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Tales From The Crypt

Lurid EC Comics stories are the source material here. A cowled Ralph Richardson predicts the grisly demises of five visitors to his crypt. Joan Collins does her husband in under the mistletoe and is set upon by a maniacal Santa for her sins. Ian Hendry fails to notice his death from a car crash. A nasty property developer hounds widower Peter Cushing to the grave, and beyond. Richard ‘Robin Hood’ Greene revisits the old Monkey’s Paw chestnut. Finally, the sadistic owner of a home for the blind sees his oppressed charges turn the tables via a razor blade-lined tunnel. Hammer veteran Freddie Francis calls the shots magnificently as the Amicus portmanteau charabanc finally hits full speed.

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