New episode of TV Terrors dear Horror fiends!
This time about the wonderful season 4 episode of Tales from the Crypt starring Joe Pesci getting a chainsaw to the dick!..
Hey there Horrorfiends! a new episode of Halloween Horrors is here! this time about arguably the best Tales from the Darkside episode ever! and a perfect episode for your Halloween season. ENJOY!
ITS HERE HORRORFIENDS! The Halloween season is upon us! and if you havent already read Matthews review of the cheesetastic lost Canadian slasher film “Massacre up North” Then check out the first episode of the Halloween oriented Hidden Horrors you must See videos “HALLOWEEN HORRORS”
In this first episode, Yours Truly presents a VHS recorded cut of Chiller Networks Halloween specials…There Dare 2 Direct Film Contests both 2007 and 2008. – James J. Coker
Tales from the Crypt had a variety of different horror sub-genres throughout the show, there were plenty of rotting ghoul n zombie episodes, plenty of gory murder and double crossing episodes, a few supernatural and monster filled episodes. But a season 5 episode titled ” Forever Ambergris” was the shows only “Body-horror” episode with truly gruesome body horror scenes.
“Forever Ambergris” is about a jaded and once great war time photographer named Dalton (played by the Who’s Roger Daltrey) who is losing his touch and has to take a new apprentice Ike (played by Steve Buscemi) who has been showing real talent and promise with his war time pictures. It isnt long before they are in South America and hearing of a village that has been destroyed by germ warfare. Dalton tricks Ike into going to the village alone to get the pictures knowing that Ike will die from the disease. It isnt long before Ike begings to decompose and melt alive from the disease while Dalton watches and takes his pictures for himself. All goes well for him when he heads home and then seduces Ike’s grief stricken girlfriend Bobbi ( played by Blonde Bombshell Lysette Anthony) and in true Tales from the Crypt fashion Bobbi has a gruesome surprise waiting for Dalton.
Now before i get into the gruesome stuff one of the great aspects of this episode is the acting from the two leads Roger Daltrey and Steve Buscemi. Buscemi is believable and always entertaining and Daltrey actually does a good job as the scheming back stabbing antagonist.
But the real shine of this episode is the gruesome body horror scenes. we see pulsating bubbling skin, veins bursting out, plenty of blood, a eyeball oozing itself out of its socket that would make Lucio Fulci proud, skin and fleshing rotting away and a characters nose falling off into a bathroom sink! the body-horror scenes are truly fun and revolting.
So Crypt fans who want a revolting episode with good acting should look no further then the season 5 episode “Forever Ambergris
- James J. Coker
The day is finally here horror fiends! ITS HALLOWEEN !!!! the greatest of all holidays..well at least for horror fans. So for this Halloween post instead of a obscure Halloween movie to share with you all I will instead treat you to a very special, and pretty obscure little nugget of Tales from the Crypt goodness for you. A nugget so awesome and incredibly cheesy it will make a good Halloween treat…that is the rare Tales from the Crypt music video THE CRYPT JAM!
Back in the early 90s on Halloween, I believe it was Halloween 1992 or Halloween 1993, HBO would air a Tales from the Crypt marathon for Halloween night and my father would record them on VHS tape. Well during the marathon between a number of the episodes they were airing it would show a Tales from the Crypt music video called “the Crypt Jam” this music video was very much in the style of the “house Party” or cheesy party hip hop of the early 90s…but with the CryptKeeper !
Believe me horror fiends! i loved seeing this amazing piece of 90s horror goodness as a kid and to this day I still love it. We are treated to a silhouette of the cryptkeeper, back up dancers, zombie dancers, party goers dancing in the Cryptkeepers crypt on a dance floor with the Cryptkeeper (the guy has alot of surprises in his crypt) The Cryptkeeper in a variety of early 90s hip hop outfits, severed foots and skulls dancing, a variety of clips from all the monstrous scenes from the episodes between season 1 to season 4 and finally my personal favorite scene from this gold nugget… The Cryptkeeper singing and checking out on of the back up dancers ass in close up…. so now you know the Cryptkeeper is an ass man.
So happy Halloween my dear horror fiends, may your night be filled with costume dreams, candy delights and pumpkin spirits and enjoy this little golden cheese nugget from the Cryptkeeper for your Halloween – James J. Coker
P.S. i took the liberty of uploading the original early 90s version of the crypt Jam and NOT the edited season 3 dvd release that only shows clips from the third season, enjoy down below.
It was a damn shame that Mick Garris’s Masters of Horror anthology show only lasted two seasons. Now though many fans of the show thought the second season was not as good as the first, I highly beg to differ. The second season had terrific episodes like “the Black Cat” “Pelts” and this Ernest Dickerson directed episode about two best friends who encounter a specific kind of monster called “The V-Word”
After a boring day of playing videogames and getting into arguments with there abusive parents, two teenage friends decide to sneak into a Mortuary late at night for kicks. There they see that all is not right and someone or something is hunting them down.
Now “the V-Word” is a very simple episode with very little characters. pretty much three big characters throughout the whole episode. The two teens played pretty good by actors Arjay Smith and Branden Nadon but the real shine of the show is the “V-word” monster himself played by the terrific character actor Michael Ironside.
Aside from the good acting the episode also boast a spooky and effectively creepy atmosphere, especially when the two teens first arrive at the mortuary. The full moon, winds and leaves blowing atmosphere really set a fun spooky mood and when they are in the mortuary is when the creep factor plays in, and thats all before Michael Ironside even shows up! now dont be alarmed that there could be no gore in this episode because there is, we are treated to some good throat rippings, throat slashings and a terrific decapitation via reciprocating saw.
So the second season of Masters of horror has some good highlights and Ernest Dickerson’s “the V-word” is one of those highlights you should check out – James J. Coker