Excellent, Without a doubt!!
Excellent but underrated film
A waste of 90 minutes of my life
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
"Tales from the Crypt" was a very good show from the first season to the third one. The 30 minute episodes contain some entertaining stories which are imaginative and well written. Sadly, it was mainly downhill from season 4 onwards. The episodes became poorly plotted and were quite difficult to follow. I was disappointed by the mediocrity that had set in as the shows potential quickly evaporated. For all of that, at least the production values for "Tales from the Crypt" are far better than average and that there are a few talented actors involved. People like Tim Curry, Timothy Dalton, Michael J. Fox, Dan Ackroyd, Kirk Douglas, Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Reeve, Leslie Phillips, Lea Thompson amongst others. The show isn't exactly subtle or thought- provoking in particular. The violence, sexual content and foul language are delivered in droves and all this reduces the overall impact. However, there is still room for a twist to the tale. "Rod Serling's Twilight Zone" and to a certain extent, "Night Gallery" demonstrate both of the above attributes. The opening credit sequence is very well done because it is quite spooky. The way the camera glides through an open gate, then entering a big front door and making its way to the crypt in question, gives the distinct impression of guiding the viewers against their will toward the creepy host of the series. I recommend "Tales from the Crypt" for its early episodes but not many others afterwards.
This is a phenomenal collection of some of the very best short-stories from the genres of horror, terror, science fiction, drama, crime, fantasy, mystery, true-life, and, others! It's all perfection in one series! Even someone who doesn't particularly like 'horror' will most likely enjoy this series.I was addicted to this series as soon as I began watching it; and, because I grew tired of it never being on cable TV of which I spend so much money on...I bought the complete DVD set! Up yours, cable TV! :PEach story is presented with a somewhat comical and childish introduction by 'The Crypt Keeper,' who lovingly grows on you; but, nevertheless, the stories herein are very well written and very well acted. This is no joke - this is a great series of great stories...tales!Plus...look at the producers behind all seven seasons of this great storytelling! People like Richard Donner ("The Omen" and "Lethal Weapon"); Walter Hill ("The Warriors" and "The Long Riders"); Joel Silver ("Die Hard" and "The Matrix"); Robert Zemekis ("Back To The Future" and "Forrest Gump"); David Giler ("Alien" and "Prometheus"); etc. Greats such as these would have never produced a series unless it was great in itself...and, this series is GREAT!I recommend this to everyone! :)
Remember all the buzz about this show when it first launched? It was supposed to be the best thing since Rod Serling. Nobody seems to remember it now, but the initial reaction from viewers was pretty cool. There was a reason for that.I won't belabor the silly, ham-bone nature of the puppet that provides the intros. I won't even comment on the grossly over-estimated contributions of "horror icons" occasionally signed on to direct an episode or two. Let's just talk about the stories.In the old days, shows like "Twilight Zone" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" gave anthology lovers interesting stories about real (as in identifiable) people in striking situations...all the ingredients for a good ride."Tales From the Crypt" was, however, a contrived camp-fest which tried too hard to be outrageous. Its scripts overstepped themselves routinely, with cartoon-like characters and situations lacking the simple ring of truth. Many entries were mind-numbing gab-fests, in which the producers took a 5-minute concept and padded it to fill the show's run time. The "big twist" in many instances tended to be so disappointing viewers kicked themselves for having endured the entire episode hoping for a payoff that just wasn't worth it.Supposedly this show is coming back to syndication, to disappoint a whole new generation. I can hardly wait to ignore it.
This was a pretty great show. The acting in this show was pretty good. Needless to say it wasn't great, but still good. My favorite actor, oddly enough was Larry Drake as the Psycho Path dressed as Santa Clause, in the episode "All through the house". A pretty damn good episode, Which involves a woman who just killed her husband, being stalked by, well, A killer wearing a Santa Clause suit. My favorite Episode of all is probably the episode called "Strung Along". This one is about an old puppeteer, who has married a younger woman that's cheating on him, he has an alter-ego named Coa-Coa, who is actually one of his puppets. Coa-Coa suspects that the wife is cheating on him, and wants to do something. This is a really great episode. The effects in this show are great. Especially the Crypt-keeper puppet. Hell, I want a f**king Crypt-keeper puppet. So in the end this was a pretty great show so check it out!