Ultimate DVD - 09/01/2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "An eclectic collection of directors takes us through some twisted tales in the EC Horror comic style..."
Television viewers got a fright in 1989, when TALES FROM THE CRYPT made the transition from EC comic book to TV show. Hosted by the Cryptkeeper, each episode of the show offered a new, ghoulish tale for the audience to sink their teeth (or fangs) into. The show originated on HBO, and every episode from the fourth season is included here. It was such a success that myriad CRYPT-inspired spin-offs resulted, including an animated series, several feature films, and seemingly infinite merchandising opportunities. A popular favorite among horror film fans, TALES FROM THE CRYPT also appeals to people who love the visceral thrill of jumping out of their seat as some terrifying scenes unfold in front of them.