History Series / TalesFromTheCrypt

8th Jan '16 6:17:46 AM RippenFan33
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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than Creator/MNightShayamalan. [[note]] What a twist! [[/note]]
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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than Creator/MNightShayamalan. M. Night Shayamalan. [[note]] [[MemeticMutation What a twist! twist!]] [[/note]]
8th Jan '16 6:16:31 AM RippenFan33
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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than Creator/MNightShayamalan. [[note]] What a twist! [[/note]]
3rd Nov '15 8:49:23 AM CorahsUncle
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Moving a trope to the Trivia tab

A critically acclaimed [[GenreAnthology horror anthology]] series that ran from 1989 to 1996. Every week, the show featured the Crypt Keeper telling horrifying tales based on stories from the gruesome Creator/ECComics of the 1950s. Because the show was on the premium cable channel Creator/{{HBO}}, it was not subject to FCC censorship and featured lots of gore and sexual situations. The Crypt Keeper, a gruesome undead puppet voiced by John Kassir and performed by Creator/PattyMaloney, served as [[{{Narrator}} host]] in a manner similar to that of RodSerling on ''TheTwilightZone'', providing lead-ins and closing comments... which were filled with IncrediblyLamePun after pun of a macabre nature. The show was very influential, and helped bring along more anthology horror shows to come in the 90s and 2000s, both for adult and children. The show still currently holds the distinction of being the [[LongRunner longest running]] original series ever to run on HBO.
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A critically acclaimed [[GenreAnthology horror anthology]] series that ran from 1989 to 1996. Every week, the show featured the Crypt Keeper telling horrifying tales based on stories from the gruesome Creator/ECComics of the 1950s. Because the show was on the premium cable channel Creator/{{HBO}}, it was not subject to FCC censorship and featured lots of gore and sexual situations. The Crypt Keeper, a gruesome undead puppet voiced by John Kassir and performed by Creator/PattyMaloney, served as [[{{Narrator}} host]] in a manner similar to that of RodSerling on ''TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', providing lead-ins and closing comments... which were filled with IncrediblyLamePun after pun of a macabre nature. The show was very influential, and helped bring along more anthology horror shows to come in the 90s 1990s and 2000s, both for adult adults and for children. The show still currently holds the distinction of being the [[LongRunner longest running]] original series ever to run on HBO.

** In "'Til Death", Margaret becomes one. A similar arch occurs in "Loved to Death." * AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: In "Cutting Cards," Reno and Sam hate each other so much that they're willing to risk life and limb (literally) for a chance to force the other to leave town forever.
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** In "'Til Death", Margaret becomes one. A similar arch occurs in "Loved to Death." Death". * AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: In "Cutting Cards," Cards", Reno and Sam hate each other so much that they're willing to risk life and limb (literally) for a chance to force the other to leave town forever.

* YouLookFamiliar: William Sadler plays Talbot in "The Man Who Was Death", [[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure The Grim Reaper]] in "The Assassin", Brayker in ''Film/DemonKnight'' and a mummy in ''Film/BordelloOfBlood''. ** Miguel Ferrer appears in prominent roles in "The Thing from the Grave" and "In the Groove", as well as having an uncredited minor role in "As Ye Sow." ** Michael Ironside has roles in both "Come the Dawn" and "The Sacrifice." ** Joey Pants appeared in both "Dig That Cat, He's Real Gone" and "Split Personality." ** Larry Drake appeared in "...And All Through The House" and "The Secret." ** Lance Henricksen appeared in both "Cutting Cards" and "Yellow." ** Character actor Roy Brocksmith appeared in a few episodes: He has a prominent role as the mad surgeon in "The Switch" and had minor roles in both "The Man Who Was Death" and "Cutting Cards" (interestingly enough, playing bartenders in both).
3rd Nov '15 8:46:22 AM eroock
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-->''Welcome, boils and ghouls!''
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-->''Welcome, ->''"Welcome, boils and ghouls!'' ghouls!"''
28th Oct '15 9:42:26 PM CaitsMeow
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** Both Reno and Sam from "Cutting Cards." Their mutual hatred is so extreme that they escalate from craps to Russian roulette to [[spoiler:"chop poker" and, finally, to something which resulted in the loss of their limbs]].
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** Both Reno and Sam from "Cutting Cards." Their mutual hatred is so extreme that they escalate from craps to Russian roulette to [[spoiler:"chop poker" and, finally, to something poker", which resulted they persist in playing until the loss two of them have lost all of their limbs]].

