Hello kiddies, and welcome to the Crypt Keeper's dark sanctuary of scary stories to help prematurely turn our hair white. Inspired by television series like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Dark Side as well as a controversial comic book by William Gaines dating back to the s, Tales from the Crypt took the anthology format to a prestige TV level. The only recurring character was the ghoulish Crypt Keeper, whose grotesque appearance was regularly softened by the terrible puns coming from his decomposing mouth as he tied the lessons from each twisted morality tale together with dark humor. As the witching hour draws near and the haunted clock chimes midnight, here is the untold truth of Tales from the Crypt. So how did some of the America's most famous action movie directors end up behind the scenes of Tales from the Crypt? It all has to do with a little movie called Lethal Weapon. The final piece of the dark puzzle came together in when Silver was working with Robert Zemeckis on the half live-action, half-animated romp Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Zemeckis signed on as the third director, and in the summer of , the first episode of Tales from the Crypt debuted. These days it's almost expected for a TV show to feature movie stars in cameo roles or longer arcs.
Tales from the Crypt was one of the first shows to feature movie stars on TV
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Tales from the Crypt's Lethal Weapon and Roger Rabbit connections
Very few horror television shows have permeated the pop culture collective quite like the award-winning Tales from the Crypt. Premiering 30 years ago on June 10, , Tales from the Crypt delivered tales of the macabre via iconic horror host the Crypt Keeper, a tiny decayed man with long hair and a sardonic sense of humor. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its premiere, we look back at the most gruesome episodes this series had to offer. Larry Drake stars as the escaped mental patient dressed as Santa Claus, one who has a penchant for murdering women. Written by series producer A. Katz, this episode starred Christopher Reeve and Bess Armstrong, a married couple struggling to keep their unique restaurant afloat. When a drifter Judd Nelson kills their demanding landlord Meat Loaf , and suggests that the best way to dispose of the body would be to put it on the menu, suddenly business is booming again.
Relive the funniest moments that happened before the opening credits of " The Office. Watch the video. Title: Tales from the Crypt An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building. Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.