Review: Tales from the Crypt (1972)

A childhood memory of reading the “Tales from the Crypt” comics came true last night.

“TALES FROM THE CRYPT”
1972
Horror
UK

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Patrick Magee
Distributor: Scream Factory
Runtime: 83 mins
BLU RAY REGION A

 

“You were mean and cruel right from the start. Now you really have no…heart!”

Five different people gets trapped in a cavern inside the catacoms, on a guided tour. These five souls is really in a purgatory, facing a crypt keeper who reveal their doom through telling stories of their gruesome sins.

Five different short stories of greed, lust, envy, infidelity and horror. An excellent movie with “soft” horror. It’s well played, and well made. Peter Cushing is especially good in his part. It’s an atmospheric treat of my childhood memories, reading the shit out of these 50’s comics. Awesome creepfest!