* Rewatch Bonus: alot of episodes have this but "Threes a crowd" bares special mention. pretty much all the dialog in the episode has a different meaning once you know the ending.
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* Rewatch Bonus: alot RewatchBonus: A number of episodes have this this, but "Threes "Three's a crowd" bares Crowd" bears special mention. pretty Pretty much all of the dialog in the episode has a different meaning once you know the ending.

* SinsOfOurFathers: The big twist of "The Surprise Party." It's pure luck that the ghosts' victim ended up being a murderous arsonist just like his father, because they make it clear they were going to exact revenge on him either way.
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* SinsOfOurFathers: The big twist of "The Surprise "Surprise Party." It's pure luck that the ghosts' victim ended up being a murderous arsonist just like his father, because they make it clear they were going to exact revenge on him either way.
3rd Jun '15 4:32:13 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* BuriedAlive: "Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone."
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* BuriedAlive: The ending of "Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone."
3rd May '15 3:29:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouLookFamiliar: William Sadler plays Talbot in "The Man Who Was Death", [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure The Grim Reaper]] in "The Assassin", Brayker in ''DemonKnight'' and a mummy in ''BordelloOfBlood''.
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* YouLookFamiliar: William Sadler plays Talbot in "The Man Who Was Death", [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure [[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure The Grim Reaper]] in "The Assassin", Brayker in ''DemonKnight'' ''Film/DemonKnight'' and a mummy in ''BordelloOfBlood''.''Film/BordelloOfBlood''.
3rd May '15 3:10:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMovie: Technically six. Two films were produced in the 1970s by Creator/AmicusProductions -- [[Film/ECComics a self-titled movie and ''The Vault of Horror'']]. (Unsurprisingly, though, this series has a loose connection to those movies.) In 1989, a CompilationMovie was put together, consisting of "The Man Who Was Death", "And All Through the House", and "Dig That Cat, He's Real Gone". Three [[ThematicSeries stand-alone franchise films]] were made in the 1990s: ''DemonKnight'', ''BordelloOfBlood'' and ''Ritual'', the last of which was released straight to video.
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* TheMovie: Technically six. Two films were produced in the 1970s by Creator/AmicusProductions -- [[Film/ECComics a self-titled movie and ''The Vault of Horror'']]. (Unsurprisingly, though, this series has a loose connection to those movies.) In 1989, a CompilationMovie was put together, consisting of "The Man Who Was Death", "And All Through the House", and "Dig That Cat, He's Real Gone". Three [[ThematicSeries stand-alone franchise films]] were made in the 1990s: ''DemonKnight'', ''BordelloOfBlood'' ''Film/DemonKnight'', ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' and ''Ritual'', the last of which was released straight to video.
29th Apr '15 10:48:42 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: Oh, so many - and sometimes they're the main character of an episode. ** Sometimes the show would turn undeserving victims from the source comics into assholes to make for less of a DownerEnding. In the original "Death of Some Salesmen" story, for instance, the main character isn't a con man and wasn't even trying to sell anything to the creepy old couple who murder him.
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* AssholeVictim: Oh, so many - and sometimes they're the [[VillainProtagonist main character character]] of an episode. ** Sometimes the show would [[AdaptationalVillainy turn undeserving victims from the source comics into assholes assholes]] to make for less of a DownerEnding. In the original "Death of Some Salesmen" story, for instance, the main character isn't a con man and wasn't even trying to sell anything to the creepy old couple who murder him.

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* AssholeVictim: Oh, so many - and sometimes they're VillainProtagonist: Most of the main character characters of an episode. ** Sometimes the show would turn undeserving victims from the source comics into assholes to make for less of a DownerEnding. In the original "Death of Some Salesmen" story, for instance, the main character isn't a con man and wasn't even trying to sell anything to the creepy old couple who murder him. each episode.
21st Apr '15 2:34:58 PM AnotherGuy
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: ''Dead Wait''. The voodoo priestess (WhoopiGoldberg) tosses away a huge, valuable black pearl, because she finds the red hair on Red's (severed) head far more valuable.
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: ''Dead Wait''. The voodoo priestess (WhoopiGoldberg) tosses away a huge, valuable black pearl, because she finds the red hair on Red's (severed) head far more valuable. Based on the [[http://d1g4sq00ps2bp3.cloudfront.net/comicart/0289_6.jpg vignette of the same name]] in ''Vault of Horror'' #23.
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