Tales From the Crypt 1972
Director: Freddie Francis Run Time: 92 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1972
Starring: Geoffrey Bayldon, Oliver MacGreevy, Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson
Nitehawk opens the vault of horror with a film that puts a little spirit into the holidays, the Amicus anthology TALES FROM THE CRYPT.
A 35mm presentation.
Tales From the Crypt adapts five stories from the EC archives (though, only two are actually Tales from the Crypt titles), all told through the frame of the Crypt Keeper telling five unfortunate souls their inevitable, grizzly fates. Hailing from all sorts of wretched walks of life (and, notably, all from privileged lifestyles), the film’s stars—including Joan Collins, Ian Hendry, Robin Phillips, Richard Greene and Nigel Patrick—have run-ins with a variety of ghoulies who teach them all harsh life lessons by brutally murdering them. And while the creepiest Santa imagery you’ll ever see is in the first segment, “And All Through the House”, there’s an Xmas spirit of redemption in all of them.
Read our blog post about TALES FROM THE CRYPT by clicking here!
Part of Nitehawk’s December NITEHAWK HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR series!