Tales from the Crypt (TV Series 1989–1996) Poster



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Spun-off from 


Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993) (TV Series)
Perversions of Science (1997) (TV Series)
Ritual (2002)
Spin off from the series

Referenced in 

ALF: It's My Party (1989) (TV Episode)
Lynn refers to the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow imitates the Crypt Keeper.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Against the Moon Men (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow (imitating the Crypt Keeper): "Welcome to the crypt. I've got a bone to pick with you."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
Servo: Tonight on Tales from Lucy's Crypt.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) (TV Episode)
"Tonight from the Crypt"
Cheers: One for the Road (1993) (TV Episode)
Reed mentions writing an episode for the show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
"Hello Kiddies"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow mentions the Crypt Keeper.
Casper (1995)
The Cryptkeeper makes a cameo appearance.
Beavis and Butt-Head: To the Rescue (1995) (TV Episode)
Beavis talks about the 'Tales from the Crypt' show and the character of the Crypt Keeper during one of the music video segments.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
"Maybe he's going to vist the Cryptkeeper while he's there!"
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "Tales from the Vet"
Tales from the Crypt: Confession (1996) (TV Episode)
The suspect, Evans, jadedly says he worked on the show before it got canceled but they changed all of his scripts.
Bordello of Blood (1996)
mentioned by Rafe
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (1997) (TV Episode)
The Master opens his book in the same manner as the Crypt Keeper.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "They whacked the Crypt Keeper!"
Van-pires: Tailpipes from the Crypt (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned a few times
The Mummy (1999)
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 2 (2001) (Video)
Hollywood "Chuck" Hogan wears a Crypt Keeper mask.
How to Make a Monster (2001) (TV Movie)
"Tales from the Crypt" pinball game seen
Off Centre: The Good, the Bad and the Lazy (2002) (TV Episode)
Euan remarks that Brooks' father looks like The Cryptkeeper.
Frasier: Tales from the Crypt (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Freaky Friday (2003)
Unscripted: Episode #1.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Bryan refers to himself as the Cryptkeeper
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV Movie)
The intro features John Kassir cackling, which is exactly what he did in the intro to TFTC.
The Simpsons: The Italian Bob (2005) (TV Episode)
Mr. Burns is called the Crypt Keeper
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.80 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Michael J. Fox" category
Monster House (2006)
Crypt Keeper costume mentioned.
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
on Fangoria magazine cover in Jeff's room
Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/Avril Lavigne (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies (2008) (TV Special)
Crypt Keeper mentioned by Dana.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Nostalgia Critic: Snick (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic says that "Are You Afraid of the Dark" is a kid-friendly version of "Tales From the Crypt".
The WorSub Films Variety Hour (2009) (Video)
The opening of the Halloween special is an homage to the opening credits of Tales from the Crypt TV series.
Legend of the Bog (2009)
two people are called Mr. and Mrs. Crypt Keeper after they tell a scary story
Sonny with a Chance: Tales from the Prop House (2009) (TV Episode)
Episode title is refers to Tales from the Crypt.
Special When Lit (2009)
A Tales from the Crypt pinball game was shown.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor (2009) (TV Episode)
James Carville refers to himself as 'The Cryptkeeper'
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: Tobe Hooper (2010) (TV Episode)
Garris mentions that Hooper did an episode of the show
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Scared to Death (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira uses the Cryptkeeper's phrase "boils and ghouls."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Amazing Fantasy #15 (2010) (TV Episode)
"My life has become an episode of 'Tales from the Crypt'!"
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Carpenter (2011) (TV Episode)
Garris says Body Bags is showtime's answer to this show
80's Dan: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
Dolly refers to Goosebumps as "'Tales from the Crypt' but for the sheltered."
American Dad!: Stanny Tendergrass (2012) (TV Episode)
Roger looks like the Crypt Keeper during the opening credits
Detentionaire: Tales from Decrypt (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference.
The Comix Scrutinizer: The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (2014) (TV Episode)
Scrutinizer says a pun is so bad, that it could have been a Crypt Keeper line
Mom: Sonograms and Tube Tops (2014) (TV Episode)
In the flash forward segment, Christy calls the elderly Bonnie "the crypt keeper".
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
The Crypt Keeper is one of the influences of Roger's personality
Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
Title seen on shirt
Gravity Falls: Little Gift Shop of Horrors (2014) (TV Episode)
Intro sequence and title typography.
Arrow: The Calm (2014) (TV Episode)
Count Vertigo whistles the theme to Tales from the Crypt while setting the bomb during the boxing match.
Unfinished Business (2015)
Crypt Keeper mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Jupiter Ascending (2015) (TV Episode)
"We have naked Cryptkeepers climbing the walls..."
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Atari refers to a character looking like the Cryptkeeper
The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy (2016) (Video Game)
The Crypt Keeper's head was seen at the wax museum workshop.
Supernatural: Hell's Angel (2016) (TV Episode)
Crypt Keeper mentioned
The Cinema Snob: The Identical (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob refers to old Reese as the Cryptkeeper.
Nostalgia Critic: The THIRD Animated Titanic Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
"He sounds like the Cryptkeeper if he were choking on Gollum."
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.30 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Horror TV" category
Hawaii Five-0: Ka hale ho 'okauweli (2016) (TV Episode)
Danny Williams tells Steve McGarrett: "It's Halloween. And, uh, you are telling me this ghost story that you probably stole from 'Tales from the Crypt' or 'Haunted Lives' or something like that. And it is your attempt, your weak attempt, to try and frighten me, which It's not gonna work, 'cause I don't frighten easily."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow (as the Crypt Keeper): "Hello, boys and ghouls!"
Rick and Morty: The Ricklantis Mixup (2017) (TV Episode)
Tales From The Citadel is a title reference to this show
Demonic Film Reviews: Demon Knight (1995) - Review (2017) (TV Episode)
TV Series is Mentioned.
Ash vs Evil Dead: Tales from the Rift (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Half in the Bag: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (TV Episode)
Jay says one of Thanos sons in Infinity War looks like the Crypt Keeper
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Pete Davidson/Mary Lynn Rajskub/Zainab Johnson/Ben Sesar (2018) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the Crypt Keeper and shows a still in A Closer Look
Best of the Worst: Carnivore, HauntedWeen, and Black Roses (2018) (TV Episode)
Rich says that HauntedWeen would've worked better as an episode of Tales from the Crypt.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Stanley Tucci/Kate Bolduan/Pale Waves/Caitlin Kalafus (2018) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the Crypt Keeper and does an impression
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Mac and Me (2018) (TV Episode)
Crow (as the crypt keeper): "Tomorrow, we'll go for a ride in a squeal chair!"

