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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: Comedy Fantasy Horror
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes
Created by: William Gaines

8 (24 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

WaspCorp posted 6 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 6 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:
  • 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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