Crypt Keeper - The cackling, rotting corpse with a
morbid sense of humor who hosted the ghoulish goings-on of the occult anthology
series TALES FROM THE CRYPT/HBO/FOX/1988-95.
The Crypt Keeper character
was the master of ceremonies for tales of suspense and horror (half-hour
episodes) that were guaranteed to make you squirm.
The Crypt Keeper was designed by creature-maker Kevin Yagher and operated with
the assistance of six puppeteers among them Van Snowden (C.K.'s Head and Torso)
and Brock Winkless, (C.K.'s mouth). The creepy voice of the Crypt Keeper was
provided by actor John Kassir.
Our gruesome host also made "live" appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW, the
HORROR HALL OF FAME AWARDS, as well as the Saturday morning animated TALES FROM
THE CRYPT KEEPER/ABC/1993; and SECRETS OF THE CRYPT KEEPER'S HAUNTED HOUSE, a
children's game show produced by Goldwyn Entertainment Company that featured
bleeding graphics, virtual reality sets and a rambunctious skeleton named
Two feature films Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1994)
and Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996) were also
TRIVIA NOTE: The Crypt Keeper character can be
traced to the January 1950 issue of EC Comics Crime Patrol No.15.
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