Featured in 

Tales from the Crypt: Spoiled (1991) (TV Episode)
The opening sequence of the series can be seen when Abel first repairs the upstairs cable box.
Ricochet (1991)
The episode 'Lover Come Hack to Me' is playing on a TV in Odessa's drug lab
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Horror i tegneserier (1992) (TV Episode)
VHS compilation entitled Tales from the Crypt Vol. 2 reviewed + footage used
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt (1995) (Short)
Clips from various episodes shown.
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) (TV Series)
Footage from this TV show is featured.
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1994 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show is featured.
Tales from the Crypt: Season II Shockumentary (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown.
Tales from the Crypt: Stars of Season 4 (2006) (Video)
Clips are shown.
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #7: Old Witch and Vault Keeper (2009) (TV Episode)
clips from this show are featured
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Robert Englund mentions it. Also, footage of this television series is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror TV Shows (2014) (TV Episode)
Tales from the Crypt is #6.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 TV Show Intros (2015) (TV Episode)
intro takes a #2
Atop the Fourth Wall: Blackest Night #1-8 (2016) (TV Episode)
The Cryptkeeper is seen after he's mentioned in the comic
WatchMojo: Top 10 Supernatural TV Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Tales from the Crypt gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Tiny Toon Adventures: Toons from the Crypt (1992) (TV Episode)
The episode's title is a reference to the TV series, as is the wraparound story with Buster as the Cryptkeeper
VeggieTales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (1993) (Video)
part of the movie is "Tales from the Crisper"
Muppets Tonight: Garth Brooks (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tales from the Vet"
Muppets Tonight: John Goodman (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tales from the Vet"
En los limites de lo inverosimil (1996) (Video)
Terrors from the Clit (1998) (Video)
Terrors from the Clit 2 (2000) (Video)
Spoofs Cryptkeeper host character, horror anthology format, horror comic-book pulp style, title etc.
Tales from the Crapper (2004) (Video)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) (TV Episode)
opening sequence parodys it
VeggieTales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella (2009) (Video)
A poster in the villain's lair spoofs this title. "Tales From the Crisper."
American Dad!: 100 A.D. (2010) (TV Episode)
During the episode introduction, Roger is drawn to resemble the Crypt Keeper. He also laughs like the Crypt Keeper
Robot Chicken: Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
spoofed in "Friend of the Cryptkeeper" segment
Mad: Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy (2011) (TV Episode)
VeggieTales from the Crypt is a spoof of this show.
Robot Chicken: Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Robot Chicken: El Skeletorito (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Lucas Bros Moving Co: Tales from the Hoodie (2014) (TV Episode)
Crypt keeper character
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Wayne Coyne Wears a Halloween Costume (2014) (TV Episode)
The Book Keeper
Robot Chicken: Yogurt in a Bag (2016) (TV Episode)
Crypt Keeper skit
American Horror Story: Traitor (2018) (TV Episode)
The killer santa claus scene is also a spoof of the "Tales from the Crypt" episode "And All Though the House" directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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