* ActingForTwo: Creator/TimCurry plays an entire family in "Death of Some Salesmen."
* 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 rare 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.
** In "What's Cookin'," landlord Mr. Chumley (played by Creator/MeatLoaf) gets [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow carved up and eaten]].
* AllStarCast: Sort of the entire point. Everyone from Christopher Reeve to Ben Stein showed up at some point.
* 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.
* InMemoriam: The end of the pinball game's credits reads "In Loving Memory of William Gaines", the publisher and co-editor of the original Creator/ECComics.
* 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.
* 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 {{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 of UnfortunateImplications, 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: ''Film/TheFrighteners''. Producers deemed it as being strong enough to be released as a completely stand-alone movie.
* 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).
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