Today’s computer technology and advancements in digital media contributes to the success of many television and film projects. But back in the mid-to-later eighties, there was a television show that was an eerie delight and somewhat horror fright, mixed with a bit of humor and a host that gave the 1970s Masterpiece Theater’s Alistair Cooke a run for his money. Yes, boils and ghouls I’m talking about that sexy in a dead sort of way host of HBO’s Tales From The Crypt, The Crypt Keeper.
Tales From The Crypt was a horror anthology television series that aired 93 episodes for seven seasons on June 10, 1989 until July 19, 1996. It was based on a series of comic books from the 1950s. The title sequence featured a great opening soundtrack while the camera goes through the front door of an old house that would have given any haunted house competition. Viewers got to see a creepy hallway, stairs and a scary basement. Then, up popped a ghost. Actually, no. A coffin opens but instead of Dracula, we got The Crypt Keeper who didn’t want to bite your neck. He wanted to tell you a story. Several stories made up each episode. These episodes feature many well known actors such as Christopher Reeve, John Lithgow, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Sheen, John Stamos, Teri Hatcher, Blythe Danner, Timothy Dalton, Corey Feldman, Lou Diamond Phillips, Patrica Arquette, Dan Aykroyd, Kirk Douglas, Shelley Hack, Roger Daltrey, Lea Thompson, Donald O’ Connor, Isabella Rossellini.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Tales From The Crypt would be returning to television on TNT. The attached article talks about this return:
I guess you can’t keep a good crypt keeper down!
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