Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tales from the Crypt (movie #84)
This movie concerns a group of people on a tour of an old mausoleum who become trapped by a creepy old guy who begins telling each of them the stories of how they will die. All the people are evil, despicable people who use and abuse those around them, and they get their comeuppance at the ends of the stories. The stories are adapted from old back issues of E.C. horror comics (Tales from the Crypt was the original comic, and the spin-off horror comics were The Vault of Horror and The Haunt of Fear...they were creepy, gory little comics where bad people did bad things and then had even worse things happen to them as a result...my morbid little kid self loved them). anyway, I like this movie. It's a little cheesy and some of the effects are silly because it's an older movie and it didn't have the benefit of modern day effects, but aside from that, the movie is cool and it's as much fun to watch as the original comics were to read.