Cryptkeeper Poster # 2 Tales from the Crypt Batter Up, Kiddies!


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Ah, there you are! You’re just in time! I’m trying a few new recipes from my new Betty Croaker’s cookbook. I hope you like shish-ka-bob… damn! It isn’t ready yet! Bob’s still moving! In 1989, the comic book was adapted into the HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt, which features John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper and included comic book covers designed to look like the original 1950s covers by Mike Vosburg with at least one drawn by Shawn McManus. Each episode begins with a tracking shot leading to the front door of the Crypt Keeper’s decrepit mansion. Once inside, the camera pans down hallways and stairways, and finally descends into the basement. The show’s host, the Crypt Keeper, then pops out from his coffin, cackling wildly. Then, the slime covers the screen while showing the title. The Crypt Keeper is an animated corpse, as opposed to the original comics in which he was a living human being. The wisecracking Crypt Keeper, who was voiced by John Kassir and performed by puppeteer Van Snowden, would then introduce the episode with intentionally hackneyed puns (e.g. his frequent greeting to viewers: “Hello, Boils and Ghouls” or “Hello, Kiddies”). “Eurgh! Well, see you next time, boys and ghouls! Ehhhhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!”

Near mint condition.