History Trivia / TalesFromTheCrypt

9th Nov '16 2:07:29 PM Sakubara
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* MarketBasedTitle: Known as "Hollywood Nightmare" in Japan most likely due to how obscure the American comics are overseas.
4th Sep '16 9:01:42 PM Tre
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* EditedForSyndication: You better believe it. FOX used to run repeats in their prime-time line-up during the mid-1990s (mostly on Saturday nights after the local news), and the series later turned up on basic cable channels, like the [[Creator/Syfy Sci-Fi Channel]] and Creator/{{AMC}}. The show on all three networks was edited for gore, sexual content, nudity, violence, explicit language, and, of course, making room for commercial breaks.

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* EditedForSyndication: You better believe it. FOX used to run repeats in their prime-time line-up during the mid-1990s (mostly on Saturday nights after the local news), and the series later turned up on basic cable channels, like the [[Creator/Syfy [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] and Creator/{{AMC}}. The show on all three networks was edited for gore, sexual content, nudity, violence, explicit language, and, of course, making room for commercial breaks.
4th Sep '16 9:01:30 PM Tre
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* EditedForSyndication: You better believe it. FOX used to run repeats in their prime-time line-up during the mid-1990s (mostly on Saturday nights after the local news), and the series later turned up on basic cable channels, like the Creator/SciFiChannel and Creator/{{AMC}}. The show on all three networks was edited for gore, sexual content, nudity, violence, explicit language, and, of course, making room for commercial breaks.

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* EditedForSyndication: You better believe it. FOX used to run repeats in their prime-time line-up during the mid-1990s (mostly on Saturday nights after the local news), and the series later turned up on basic cable channels, like the Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/Syfy Sci-Fi Channel]] and Creator/{{AMC}}. The show on all three networks was edited for gore, sexual content, nudity, violence, explicit language, and, of course, making room for commercial breaks.
18th Apr '16 11:35:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: John Kassir pulls a meta example in the episode "Oil's Well That Ends Well", wherein he plays a con man who at one point chuckles like the Crypt Keeper. [[LampshadeHanging The Crypt Keeper himself then remarks on how familiar his voice sounds.]]

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John Kassir pulls a meta example in the episode "Oil's Well That Ends Well", wherein he plays a con man who at one point chuckles like the Crypt Keeper. [[LampshadeHanging The Crypt Keeper himself then remarks on how familiar his voice sounds.]]



* PlayingAgainstType: Larry Drake built a career on playing creepy, dangerous villains (and indeed, played ''the'' [[BadSanta most creepy and dangerous villain]] in season 1's "...And All Through the House"), but in season 2's "The Secret" he plays the slightly creepy but very kindhearted butler who befriends the young main character and ultimately [[HeroicSacrifice dies trying to protect him]].

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Larry Drake built a career on playing creepy, dangerous villains (and indeed, played ''the'' [[BadSanta most creepy and dangerous villain]] in season 1's "...And All Through the House"), but in season 2's "The Secret" he plays the slightly creepy but very kindhearted butler who befriends the young main character and ultimately [[HeroicSacrifice dies trying to protect him]].



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Besides ''Film/DemonKnight'', there were plans for two more movies. ''Dead Easy'' (a New Orleans zombie romp) which would possibly have opened the following Halloween that year, and ''Body Count'' (about a documentarian who discovers his uncle's dark secret).

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Besides ''Film/DemonKnight'', there were plans for two more movies. ''Dead Easy'' (a New Orleans zombie romp) which would possibly have opened the following Halloween that year, and ''Body Count'' (about a documentarian who discovers his uncle's dark secret).



* 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''.

