Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

First feature film from the Tales From the Crypt team. Sadler a lone warrior holding a demonic key that evil Collector (Zane) wants. Taking refuge in a boarding house, he and the tennants fight of the Collector's demon henchmen. Campy… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Pic is neither funny enough nor scary enough to be fully satisfying as either a shocker or a spoof.

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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times

Next time out, let's hope it involves a story that can stand on its own, without having to be propped up by the Crypt Keeper's silly patter.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Basically Romero Lite, but a strong cast and capable direction by Ernest Dickerson provide it with some lift.

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Time Out

The first in a series, but standards will need to impove if it's to survive.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie isn't particularly well-paced, and I found it dull.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

If it weren't for a gleefully game cast - led by Billy Zane's over-the-top bonkers demon lord - it would be a hard movie to recommend.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Between scenes of splattering gore in which severed heads literally roll across the floor, the movie has a good time spoofing itself and a gallery of mostly sleazy characters who confront a crew of blood-thirsty demons.

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James Berardinelli

Good entertainment stretched to three times its natural length is rarely three times better, but bad entertainment dragged out that long will typically be three times worse.

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Dustin Putman

It may not be a classic or even as successful as the genuinely unsettling 1972 E.C. Comics adaptation, but now, just as in 1995, it fulfills its goal as a sardonic, blessedly unpretentious creature feature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Through the corridors and catacombs of a vacant manor, Danny Elfman's iconic theme resonates loudly to announce the arrival of another Tales from the Crypt… More
Wahida K
Coming to this Horror-Comedy. I like that skeleton cute guy. Tales from the Crypt trilogy isnt exactly a Horror. It is Comedy.
Phil Hubbs
The Crypt Keeper has always looked pretty dodgy if you ask me, a pretty bad puppet but hey its not all about him. The actual set for his crypt always looks cool… More
Emily Armstrong
I really wish Billy Zane were the villain in more movies, he's just so deliciously wicked here. I now have a massive evil-crush on him. In fact, I'd… More
Aj V
This horror movie has a good background story, but I didn't like the characters, they didn't seem to fit right or something. This movie is kind of a… More
Cindy I
This movie is completely over the top cheesy entertainment, and more fun than it has any right to be.

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