CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • 1972
  • 92 mins

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

About

Not to be confused with the recent spate of low-rent, American Tales From the Crypt movies, this 1972 version offers a fun excuse to watch a bunch of British acting royalty (Collins, Cushing, Ralph Richardson) letting their hair down for a portmanteau of scary stories. Five people on a tour of a spooky tomb find themselves at the mercy of the crypt keeper (Richardson) who individually shows the quintet the fates that await them.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Peter Cushing, Ian Hendry, Richard Greene, Roy Dotrice, Patrick Magee, Joan Collins
  • Director: Freddie Francis
  • Writer: Milton Subotsky
  • Producer: Milton Subotsky, Max Rosenberg
  • Photographer: Norman Warwick

In a nutshell

The tales vary on the fright front, with highlights including Collins as a psychotic housewife, horror menace Cushing on the receiving end for once, and a genuinely surprising ending.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander star in Alex Garland's directorial debut

  • Film4 Letter To Elia

    A Letter To Elia

    Martin Scorsese narrates and co-directs a documentary on the late filmmaker Elia Kazan

    On Film4: 20 Apr 2:50AM

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Four films announced for Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2014

    Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House celebrates its 10th anniversary this August with 14 nights of open-air screenings Celebrating ten years of classic, cult, and contemporary films in its open-ai

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Frank: a Twitter prequel

    Commissioning Executive Anna Higgs on creating a prequel to Lenny Abrahamson┬┐s Frank via the most natural storytelling medium possible for the character involved: Twitter The @JonBurroughs83 Twitter

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share