October has come to an end and so has our blogathon, I’d like to thank everyone who joined in this month, it’s been a lot of fun seeing everyone’s reactions to the show, both from those who loved the show and picked a favorite episode to talk about as well as those who were brand new to the show and had some mixed results on their first episodes. But here you can look through all the episodes that we covered and check up on any that you missed. You can also check through all of our contributor’s own sites if you liked what you read here. I hope you had a safe and happy Halloween and hopefully we’ll do this again next year!
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Happy Halloween kiddies! Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat here with our final day of the 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt. It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s time for it to end. But instead of just looking at a single episode, I’m taking a look at a full 10 episodes. These 10 episodes are ones that have names that are quite similar even if the stories themselves don’t quite match up. They are ranked based on how similar their names are to each other. A couple have already been looked at earlier this month, but that’s ok. Hope you enjoy!
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Good morning creepies! Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat with our final ghost blogger of the season before I wrap things up on our final day tomorrow as this is our 30th day of our 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt. It brings me no great pleasure to introduce Jay Cluitt as he has the sickly named site Life vs. Film when he has obviously overlooked the much superior Death vs. Film which would be much more interesting from my point of view. But anyway, at his site he is going through various lists of the best movies of all time, from a cinephile’s perspective where he decides if it’s worth watching, or if you should spend your time living your life in various other ways. Today he’s looking at an episode that some have said is one of the best from the series, and it includes Tim Curry playing triple roles under heavy makeup. It also includes one of the most bizarre sex scenes you’ll ever have the pleasure of seeing on top of having the Death of Some Salesman.
Episode Title: The Death of Some Salesman
Original Airdate: 10-2-93
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We’re almost at the end of our run kiddies, but Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat is here once again to introduce yet another guest blogger for day 29 of our 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt. He’s Markus who runs his site called The Marckoguy who tends to have a similar penchant for superhero movies that I do, but also mixes it up with plenty of classics and some current movies as well. Interestingly enough, I didn’t even realize until today that we had a Michael Ironside double feature as he also appeared in yesterday’s Comes the Dawn. As Markus was a Tales From the Crypt virgin, I had a few suggestions of some of my favorites, watching television isn’t always fun and games, sometimes you have a little fun, and sometimes it doesn’t always turn out quite the way you want it to and you just have to make The Sacrifice.
Episode Title: The Sacrifice
Original Airdate: 5-15-90
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Greetings earwigs and earworms, Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat with another special treat for you today on day 28 of our 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt. We have something for you to listen to instead of just read as I join our own Elwood Jones as well as Daniel Lackey for their new podcast venture TV Good, Sleep Bad where each month they take a look at a couple episodes of cult television. This is only the third episode, but I think they’re off to a great start and they will also be sharing their episodes here on this site so if you like what you hear then come back every month for a new episode. Here we get a little bit animated as we discuss the pilot of the animated spin-off series Tales From the Cryptkeeper as well as a chilling episode that may or may not have inspired 30 Days of Night where it’s not for over a month before it Comes the Dawn.
Episode Titles: Comes the Dawn & While The Cat’s Away
Original Airdates: 1-11-95 & 9-18-93
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Greetings ghosts and goblins, this is Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat here once again for day 27 of our fantabulous feast of the faithful fans featuring another fable from our favorite show Tales From the Crypt. Today’s fearless female is Kristen Lopez from her site Journeys in Classic Film where as you might expect, she has been taking a journey in classic film, tackling mainly classic Hollywood from the 40’s through the 70’s along with the occasional dip backwards or forwards as she sees fit, including many trips to the Disney vault where she may or may not find some of my old fiendish friends tucked away in a dusty corner. But today she is looking at what could be called the Goonies of the show since it does, in fact, include one of the Goonies himself as well as a boy who would soon meet world, or at least be friends with a boy who would meet world for a few episodes before he grows up step by step. This is also one of the most misread episode titles as it does not refer to a room, or parlor, but instead refers to the paleness of the skin which is often associated with death, or you might say an Undertaking Palor.
Episode Title: Undertaking Palor
Original Airdate: 7-24-91
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Hello again kiddos, Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat with another episode from myself as I continue on through my own slow, mini-journey through the fifth season of the show. This was another episode that I had never seen, yet it includes the likes of Bill Paxton and voice of Chucky Brad Dourif. Nothing like a little doll to bring out the Halloween spirit, or maybe some iScream to jam to. Butter this is more like Of Mice and Men and Murder. But then again, you know what they say about throwing glass if you’re People Who Live in Brass Hearses.
Episode Title: People Who Live in Brass Hearses
Original Airdate: 10-13-93
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Greetings ghouls and gargoyles, this is Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat back once again for day 25 of our 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt. Today’s episode is brought to you by the Vern from Vern’s Video Vortex and The As You Watch Podcast where on the site he takes a look at films from the new to the trash bin and is always a blast to listen to on his podcast with a bunch of other people. But today he’s going back almost all the way back to the beginning, to one of the first season episodes, one that will get you into the spirit of the holiday. Christmas or Halloween, take your pick, it’s like the Nightmare Before Christmas in that way and not much else, just be sure to turn it up so you can hear it And All Through the House.
Episode Title: And All Through the House
Original Airdate: 6-10-89
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Greetings kiddies, we’re winding down towards the end of our 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt as we inch closer to Halloween. And on day 24 we have yet another guest to take a look at an episode of the show for you. Today we have Nick Hamden from Gorgon Reviews where he reviews mainly new releases including the crap, but does occasionally dip back a few years. Here he chose almost completely at random one of the weaker episodes of the show, and if he reads this I would recommend reading through our other days to find one of the better episodes to check out, because this episode? This’ll Kill Ya.
Episode Title: This’ll Kill Ya
Original Airdate: 6-27-92
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Cryptkeeper Bubbawheat rotting away as I bring you the 23rd entry in our 31 Days of Tales From the Crypt. Today’s victim is Matthew Stewart who can be found talking with the other pledges over at Simplistic Reviews where you can also listen to them on their podcast, or if you want you can just stalk him on Twitter. Today he’s going back to college with several other 90’s kids including Wesley Crusher and T.S. Quint during pledge week where the haunt of the night is at the House of Horrors.
Episode Title: House of Horrors
Original Airdate: 10-27-93
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