Horror movie perfection was achieved with HBO's delightful series Tales From the Crypt which is based on EC horror comic's of the 1950's. Hosted by the Crypt Keeper [voiced wonderfully by John Kassir], Tales From the Crypt's first season contained six short stories of terror, revenge and dark humor that were filled with a host of first rate character actors including William Sadler, Larry Drake, Joe Pantoliano, Lea Thompson and Audra Lindley. Put this kind of talent in the hands of legendary directors and producers [Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner and Joel Silver for starters] and you have a recipe for success. There is not a bad episode in the bunch and this series went on to enjoy seven wonderful seasons with a total of 93 episodes.
Season One includes stories about capital punishment, murder, resurrection, the quest for eternal beauty and OCD behavior. Not a bad start to one of the best horror series to ever grace the small screen. Don't miss this. It's a total home run form start to finish.
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