Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 20, 2012
As for fans of Zane, if there was ever a film where the man breaks loose with his charm and enthusiasm, "Demon Knight" is his podium.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
if the sight of Technicolor disembowelment and flying eyeballs ain't your cup of tea, there's always Terms of Endearment waiting down at the video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film4
May 19, 2008
Pinkett, at least, went on to better things.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 19, 2008
Good-humored gore, ably directed by Ernest Dickerson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 19, 2008
Pic is neither funny enough nor scary enough to be fully satisfying as either a shocker or a spoof.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The first in a series, but standards will need to impove if it's to survive.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
July 30, 2004
Billy Zane's finest hour. Yeah, I know, that's depressing.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 8, 2002
A big, dumb Night of the Living Dead rip-off with demons that convince you that Pumpkinhead must have reproduced. Fun junk.
| Original Score: 6/10
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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The problem here is clearly the script, with very little that is original and amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Appallingly straightforward horror fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The movie isn't particularly well-paced, and I found it dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
I don't want to spoil what happens next, but can reveal that it involves: torn limbs, spurting gore, decapitations, eyeballs and guts spilled on the floor -- the standard gruesome stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's still a lot of filler in this chiller.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Good entertainment stretched to three times its natural length is rarely three times better, but bad entertainment dragged out that long will typically be three times worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Don't feel bad if you miss the first five minutes or have to leave for the last five because, not only are they completely expendable, but it's nothing you can't see every week in the comfort of your own living room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 18, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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