Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the four other EC Comics of the time. The show was produced by HBO with uncredited association by The Geffen Film Company and Warner Bros. Television. The series is not to be confused with the 1972 film by the same name or Tales from the Darkside, another similarly themed horror anthology series. Because it was aired on HBO, a premium cable television channel, it was one of the few anthology series to be allowed to have full freedom from censorship by network standards and practices as a result, HBO allowed the series to contain graphic violence as well as other content that had not appeared in most television series up to that time, such as profanity, gore, nudity and sexual situations, which could give the series a TV-MA rating for today's standards. The show is subsequently edited for such content when broadcast in syndication or on basic cable. While the series began production in the United States, in the final season filming moved to Britain, resulting in episodes which revolved around British characters.

Writing:
  • William Gaines

Stars:
Release Date: 1989-06-10
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
metacritic icon 8.1/10
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En | Pt
  • Runtime: 30
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Lea Thompson
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Buck Henry
Buck Henry
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Greg Wise
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Anita Morris
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Jane Horrocks
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Richard Eden
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Catherine O'Hara
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Al Hunter Ashton
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Tony Pierce
Tony Pierce
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
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Isaac Hayes
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Kirk Douglas
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John Capodice
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R. Lee Ermey
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Sam Waterston
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Kate Hodge
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John Kassir
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Steven Weber
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Dan Martin
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Brian Kerwin
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Sam Kinison
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Joseph Maher
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