Tales from the crypt #4: crypt-keeping it real


Letters from: Nelson Bridwell (future DC employee), Milton Hughes, Dick Baumann, Patrick McKernam, Emanuel Peluso, Richard Renner, Otis Barton, Roger Todahl, Ira Bankoff, Lynn Weber, J. Farmisano, Judy Albarado, Hepster Jim Moran, Bob West, Ronald Frager, Jack Laws, Danny Simons.

This story was actually based on an event Bill Elder was involved with as a kid.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Script revision by Craig Delich, formerly Al Feldstein.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Much of the story is told in flashback.

In lieu of its return, we take a look at what made this horror anthology pioneer so special, and the 15 episodes that best showcased this

There was another writer that was going to pen this piece. I had to write it though. I had to! Something had to be done to right thing wrong. So I used the powers of the Internet to find that other writer, learn their schedule, and was quickly able to murder them. Problem solved. And now with the competition out of the picture, the piece was safely mine. Not only that, the feature gained such recognition that I was even invited to a prestigious literary awards ceremony accordingly. However, when I showed up to receive my prize, I was told that it was “Cadaver of the Year,” as my head was swiftly cut off and turned into my trophy.

With news of M. Night Shyamalan’s revival of the series on TNT, we thought that we’d explore 15 of the series’ finest episodes, showing the warped morality that made this horror so much fun.

“Of course you gotta think. Thinking’s the fun part of it. Thinking about it. Thinking about what’s gonna happen. Listen to that little wheel of fortune click and turn into place when you ease back the hammer…What do you think, Sam? You gonna scream? Yeah, you will.”

Directed by: Mary Lambert; Written by: Whitney Brown, Randolph Davis, and Battle Davis; Original Air Date: June 28, 1989

“I believe in using chloroform. Doesn’t shock the system, muscles don’t tense up, and they pull away from the bones like butter.”

Letters from: Nelson Bridwell (future DC employee), Milton Hughes, Dick Baumann, Patrick McKernam, Emanuel Peluso, Richard Renner, Otis Barton, Roger Todahl, Ira Bankoff, Lynn Weber, J. Farmisano, Judy Albarado, Hepster Jim Moran, Bob West, Ronald Frager, Jack Laws, Danny Simons.

This story was actually based on an event Bill Elder was involved with as a kid.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Script revision by Craig Delich, formerly Al Feldstein.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Much of the story is told in flashback.

Letters from: Nelson Bridwell (future DC employee), Milton Hughes, Dick Baumann, Patrick McKernam, Emanuel Peluso, Richard Renner, Otis Barton, Roger Todahl, Ira Bankoff, Lynn Weber, J. Farmisano, Judy Albarado, Hepster Jim Moran, Bob West, Ronald Frager, Jack Laws, Danny Simons.

This story was actually based on an event Bill Elder was involved with as a kid.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Script revision by Craig Delich, formerly Al Feldstein.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Much of the story is told in flashback.

In lieu of its return, we take a look at what made this horror anthology pioneer so special, and the 15 episodes that best showcased this

There was another writer that was going to pen this piece. I had to write it though. I had to! Something had to be done to right thing wrong. So I used the powers of the Internet to find that other writer, learn their schedule, and was quickly able to murder them. Problem solved. And now with the competition out of the picture, the piece was safely mine. Not only that, the feature gained such recognition that I was even invited to a prestigious literary awards ceremony accordingly. However, when I showed up to receive my prize, I was told that it was “Cadaver of the Year,” as my head was swiftly cut off and turned into my trophy.

With news of M. Night Shyamalan’s revival of the series on TNT, we thought that we’d explore 15 of the series’ finest episodes, showing the warped morality that made this horror so much fun.

“Of course you gotta think. Thinking’s the fun part of it. Thinking about it. Thinking about what’s gonna happen. Listen to that little wheel of fortune click and turn into place when you ease back the hammer…What do you think, Sam? You gonna scream? Yeah, you will.”

Directed by: Mary Lambert; Written by: Whitney Brown, Randolph Davis, and Battle Davis; Original Air Date: June 28, 1989

“I believe in using chloroform. Doesn’t shock the system, muscles don’t tense up, and they pull away from the bones like butter.”

 1. The Thing From the Sea (hosted by The Crypt Keeper / by Al Feldstein : reprinted from: Tales from the Crypt (EC, 1950) #20)
 
2. End of the Search (text story reprinted from: Tales from the Crypt (EC, 1950) #20)
 
3. A Fatal Caper! (written by Al Feldstein : reprinted from: Tales from the Crypt (EC, 1950) #20)
 
4. Rx...Death! (written by Al Feldstein : reprinted from: Tales from the Crypt (EC, 1950) #20)
 
5. Impending Doom! (written by Al Feldstein : reprinted from: Tales from the Crypt (EC, 1950) #20) 

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    Letters from: Nelson Bridwell (future DC employee), Milton Hughes, Dick Baumann, Patrick McKernam, Emanuel Peluso, Richard Renner, Otis Barton, Roger Todahl, Ira Bankoff, Lynn Weber, J. Farmisano, Judy Albarado, Hepster Jim Moran, Bob West, Ronald Frager,
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