Tales from the Crypt: Season 1

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Tales from the Crypt: The Complete First Season( DVD) Rest your bones, boos and ghouls, and settle in for the anthology series you've been passing away to see: the complete six-episode very first season of Tales from the Crypt! Cadaverous scream legend the Crypt Keeper hosts these ventures of fright and fun based on the classic E.C. Comics tales from back in the day-- and making use of the talents of leading filmmakers Richard Donner, Walter Hill, Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and more. Shamble up to the bar and select your toxin. Will it be an insane Santa on an individual slay ride? A male surgically implanted with as numerous lives(and deaths )as a cat? Honeymooners from hell out to fulfill the" til death do we part"vow ASAP. These and other terror-ific tales wait for in the very first season of dead-on humor and horror!]] > Here's some grisly good news for worry fans: the very first season of HBO's long-running TV horror anthology Tales from the Crypt, based on the notorious '50s-age E.C. comic books, emerges on DVD in a two-disc set that's sure to have 'em squealing(with joy, naturally ). Shepherded by a host of leading Hollywood manufacturers and directors( including Joel Silver, Richard Donner, Robert Zemeckis, and Walter Hill ), the Tales from the Crypt series combined significant talent both in front of and behind the electronic camera to give life to E.C.'s over-the-top stories of gruesome vengeance and dreadful horror. Period 1 provides six star-studded spooktaculars, including Donner's"Dig That Cat ... He's Real Gone,"with The Sopranos'Joe Pantoliano as a carnival entertainer with a propensity for enduring dreadful endings; Zemeckis's "And All Through the House,"with Larry Drake as a homicidal Santa Claus terrifying a woman who has just eliminated her hubby(this story was also adjusted in the 1972 theatrical version of Crypt); and Hill's" The Man Who Was Death, "showcasing a superior efficiency by William Sadler as a jailhouse executioner who takes the law into his own hands. Comic perfectionists may decry liberties taken by upgrading the initial stories(and present audiences may find elements in some episodes out of date, most significantly Mary Lambert's"Only Sin Deep"), however the mix of gore and black humor should keep a lot of horror heads pleased, as ought to the chattering presence of the animatronic Crypt Keeper( well-voiced by John Kassir), who acts as the show's ghost host. The two-disc set's chief additional is an intriguing documentary about the initial comics, showcasing interviews with co-editor Al Feldstein and legendary artist Jack Davis, along with directors and authors motivated by the comics like George Romero, John Carpenter, and R.L. Stine. The Crypt Keeper also weighs in with a new introduction for the DVD, along with his reminiscences of the first-season episodes, complete with a lot of behind-the-scenes production pictures. In other words, pleasurable screams are guaranteed for all.-- Paul Gaita

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