Hello boils and ghouls! It’s time once again for another blogathon here at Channel: Superhero. And even though October is right in the middle of the new fall season, it’s still a perfect excuse to share some love of horror, and what better combination of horror, comics, and television than Tales From the Crypt? It ran on HBO for seven seasons, it was hosted by one of the most iconic horror characters, and it had a whole host of famous and pre-famous actors, writers, and directors taking a shot at a single episode. What I’d like to do here at Channel: Superhero is to take an in depth look at a different episode every single day and I need your help!
The rules are simple, I’m looking for 31 different writers to tackle a different episode from the series every day in October, or technically 29 plus me. You can tackle it however you would like, we will post it here on Channel: Superhero, but feel free to post it on your own site as well, as long as you include a link back to this site. Also, since nearly every episode has some sort of twist at the end, it would be wrong to not discuss it in some way and how well it worked compared to some of the other episodes. So yes, full spoilers for the episode. Also, no episodes will be repeated, and the movies are off limits. Also, if you want to do an episode of the cartoon spin-off Tales From the Cryptkeeper, that works for me too.
Send the post to me at Bubbawheat@msn.com along with any screenshots, and if you are posting on your site as well, schedule it for the same day, or you can reblog it if you’re on WordPress. I have a couple images below to use to help promote this event and may have some more in the weeks ahead.
Here’s a list of episodes via Wikipedia to help choose the one you want to cover. Also, most if not all of the episodes are available on YouTube in high quality if you don’t have access to the DVDs.
Here’s a list of available episodes that I would recommend if you’re new to the show, or don’t remember it very well.
S:01 E:03 – Dig That Cat, He’s Real Gone (Joey Pants!)
S:03 E:07 – The Reluctant Vampire (silly)
S:03 E:08 – Easel Kill Ya (dark)
S:04 E:07 – The New Arrival (creepy)
Thur, Oct 1: Bubbawheat – S:05 E:02 As Ye Sow
Fri, Oct 2: David Babbitt (24 Panels Per Second) S:03 E:02 Carrion Death
Sat, Oct 3: David Brook (Blueprint: Review) S:02 E:14 – Lower Berth
Sun, Oct 4: The IPC (The IPC) S:01 E:05 Lover Come Hack to Me
Mon, Oct 5: Spikor (Fat Guy With Glasses) S:01 E:01 The Man Who Was Death
Tues, Oct 6: Todd Liebenow (Forgotten Films) S:04 E:12 Strung Along
Wed, Oct 7: Andrew Wickliffe (The Stop Button) S:04 E:06 – What’s Cookin’
Thur, Oct 8: Daniel Lackey (The Nightmare Gallery) S:07 E:13 The Third Pig
Fri, Oct 9: Table 9 Mutant (Cinema Parrot Disco) S:05 E:03 Forever Ambergris
Sat, Oct 10: Wendell (Dell on Movies) S:02 E:12 Fitting Punishment
Sun, Oct 11: M. Brown (Two Dollar Cinema) S:02 E:08 – For Cryin’ Out Loud
Mon, Oct 12:Austin Shinn (A Flickering Life) S:06 E:15 You, Murderer
Tues, Oct 13:
Wed, Oct 14:Elwood Jones (From the Depths of DVD Hell) S:06 E:06 The Pit
Thur, Oct 15:
Fri, Oct 16: Nick Rehak (French Toast Sunday) S:02 E:10 The Ventriloquist’s Dummy
Sat, Oct 17:
Sun, Oct 18: Tony (Coogs Film Blog) S:03 E:14 Yellow
Mon, Oct 19: Nick Spacek (Rockstar Journalist) S:02 E:17 My Brother’s Keeper
Tues, Oct 20: Branden (Cinefessions) S:02 E:16 Television Terror
Wed, Oct 21:
Thur, Oct 22: Bernardo Villela (The Movie Rat) S:06 E:03 Whirlpool
Fri, Oct 23: Matt Stewart (Simplistic Reviews) S:05 E:07 House of Horror
Sat, Oct 24: Nick Hamden (Gorgon Reviews) S:04 E:02 This’ll Kill Ya
