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HBO’s Tales from the Crypt

The show that started it all for HBO. It ran from 1990 through 1997 and barely a trace of it exists on the internet today. I happened to find the full 7-season compilation on a torrent site and I’ve been bingeing the weekend away. Takes me back to childhood, and many of these episodes are quite good.

Appparently, M Night Shyamalongadingdong tried to get a reboot off the ground a few years back, but it was killed due to a rights dispute. Which is just as well, I’m not sure I trust him with the material.

What are your memories of this HBO classic?

by Anonymousreply 12September 20, 2023 12:37 AM

Yes, I agree. These were good - a little over the top, but I enjoyed them.

by Anonymousreply 1September 18, 2023 11:01 AM

Death Becomes Her originated as an episode of Tales From The Crypt. We really should be thankful for the series.

In fact, I offer the original trailer of the film with the Tales From The Crypt theme music.

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by Anonymousreply 2September 18, 2023 11:11 AM

And this.

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by Anonymousreply 3September 18, 2023 11:11 AM

And of course there’s Demon Knight with the very fuckable Billy Zane.

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by Anonymousreply 4September 19, 2023 12:04 AM

Rarely does a campy show actually have scary parts. This show had it. A staple of my staying up past bedtime to watch childhood.

by Anonymousreply 5September 19, 2023 12:13 AM

Lucille Ball was great as the host.

by Anonymousreply 6September 19, 2023 12:18 AM

I loved this show—especially one with Tony Goldwyn.

For Halloween I would wear a Crypt Keeper mask and sit outside in a chair looking like a prop. When the kids would arrive and ring the doorbell, I would come to life and scream/laugh like him. It scared the hell out everyone and it was a lot of fun.

by Anonymousreply 7September 19, 2023 12:19 AM

It launched Kellyanne's career.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 19, 2023 12:34 AM

I remember an episode where Tim Curry played every character of a creepy hillbilly family.

Great show; it’s tragic that Max (or any channel) doesn’t show reruns.

by Anonymousreply 9September 19, 2023 12:37 AM

bump goddammit

by Anonymousreply 10September 19, 2023 11:39 PM

For you, OP!

I loved it too, along with the original and 80s Twilight Zone.

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by Anonymousreply 11September 20, 2023 12:00 AM

Brad Pitt drove a hot rod in one of the episodes.

by Anonymousreply 12September 20, 2023 12:37 AM
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