Tales from the Crypt Episode 81: Fatal Caper

Tales from the Crypt Fatal Caper

General Information Director: Bob Hoskins Writers: Colman deKay, A L Katz, and Gilbert Adler Cast: Natasha Richardson, Bob Hoskins, Greg Wise, Leslie Phillips, James Saxon, John Kassir, and Kimberly Cowell Composer: Jay Ferguson Air Date: 4/19/1996   Overview Before dying of a heart condition, Mycroft Amberson (Leslie Phillips) adds the following stipulation to his will: […]

The Return of Dracula (1958)

Return of Dracula

General Information Director: Paul Landres Writer: Pat Fielder Cast: Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn, John Wengraf, Virginia Vincent, Gage Clarke, Jimmy Baird, Greta Granstedt, and Enid Yousen Composer: Gerald Fried Release Date: 4/1958 MPAA Rating: PG   Overview Traveling from the Balkans to a small community in California, Count Dracula (Francis Lederer)—assuming the identity […]

The Invisible Boy (1957)

The Invisible Boy

General Information Director: Herman Hoffman Writer: Cyril Hume Cast: Richard Eyer, Philip Abbott, Diane Brewster, Harold J. Stone, Robert H. Harris, Dennis McCarthy, Alexander Lockwood, John O’Malley, and Robby the Robot Composer: Les Baxter Release Date: 10/1957 MPAA Rating: G   Overview With the help of a supercomputer, scientist Tom Merrinoe (Philip Abbott) succeeds in […]

Tales from the Crypt Episode 80: You, Murderer

Tales from the Crypt You Murderer

General Information Director: Robert Zemeckis Writers: A L Katz and Gilbert Adler Cast: Humphrey Bogart, John Lithgow, Isabella Rossellini, Sherilyn Fenn, Robert Sacchi, John Kassir, Julie Ariola, Carl Gilliard, and Jose Rey Composer: Alan Silvestri Air Date: 1/25/1995   Overview Undergoing plastic surgery to resemble Humphrey Bogart, criminal Lou Spinelli establishes a new life for […]

The Vampire (1957)

The Vampire 1957

General Information Director: Paul Landres Writer: Pat Fielder Cast: John Beal, Coleen Gray, Kenneth Tobey, Lydia Reed, Dabbs Greer, Herb Vigran, Paul Brinegar, Ann Staunton, and James Griffith Composer: Gerald Fried Release Date: 6/1957 MPAA Rating: PG   Overview Synthesizing a drug from the blood of bats, Dr. Matthew Campbell succeeds in returning the human […]

The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

The Monster That Challenged the World

General Information Director: Arnold Laven Writer: Pat Fielder Cast: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow, Casey Adams, Harlan Warde, Gordon Jones, Mimi Gibson, Marjorie Stapp, Jody McCrea, and Eileen Harley Composer: Heinz Roemheld Release Date: 6/1957 MPAA Rating: G   Overview Following an earthquake in the Salton Sea, giant mollusks begin terrorizing the […]

Tales from the Crypt Episode 79: 99 & 44/100 Pure Horror

Tales from the Crypt 99 &44/100 Pure Horror

General Information Director: Rodman Flender Writer: Rodman Flender Cast: Bruce Davison, Christi Conaway, Darin Heames, Kelly Coffield, Ricky Dean Logan, John Kassir, and Rodman Flender Composer: Jay Ferguson Air Date: 1/18/1995   Overview After the failure of his latest marketing campaign, Luden Sandelton (Bruce Davison)—president of a soap manufacturing company—is left with no choice but […]

The Giant Claw (1957)

The Giant Claw

General Information Director: Fred F. Sears Writers: Samuel Newman and Paul Gangelin Cast: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Louis D. Merrill, Edgar Barrier, Robert Shayne, Ruell Shayne, Clark Howat, and Morgan Jones Composer: Mischa Bakaleinikoff Release Date: 6/1957 MPAA Rating: Not Rated   Overview Spotting a UFO, electronics engineer Mitch MacAfee (Jeff Morrow) reports […]

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

20 Million Miles to Earth

General Information Director: Nathan Juran Writers: Bob Williams and Christopher Knopf Cast: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, John Zaremba, Thomas B. Henry, Tito Vuolo, Jan Arvan, Arthur Space, and Bart Bradley Composer: Mischa Bakaleinikoff Release Date: 6/1957 MPAA Rating: Not Rated   Overview After a spaceship crash-lands near the coast of Sicily, a lifeform […]

Tales from the Crypt Episode 78: Comes the Dawn

Tales from the Crypt Comes the Dawn

General Information Director: John Herzfeld Writer: Scott Nimerfro Cast: Bruce Payne, Vivian Wu, Susan Tyrrell, Michael Ironside, John Kassir, and Kaitlyn Walker Composer: Frank Becker Air Date: 1/11/1995   Overview Visiting the Alaskan wilderness, former U.S. Army soldiers Parker (Bruce Payne) and Colonel Burrows (Michael Ironside) enlist the aid of Jeri Drumbeater (Vivian Wu)—a Gulf […]