* 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.]]
** It also wasn't uncommon for more famous directors to be alluded to in the episodes they directed. When Robert Zemeckis made "You, Murderer" using the same footage-insertion technology as he did in ''Film/ForrestGump'', the Crypt Keeper appeared as "Fearest", a slow-witted but kinder version of himself with a box of chocolates on his lap.
* EditedForSyndication: You better believe it. FOX used to run repeats in their prime-time line-up during the mid-90s (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.
* 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.
** HeyItsThatGuy -- Backstage Edition: The animation for the final episode "The Three Little Pigs" is done by the same people who did ''EekTheCat'' and season one of ''{{Toonsylvania}}'' (Bill Kopp and Jeff [=DeGrandis=]).
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Crypt Keeper was voiced by John Kassir. In "The Third Pig", animation fans would probably recognize Creator/CamClarke as Dudley, CharlieAdler as Smokey, BradGarrett as Drinky, JimCummings as the Judge and Creator/BobcatGoldthwait as the Wolf.
** Clarke also did vocal work in "People Who Live In Brass Hearses" and "The Assassin."
* 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: Jon 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.
* PromotedFanboy: John Kassir read and collected the comics when he was a kid.
* RealLifeRelative: "Lower Berth" guest stars Jeff Yagher, who is the older brother of Kevin Yagher (who not only directed said episode, but was a key person behind the Crypt Keeper's effects).
* 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).
*** ''Demon Knight'' was supposed to be the second film in the original proposed trilogy, but Creator/UniversalStudios thought it should go first because it was "the most ''Tales''-like" feature out of the three. Ironically, it ended up being the only one made.
*** [[http://www.geocities.ws/imb210/fattuesday.html According to a rumor]], ''Dead Easy'' (retitled ''Fat Tuesday'') '''was''' finished, but due to ExecutiveMeddling 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.]]
** 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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