December 6, 2016

Holiday Horror: Tales From the Crypt, And All Through the House

We've recently picked up a few seasons of Tales From the Crypt and have been quickly watching through them. Both Tim and I watched the show when it originally aired but hadn't revisited it since, so we weren't really sure if we were in for a dashing of our nostalgia or a treat from our past. But not only is it really great mindless fun, but there's ton of talented people that worked on the show on both sides of the camera. Not so surprising when you see the executive producers were Robert Zemekis, Joel Silver, David Giler, Richard Donner and Walter Hill. That team had a hell of a rolodex to pull from at that time. There are episodes directed by actors (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks), there's an episode where Tim Curry plays three different characters, Whoopi Goldberg hangs out with the Crypt Keeper after the episode she's in ends (the only time that happens so far), the whole series is packed with strange, fun, and cheesy surprises!

In the first season there's a great episode that perfectly fits this months theme: And All Through the House. The screenplay was written by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, Monster Squad) and directed by Robert Zemekis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Back to the Future) and you can watch the whole thing on youtube! Grab a candy cane, suck it into a point, and enjoy:


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