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

This film, based upon the campy HBO anthology series, which itself is based upon the EC Comic series from the 1950's, deftly blends elements of horror and black comedy to tell its chilling, gory tale. The story begins in a run-down… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

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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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Lightning in a bottle.

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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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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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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
ReelViews

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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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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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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