Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)



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Movie Info

First feature film from the Tales From the Crypt team. Sadler a lone warrior holding a demonic key that evil Collector (Zane) wants. Taking refuge in a boarding house, he and the tennants fight of the Collector's demon henchmen. Campy B-movie fun with terrific performance by Zane.

Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ethan Reiff, Mark Bishop, Cyrus Voris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 22, 2006
MCA Universal Home Video


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as Brayker

as Cordelia

as Irene

as Uncle Willy

as Sheriff Tupper

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as Wally Enfield

as Dickerson

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as Slasher (opening seq...

as Party Babe

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as Bus Driver

as Other Collector

as Crypt Keeper Starlet

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Critic Reviews for Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (10)

Pic is neither funny enough nor scary enough to be fully satisfying as either a shocker or a spoof.

Full Review… | May 19, 2008
Top Critic

The first in a series, but standards will need to impove if it's to survive.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Between scenes of splattering gore in which severed heads literally roll across the floor, the movie has a good time spoofing itself and a gallery of mostly sleazy characters who confront a crew of blood-thirsty demons.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Next time out, let's hope it involves a story that can stand on its own, without having to be propped up by the Crypt Keeper's silly patter.

Full Review… | February 21, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The movie isn't particularly well-paced, and I found it dull.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

There's still a lot of filler in this chiller.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight

The Crypt Keeper has always looked pretty dodgy if you ask me, a pretty bad puppet but hey its not all about him. The actual set for his crypt always looks cool in a 'Munster/Addams' type way which is fun and kooky, nothing special though.

So ye olde Crypt Keeper intro's the story which is a feature length plot and based around a group of people stuck in a building with a demon outside after their blood and a special key which one of them processes. Its kinda like a horror version of 'Assault on Precinct 13' with an 'Evil Dead' black comedy angle which does work pretty well I must admit. Billy Zane does a good job as the head demon hamming it up something huge and churning out some decent lines and visual gags. Up against him is William Sadler who, for once, plays the hero and the only one who can stop the demons.

The action is good fun and chock full of decent makeup and prosthetics with lots of over the top blood n gore by the bucket full. The plot is actually quite deep revolving around demons dating back through the ages with 'chosen ones' being the only defenders etc...a bit more in depth than the usual Crypt tales.

Bottom line though if you like 'Evil Dead' or 'From Dusk Till Dawn' or 'Feast' then I'm sure you will like this.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

This horror movie has a good background story, but I didn't like the characters, they didn't seem to fit right or something. This movie is kind of a mess, but it could be worse. Overall, it's just okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Coming to this Horror-Comedy. I like that skeleton cute guy. Tales from the Crypt trilogy isnt exactly a Horror. It is Comedy.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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