Sun, Oct 25: Vern (Vern’s Video Vortex) S:01 E:02 And All Through the House
Mon, Oct 26: Jason Soto (Your Face!) S:02 E:03 – Cutting Cards
Tues, Oct 27:Kristen (Journeys in Classic Film) S:03 E:09 – Undertaking Palor
Wed, Oct 28: Bubbawheat, Elwood, Lackey (TV Good, Sleep Bad) Cryptkeeper S:01 E:01 While The Cat’s Away & S:06 E:13 Comes the Dawn
Thur, Oct 29: The Marckoguy (TheMarckoguy) S:02 E:07 The Sacrifice
Fri, Oct 30: Jay Cluitt (Life vs. Film) S:05 E:01 Death of Some Salesman
Sat, Oct 31: Bubbawheat – Episode TBD
29 thoughts on “31 Days of Tales From the Crypt: Sign-ups”
Hey Bubbawheat. I will cover And All Through The House(S.1. E 2) Yellow (S. 3 E 14) and Beauty Rest (s.4. e. 5) I think those are the right ones
Great! I’ll put you down for All Through the House for now, and I’ll let you know if I start allowing two episodes per person if we fill up quick or not at all.
Not sure if my e-mail sent but i’ll cover “The Pit” S06 ep07
Sounds like fun! 🙂 Could I do Forever Ambergris? If taken, Easel Kill Ya would be my second choice. Do I pick the day too?? I’d be happy with Friday (the 9th). If not, whatever day you choose. 🙂
Sounds great, I’ve got you down with Forever Ambergris on the 9th.
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Cool! Looking forward to it. 🙂 Never did see all the episodes – only caught it every once in a while.
Can I cover Yellow for this
So I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I just now finally added Channel Superhero to my rss reader. But better late than never, right!
I wish I could take part in this Crypt-a-thon but I’m slammed at the moment. I am REALLY looking forward to reading the posts though. I was a huge fan of the show when I was a kid but I haven’t seen an episode in like 10 years so it should be interesting!
Glad to hear you’re checking us out. Now’s a great time since the new Fall season is starting soon. Sorry to hear you’re not able to join in, do you think someone else from the FTS crew would be interested alongside Jay & Nick?
I will ask around!
Haven’t watched any of these in years. There’s one episode that always stood out to me. Let me make sure I can find it before committing to it. If not, I’ll find another. Great idea!
I found it. I’ll cover “My Brother’s Keeper” – S2 Ep 17. Would Wed the 7th or Sat 10th work for you guys?
Oh no! Someone just beat you to that episode. Can you find another one to cover? And the 10th should work out just fine.
Awww man. Okay, I’ll get back to you.
Let’s try S2 Ep 12 – Fitting Punishment.
That’s a better one than Brother’s Keeper in my opinion, though less funny. You’ve got it! Thanks!
Sounds like a bucket of fun. Count me in. I’d like to book myself on the 7th episode of season 2. The one titled “Sacrifice”.
Great to hear, I’ve got you down. Is Oct 3rd a good day for you?
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Not really, I’m gonna be away at that date.
OK, what’s a good day for you?
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Anytime after the 6th October works.
I have never seen this. I guess you’ll have a big task in educating me!
Well, we’ll be covering an episode a day here in October to see what we think, or if you wanted to try one out yourself I’d be glad to have you join in.
I’d love to do What’s Cookin! for the Stop Button! Thanks for inviting me
I’m in. I’ll cover Season 4, Episode 3-On Deadman’s Chest. That was a favorite of mine.
Awesome! If you can manage one of the open spots next week that would be amazing. Just e-mail it to me when you can, Bubbawheat@msn.com
OK cool. I can still do it this week and have it ready for the next week.