Tales from the Crypt

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Tales from the Crypt
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Premiere June 10, 1989
Finale July 19, 1996
Creator Joel Silver
Network HBO
Style 30-minute horror anthology
Company HBO
Tales from the Crypt Holdings
Seasons 7
Episodes 93
Origin USA

Tales from the Crypt is a classic horror/mystery series that aired from 1989 until 1996. The show was based off the EC comic book and is best known for the laugh of the storyteller, the Crypt Keeper. The show aired on HBO for 30 minutes and would feature 1 horror story (different each episode). The show was similar to The Twilight Zone in that the ending of the episodes would usually be some type of ironic twist. Although unlike The Twilight Zone, in Tales the irony usually spelt doom for main character and there was no moral message to remember.

The show inspired a few spin-offs:

Additionally, two theatrical films were released under the Tales from the Crypt banner.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
John Kassir Crypt Keeper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
HBO
Season One June 10, 1989 June 28, 1989 6
Season Two April 21, 1990 July 31, 1990 18
Season Three June 15, 1991 August 28, 1991 14
Season Four June 27, 1992 September 16, 1992 14
Season Five October 2, 1993 December 8, 1993 13
Season Six October 31, 1994 January 25, 1995 15
Season Seven April 19, 1996 July 19, 1996 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season July 12, 2005 2

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The Complete Second Season October 25, 2005 2

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The Complete Third Season March 21, 2006 3

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The Complete Fourth Season July 25, 2006 2

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The Complete Fifth Season October 31, 2006 3

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The Complete Sixth Season July 24, 2007 3

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The Complete Seventh Season October 23, 2007 3

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External Sites