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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''.
18th Apr '16 11:34:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Due to the show's anthology structure and penchant for casting well-known actors as guest stars, this happens at least twice an episode. It didn't change when the show's production moved to the United Kingdom in its final season.
** Hey, It's That Guy! -- Backstage Edition: The animation for the final episode, "The Three Little Pigs", is done by the same people who did ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' and season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'': Bill Kopp and Jeff [=DeGrandis=].
*** Creator/PattyMaloney was the puppeteer for the Crypt Keeper.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Crypt Keeper was voiced by John Kassir (whom most ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' fans will recognize as Creator/CharlieAdler's replacement for Buster Bunny). In "The Third Pig", animation fans would probably recognize Creator/CamClarke as Dudley, Charlie Adler as Smokey, Creator/BradGarrett as Drinky, Creator/JimCummings as the Judge, Creator/CoreyBurton as the Chief of Police and Creator/BobcatGoldthwait as the Wolf.
** Clarke also did vocal work in "People Who Live in Brass Hearses" and "The Assassin."
3rd Nov '15 8:51:15 AM CorahsUncle
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* PlayingAgainstType: Larry Drake built a career on playing creepy, dangerous villains (and indeed, played ''the'' [[BadSanta most creepy and dangerous villain]] in season 1's "...And All Through The House"), but in season 2's "The Secret" he plays the slightly creepy but very kindhearted butler who befriends the young main character and ultimately [[HeroicSacrifice dies trying to protect him]].
** The dryly unflappable Ben Stein plays a short-tempered and verbally abusive mortuary owner in "Doctor of Horror."
** Well-known horror actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Berryman Michael Berryman]], recognized for playing mutants and monsters, plays Rupert Van Helsing (a VampireHunter) in "The Reluctant Vampire." The normally serious Berryman delivers a wonderful comic performance in that episode as well.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: John Astin in "Top Billing." His character is essentially [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]], only if he was ''really'' a dangerously AxCrazy nuthouse patient instead of just seeming like one.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Larry Drake built a career on playing creepy, dangerous villains (and indeed, played ''the'' [[BadSanta most creepy and dangerous villain]] in season 1's "...And All Through The the House"), but in season 2's "The Secret" he plays the slightly creepy but very kindhearted butler who befriends the young main character and ultimately [[HeroicSacrifice dies trying to protect him]].
** The dryly unflappable Ben Stein plays a short-tempered and verbally abusive mortuary owner in "Doctor of Horror."
Horror".
** Well-known horror actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Berryman Michael Berryman]], recognized for playing mutants and monsters, plays Rupert Van Helsing (a VampireHunter) in "The Reluctant Vampire." Vampire". The normally serious Berryman delivers a wonderful comic performance in that episode as well.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: John Astin in "Top Billing." Billing". His character is essentially [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]], only if he was ''really'' a dangerously AxCrazy nuthouse patient instead of just seeming like one.


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* 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).
31st Oct '15 5:49:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* HeyItsThatVoice: The Crypt Keeper was voiced by John Kassir (whom most ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' fans will recognize as Creator/CharlieAdler's replacement for Buster Bunny). In "The Third Pig", animation fans would probably recognize Creator/CamClarke as Dudley, Charlie Adler as Smokey, Creator/BradGarrett as Drinky, Creator/JimCummings as the Judge and Creator/BobcatGoldthwait as the Wolf.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: The Crypt Keeper was voiced by John Kassir (whom most ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' fans will recognize as Creator/CharlieAdler's replacement for Buster Bunny). In "The Third Pig", animation fans would probably recognize Creator/CamClarke as Dudley, Charlie Adler as Smokey, Creator/BradGarrett as Drinky, Creator/JimCummings as the Judge Judge, Creator/CoreyBurton as the Chief of Police and Creator/BobcatGoldthwait as the Wolf.
19th Sep '15 3:36:06 PM roman55
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** [[http://www.geocities.ws/imb210/fattuesday.html According to a rumor]], ''Dead Easy'' (retitled ''Fat Tuesday'') '''was''' finished, but due to {{executive meddl|ing}}ers who thought the film wouldn't be commercially viable, a script that called for a large African-American cast ended up being produced with a cast entirely of white actors. Out of fear that he would be branded racist, producer Joel Silver stepped in and locked the finished film away, [[Main/OldShame hoping nobody would see or hear about it.]]

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** [[http://www.geocities.ws/imb210/fattuesday.html According to a rumor]], ''Dead Easy'' (retitled ''Fat Tuesday'') '''was''' finished, but due to {{executive meddl|ing}}ers who thought the film wouldn't be commercially viable, a script that called for a large African-American cast ended up being produced with a cast entirely of white actors. Out of fear that he would be branded racist, of UnfortunateImplications, producer Joel Silver stepped in and locked the finished film away, [[Main/OldShame hoping nobody would see or hear about it.]]
28th Jul '15 6:43:32 PM falcon2484
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** In "What's Cookin'," landlord Mr. Chumley (played by Creator/MeatLoaf) gets [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow carved up and eaten]].
28th May '15 12:21:20 PM erforce
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** Creator/PeterJackson had his own pitch for a movie entry: ''TheFrighteners''. Producers deemed it as being strong enough to be released as a completely stand-alone movie.

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** Creator/PeterJackson had his own pitch for a movie entry: ''TheFrighteners''.''Film/TheFrighteners''. Producers deemed it as being strong enough to be released as a completely stand-alone movie.
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