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

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