Crypt Keeper Comeback?

Save us Crypt Keeper!I’ll admit that Masters of Horror was fun for the most part, but nothing could ever touch the humor and horror of HBO’s Tales From the Crypt. It had all the essentials that a genre series needs, and it lasted years; right now we’re not even sure about the final fate of Masters. Could digging up the Crypt Keeper save televised horror?

Bloody Disgusting chatted it up with voice-actor extraordinaire John Kassir, the cackling voice of the Crypt Keeper, where he gave his thoughts on the past and possible future of HBO’s Tales From the Crypt.

The comment on the series’ possible resurrection was nothing concrete or even suggestive, but Mr. Kassir does have a point that it would not be surprising “to see the franchise come back as a series like Twilight Zone came back with fresh directors and fresh stars.

Would the series work if it were brought back with a bigger budget, new stars and fresh directors? It would blow Masters of Horror out of the water probably. Maybe we’ll see another network pick up Crypt and use it to battle NBC’s Fear Itself next year? Only time will tell.


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Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.