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: Richard Greene, Joan Collins, Patrick Magee, Ian Hendry, Roy Dotrice, Peter Cushing
  • 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 Marley

    Marley

    Kevin Macdonald directs a documentary about the life of one of the world's most iconic musicians, Bob Marley

  • Film4 Gone Too Far

    Gone Too Far

    Two estranged teenage brothers, one who grew up in Nigeria and one who frew up in Peckham, meet for the first time and struggle to accept each other

    On Film4: 10 Jul 11:10PM

  • Film4 Gone Too Far

    Gone Too Far on Film4

    A day in the lives of several young Black people who live on a South London estate, including two estranged brothers who grew up on opposite sides of the world in this adaptation of an Olivier award-winning play on Film4

  • Film4 On The Road

    On The Road on Film4

    Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart star as Sal Paradise, Dean Moriarty and Marylou in this starry, Film4-backed adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal beat novel.

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

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

or Register

Share