Who here has watched the show before? Did you watch it when it aired on HBO? Or did you watch it on dvd?
I have the entire collection on dvd. It's a present I got for my birthday. I just recently binge watched the first season of the show.
The Man Who Was Death (episode 1)
- A prison executioner named Niles Talbot is laid off from his job and begins administering his own style of justice to acquitted murder suspects.
And All Through the House (episode 2)
- A greedy philandering wife kills her second husband for his insurance money. Upon getting rid of the money, she is unexpectedly attacked by a hideous escaped mental patient dressed as Santa Claus who has been going around killing women. She soon realizes that her own young daughter is in complete danger from within the horrific situation.
Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone (episode 3)
- A carnival daredevil is buried alive for his grande finale. Through flashbacks, he tells the viewers on how he was formerly a homeless man who has undergone a doctor's experiment in order to transfer a cat's nine lives to him. He suddenly remembers that he forgot that he only has eight lives, because the cat had to die the first time.
Only Sin Deep (episode 4)
- A young self-obsessed prostitute "sells" her looks to a voodoo-dabbling pawnbroker so that she can use the money in order to snag a rich bachelor, but she soon regrets it four months later when her own face begins to shockingly and unexpectedly age at an accelerated rate.
Lover Come Hack to Me (episode 5)
- A newlywed couple retreats to the mansion of the wife's aunt in which the husband plans to kill her for her inheritance, but he soon learns that his wife's family has a dark past and that the wife herself is not who she seems to be.
Collection Completed (episode 6)
- An uptight elderly man retires and soon discovers his wife's obsession with adopting animals into their home, leading him to use the animals for a hobby of his own.
All episode were actually taken from the 1950's EC comics Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. Some episodes got a little too campy for me, but overall I love the whole series. And All Through the House is a great one for Christmas. It's great in the 1972 Tales movie as well, you should check that out too. Tales from the Crypt from 1972 and The Vault of Horror from 1973 are both great movies. If you like anthologies and the Tales TV show, I think you'd love them.
Yeah, I saw those, however, I noticed that the video for each wouldn't play anymore because someone took them down. I haven't started season 2 yet. I have to just work in a few episodes here and there whenever I'm away from work.
I didn't know there were movies as well. I'll have to find them to add them to my collection. That may be something I get sometime before Halloween of next year so that I'll have something to watch whenever Halloween roles around.
Really great series with some great stories. Awesome show and the Cryptkeeper is a great host. Love how his character would adapt to fit the story that night. Heck, I used to watch Tales from the Cryptkeeper with my kids and we liked that show too, lol.
Post by MacReadyOrNot on Jan 30, 2020 10:46:17 GMT -5
I loved this series growing up. I don't know what life would have been like had my parents been real strict about what I watched, but I know I would have missed out on such awesomeness as a kid. So thankful I didn't though.
I love EC Comics and I love the original movie with Peter Cushing. William Gaines, who created the comic, also brought us MAD Magazine.
I like the two movies based from this series as well, Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood. Demon Knight is better, but I love me some Angie Everhart.
Watched some of the cartoon series as well, which wasn't half bad.
My favorite season of the show has to be either Season 2 or 4.
Favorite episode from seasons 1-4 (I have to rewatch 5-7): Season 1 - Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone
Season 2 - Television Terror
Season 3 - Abra Cadaver
Season 4 - Seance
Windows: "Childs, what if we're wrong about him?!" Childs: "Well then we're wrong!"