Tale From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight

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  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.7  (25,304)
  • 48

"Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight" is a 1995 horror-comedy film that stars Billy Zane, William Sadler, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The movie is directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, and produced by Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis. The film takes place in a small desert town where a group of strangers are brought together in a church-turned-hotel for shelter from a series of supernatural events. The key to their survival lies in the hands of Brayker (played by Sadler), an enigmatic drifter who possesses a mystic key that can protect humanity from a demon named The Collector (played by Zane).

As the night progresses, the visitors are terrorized by The Collector and his demonic minions who relentlessly hunt for the key. In order to survive, the group must band together and fight back against the evil forces hell-bent on destroying them.

The film offers a unique blend of humor and horror, seamlessly weaving together elements of comedy, action, and terror to create an experience that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. As the night goes on, the characters become more complex, with their interactions shifting from hostility to camaraderie as they struggle to survive.

Billy Zane steals the show as the suave and sinister Collector, bringing a charming, devilish energy to the role. His charisma and menace are perfectly balanced, and he creates a villain that is both loathsome and captivating.

William Sadler is equally impressive as Brayker, the protagonist of the film. He brings a quiet intensity to the role, never overplaying his hand, but delivering a layered and nuanced performance, creating a character that is heroic and relatable.

Jada Pinkett Smith rounds out the leading cast with her portrayal of Jeryline, a tough and no-nonsense survivor who quickly becomes a key player in the fight against the demon horde. Smith's performance is fierce and focused, providing a powerful representation of female strength and resilience.

The film's special effects are also noteworthy, with the makeup and creature effects delivering a potent mix of gore and terror. The demonic minions are particularly impressive, with their distorted faces and unnatural movements creating a sense of unease that lingers long after the credits have rolled.

Overall, "Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight" is a fun and entertaining horror-comedy that delivers on both the scares and the laughs. The film's strong performances, unique premise, and blend of genres make it a worthy addition to any horror fan's collection.

Tale From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight is a 1995 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 48.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    6.7  (25,304)
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