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Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) – Comic Book Based Horror That Stays Entertaining

I’m not sure why I hadn’t seen this movie before last night, as I was a fan of the Tales From the Crypt comic book and TV show, and was aware that this movie existed. Oh Well, I watched it, finally.

The story is this: there is a man being chased by Billy Zane who is either a demon or the Devil himself. Zane’s character is trying to get the seventh and final “key” that would release the demons of Hell onto Earth en mass. That key is a bottle that contains blood of certain people (starting with the blood of Christ) that are chosen to keep it, and the world safe from the evil trying to escape hell. The holder of this key/blood bottle is imbued with powers, add the blood itself can be used to destroy and to protect. 

In this movie, the most recent keeper, pursued by Zane’s character holes up in an old church converted to a hotel/hostel. Followed there, the keeper tries to protect a group that really doesn’t understand that they are really in trouble. Eventually, they figure out that the danger is real – especially when Zane punched THROUGH the head of the sheriff.

So, this movie is definitely cheezy. Heck it’s really cheezy. Who cares, though, as this is a really fun horror movie. Not an award winner in any way, shape or form, but fun.

Check out the trailer below:

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Tales From the Crypt Presents: Ritual (2001) – Potential Wasted By Not Enough Story

I wanted to like 2001’s Ritual, really. I like Tales From The Crypt, and I like Zombie Films. Unfortunately, I did not like this Tales From the Crypt Zombie Film.

Do you remember the Crypt Keeper from the 1980’s and Early 1990s? Yes? Than you would have expected the Crypt Keeper to introduce a Tales from the Crypt movie… right? Yeah, I expected that also, but guess what? No Crypt Keeper. Alright, not a great start. 

So, the story is about a Doctor, suspended from practicing medicine in the states for two years due to a decision that was forced upon her. She has accepted a position on a mansion in Jamaica, caring for a rich guy that thinks he’s being controlled by dark forces. Jamaican style Voodoo, called Obeah, is being blamed for his illness, while many believe he is just plane crazy.

This is a movie about plotting, revenge, black magic and silly people. It’s a movie where we are treated to seeing the main character’s apparently permanently erect nipple push though her blouse. It’s a movie of brothers – of family betrayal. It’s a movie 30+ minutes too long for the amount of story contained within.

This movie dragged on so long. Take about 30 minutes away and it would be okay.

I say don’t watch this film. It’s not the worst I’ve seen – hell, it’s not even close. Still, it bored me.

I can’t even find the trailer for you folks to watch – sorry. Those of you with Netflix will be able to watch it with no problems if you really feel you need to.