TALES FROM THE CRYPT
Another look at the first EC horror comics movie
To mark the 40th year of Amicus Films' Tales From The Crypt, I watched the recently released Australian blu-ray, a very welcome HD upgrade. With so many darkly-lit horror films, there's sometimes 'picture lag' on DVD, where the shadows and darker areas freeze and shift, moving differently to the lighter foreground. Probably a combination of DVD compression and viewing it on an LCD screen, made even more noticeable by a larger screen-size. Blu-ray lessens the problems with its higher storage capacity.
|Roy Ashton make-up study|
|The dead walks!|
|Late 1970s TV Times clipping|
|Publicity foldout, and the original paperback novelisation|
|What a knight for a Crypt Keeper...|
|Australian Blu-ray, but the title heading is from the TV series|
More lobby cards, more facts, more of a review about Tales From The Crypt in Black Hole Movies here
|The 1964 Ballantine reprint|
More about Grimsdyke's simple but effective make-up on the Peter Cushing blogspot and Grimsdyke rises again (publicity photo)...
|Tales from the Crypt is uncut on DVD in the US and UK|
Tales From the Crypt on DVD in the USA, double-bill with Vault of Horror
|1972 Jack Oleck novelisation, back cover|