Tales From The Crypt

Here are some fascinating facts from the classic TV show Tales from The Crypt:

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  • Tales from The Crypt ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996, spanned 7 seasons and totalled 93 episodes, which made it the longest running TV series of its kind at the time.
  • John Kassir voiced the Cryptkeeper, but he also appeared as Larry in the episode Oil’s Well That Ends Well (S05E11).
  • The first series only had 6 episodes, with the rest having in between 13 and 15 episodes each.
  • Several movies spawned from episodes of the show: Demon Night, Bordello of Blood, and the lesser known Ritual. These were originally intended as a trilogy, but they didn’t pan out quite as planned.
  • The Cryptkeeper loved impersonating famous people. He was Elvis in the episode On a Deadman’s Chest (S04E03), Uncle Sam in The Bribe (S06E06), and Forrest Gump in You, Murderer (S06E16). The only personality he didn’t impersonate was Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • The only real reference to the Cryptkeeper’s origins is in the episode Lower Berth (S02E14), where he mentions that his mom was a mummy and his dad was a two-faced man.

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