good is all I'd say.

WaspCorp posted 7 years ago

I remember watching this episode when it first aired and its shockingly gruesome ending has stuck with me to this day. I guess that is what happens when you let jealousy and paranoia overcloud your judgement. Everything about this episode is so spot on, from the directing to the soundtrack. A must watch for any TFTC fan ! On a side note, I've always thought Gavan O'Herlihy bared a striking resemblance to William Atherton.

WaspCorp posted 7 years ago

Morton's da man ! Effin awesome ep ! Possibly the creepiest one in the whole series with its blend of reality/trash tv feel, Morton Downey Jr in his own role in an over-the-top performance and its eerie mood. I've always wondered if the writers took inspiration from the Dorothea Puente case to write the script for this particular TFTC episode. ✪✪✪✪✪

Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Geschichten aus der Gruft (Germany Germany)
  • Ιστορίες Από Την Κρύπτη (Greece Greece)
  • Mesék a kriptából (Hungary Hungary)
  • Aventuri în Casa Morții (Romania Romania)
  • Байки из склепа (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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