Tales From the Cryptkeeper

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1993
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (1,535)

Tales From the Cryptkeeper was an animated television series that aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999. It was a spin-off from the popular horror series, Tales From the Crypt. The show was hosted by the Cryptkeeper, voiced by John Kassir, who served as a guide to a variety of spooky and supernatural stories. Each episode featured two stories, typically adapted from various horror comics.

The animation style of the show was reminiscent of the original Tales From the Crypt comics. The characters were exaggerated and stylized, and the colors were vibrant and bold. The show also featured lots of spooky music and sound effects to enhance the horror atmosphere.

Despite being a show aimed at children, Tales From the Cryptkeeper did not shy away from gruesome imagery and dark themes. The stories often featured monsters and other supernatural beings, as well as themes of revenge and betrayal.

Many of the episodes also had a moral lesson, with the Cryptkeeper often breaking the fourth wall to address the audience directly and emphasize the lesson of the story.

In addition to John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper, the show also featured voice work from Elizabeth Hanna and David Hemblen.

Hanna played the role of Irma and her ghostly alter ego, Dot. Dot was a friendly ghost who often assisted the protagonists of the show, while Irma was a more sinister character who would occasionally cause trouble.

David Hemblen voiced the character of Dr. Hadley, a mad scientist and frequent antagonist of the show. Dr. Hadley was always coming up with crazy schemes and inventions, which often went awry and caused chaos for the other characters.

Overall, Tales From the Cryptkeeper was a fun and spooky animated series that blended horror with humor and morality. Its unique animation style and unforgettable host made it a favorite among children of the 90s, and it remains a beloved classic for horror fans of all ages.

Tales From the Cryptkeeper is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (51 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 1993.

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Competitive Spirit
13. Competitive Spirit
October 1, 1993
Vincent will stop at nothing to win.
Unpopular Mechanics
12. Unpopular Mechanics
October 1, 1993
Randall loves to invent things, even if it means destroying other people's belongings.
It's For You
11. It's For You
October 1, 1993
Gary is like any other 14-year old boy yearning for some privacy.
Town Gathering
10. Town Gathering
October 1, 1993
Fourteen year old Erin has little else to do in her small town than to make up stories. She has developed quite the reputation for crying wolf.
Imaginary Friend
9. Imaginary Friend
October 1, 1993
When Eight-year-old Mary Anne moves to a new neighborhood, she meets two boys who don't know the meaning of kindness.
So Very Attractive
7. So Very Attractive
October 1, 1993
Fourteen year old Julia is obsessed with being beautiful.
All Booked Up
6. All Booked Up
October 1, 1993
Thirteen year old Greg Davis hates books. He hates looking at them, he hates hearing about them, but most of all, he hates reading them.
Trouble in Store
5. Trouble in Store
October 1, 1993
Best friends Derek and Rob love new things. They'll go to any means to get them, even stealing!
Waste Not, Haunt Not
4. Waste Not, Haunt Not
October 1, 1993
Richard and his younger brother Stephen, are willing to try anything to design the winning Science Fair project.
Monster's Ate My Homework
3. Monster's Ate My Homework
October 1, 1993
Evan Wagner will do anything to get out of doing his homework, including lie to his teacher.
Too Cool For School
2. Too Cool For School
October 1, 1993
Junior High School friends Stephanie and Jan hate rules.
Sharon Sharalike
1. Sharon Sharalike
October 1, 1993
Selfish eight year old Shauna doesn't like to share, especially with her five year old sister Katie.
Where to Watch Tales From the Cryptkeeper
Tales From the Cryptkeeper is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tales From the Cryptkeeper on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,535)