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Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Second Season
Tales from the Crypt The Complete Second Season
Actors: John Kassir, Lewis Arquette, Stefan Gierasch, Mark Rolston, Jeff Yagher
Directors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Picerni, Chris Walas, David Burton Morris, Fred Dekker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     8hr 6min

Two scary! Welcome, fiends. Back for more deadtime stories, hmm? Then settle in with these devious die-monds of die-abolical delight - all 18 uncut (but variously stabbed, electro-volted, haunted, twisted, incarcerated, in...  more »


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Actors: John Kassir, Lewis Arquette, Stefan Gierasch, Mark Rolston, Jeff Yagher
Directors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Picerni, Chris Walas, David Burton Morris, Fred Dekker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Comedy, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Home Box Office (HBO)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/25/2005
Original Release Date: 06/10/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 06/10/1989
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 8hr 6min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Oh quit your whining!
Ian Roegels | Edmond, Oklahoma | 10/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just read the reviews of morons complaining simply because the title credits aren't at the beginning of each episode. Who really cares? I usually fast forward through it anyways...same stuff I've seen over and over, and I prefer to get to the episode.

So don't let them fool you, these episodes ARE complete. We just have morons whining because there's no intro credits. Big deal! It doesn't really ruin it! And who cares why it was done!

I should also say that I'm very glad to see this series FINALLY available on dvd. It was one I watched all the time as a kid, and now it's great to own and watch again. Very highly reccomended (season 1, even if it's just 6 episodes), and I'm sure the second seasons will be great as well."
Tales From The Crypt - The Complete Second Season
Ronald L. Jones | Herndon, VA. USA | 08/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh, the horror, the horror!
The one thing that some of the user reviewers are not addressing about Tales From The Crypt is the adult nature of this former HBO presentation. There are a lot of you out there who have never seen or heard of this program, have seen sanitized versions in syndication, or have just heard whispers of the legend of its reputation as scary stuff. I am here to tell you that this is for the adults in the crowd.
There is SEX and full NUDITY in some of these episodes. There is adult language in many of these episodes that would make the cowboys in "Deadwood" blush. The gore effects - the splattered blood and the slicing and the dicing and the cutting and the chopping and the everything else you can think of - still looks like state-of-the-art horror/terror fun. And to top it all off is the fact that several of the top-level horror/fantasy/action directors, and many A/B level actors/actresses participated in making this a fantastic show with very good acting performances. I'm talking about Richard Donner, Walter Hill, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Holland, and several real surprises.
I am pro-Tales From The Crypt! If you love horror and terror tales this is the show for you. Buy it, love it, and never look back. Just be prepared for the adult content. This show WILL give young children nightmares. It would be child abuse to let a child under the age of thirteen watch the episode "All Through The House." And that is my opinion on one episode from the FIRST season.
As a fan of this kind of stuff you will be amazed when you read the credits of some of the episodes because of the who's who factor.
Have fun. Now all I need is Tales From The Darkside and Friday The Thirteenth The Series on dvd box set. Oh yea, while you are here on, type in Alfred Hitchcock Presents for one hell of a surprise!"
Oh, how i miss this show..
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I used to watch this on tv, but since they don't show it anymore, i'm glad they have the early seasons on DVD, i loved all episodes, even the ones that "weren't so scary/cheesy", they all rocked in my opinion, they don't make shows like this anymore..which is bad. Alot of great actors appear in "The Tales from The Crypt TV series" and all have eerie, interesting (or just funny) stories of the supernatural and monsters/villians. While this dvd doesn't seem to have some episodes i love, i'd still get it. It's just a good collection to have if you like campy horror stories like i do.-AmberLee

Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 06/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Cryptkeeper is back with his usual set of puns and an overall entertaining second season. Here's a quick rundown:
DEAD RIGHT: Demi Moore plays a golddigger who marries a grossly unattractive man (Jeffrey Tambor, virtually unrecognizable in all his latex) because a fortuneteller told her he's going to be a rich man and then die. Nice twist. ****
THE SWITCH: William Hickey plays a wealthy octogenarian who is obsessed with young beautiful Kelly Preston, but she wants a younger man. He doesn't tell her he's rich because he wants her to love him for himself. Hickey goes to a doctor who initiates a bodily switch with muscular Rick Rossovich, but things don't go as well as he thought and he exhausts his fortune with further surgeries. Twist is predictable but Hickey and Rossovich enjoy themselves. ***
CUTTING CARDS: Over the top story of two gamblers who go to extreme measures to outbest each other. Lance Henriksen and Kevin Tighe chew up the scenery effectively. **
TIL DEATH: D.W. MOFFET stars as a greedy land developer who'll stop at nothing to get money. Voodoo ensues. ***
THREE'S A CROWD: Effective tale of a jealous husband who can't get his wife pregnant and suspects her of having an affair with his best friend. Good performances from Gavin O'Herlihy, Ruth DeSosa and Paul Lieber. *****
THE THING FROM THE GRAVE: Nasty Miguel Ferrer murders his fiancee's photographer boyfriend (Kyle Secor) but didn't count on eternal love. Teri Hatcher is the femme fatale. ****
THE SACRIFICE: Kim Delaney sparkles as a dangerous woman who helps her lover (Kevin Kilner) bump off her rich hubby, only to find a blackmailing Michael Ironside in on their scheme. ****
FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD: Lee Arenberg is very good in this modern take on THE TELL TELL HEART as he battles his conscience while robbing a concert for a charitable cause. Katy Sagal also appears. ****
FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE: Tedious and uneffective tale of a strange girl and her love for a scarecrow. Even Patricia Arquette can't save this one. *
THE VENTRILOQUISTS DUMMY: Hilarious special effects and Don Rickles' strong performance highlight this tale of madness and murder. ****
JUDY YOU'RE NOT YOURSELF TODAY: Weird concoction saved by the delightful Carol Kane's performance as the victim of a scheming witch. ***
FITTING PUNISHMENT: Predictable and mean spirited tale of a murderous mortician and his naive nephew, given some strength from Moses Gunn's performance. **
KORMAN'S KALAMITY: Colleen Camp's over the top performance ignites this whimsical tale of a comic book writer who is finding inspiration from his fertility pills which results in bringing his murderous monsters to life. Fun. ****
LOWER BERTH: The origins of the Cryptkeeper are explained in this tale of a carnival freak show and the tragic romance between two of its stars. Jeff Yagher, the late Lewis Arquette and Mark Rolston star. ***
MUTE WITNESS TO MURDER: The best of the season features the remarkable Patricia Clarkson as a young woman who witnesses a murder and then is suddenly struck mute and horrors, when her doctor arrives, HE'S THE MURDERER. And its good old John Boy Walton (Richard Thomas), who locks Clarkson up in a looney bin. Excellent change of pace episode. *****
TELEVISION TERROR: Gruesomely funny look at how far television will go for ratings. Morton Downey Jr. is himself and he's perfect for the role of the sleazy talk show host who investigates a haunted house. ***
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER: Siamese Twins Jonathan Stark and Timothy Stack just might get separated when one falls in love with Jessica Harper. Some weird but effective humor in this one. ****
THE SECRET: Spooky tale of a young orphan who is adopted by strange parents who have a dark secret; but so does the young boy. Effective performances from Larry Drake and Grace Zabriskie. ****"