Running on HBO for seven seasons and 93 episodes from 1989 to 1996, Tales From The Crypt was a wonderfully ghoulish show that was based on Bill Gaines’ EC Comics imprint of the same name.
Executive produced by Joel Silver, Richard Donner, Robert Zemeckis, Walter Hill and David Giler, the show was a huge success due to its dark tales and even darker humour. From the second season onwards, Tales From The Crypt was produced by Gil Adler and A L Katz, a duo who oversaw the show’s production and its rise glory – or as the Crypt Keeper would say, ‘rise to gory’.
As the show was winding down on television, it made the leap to the big screen with Tales From The Crypt Presents Demon Knight in 1995 and Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood in 1996. The later film’s troubled production is what ultimately made A L Katz create the How Not To Make A Movie Podcast – essential listening for those who like Tales From The Crypt or have an interest in juicy stories on the making of movies and television.
A L Katz joined the Movies In Focus podcast to talk about the making of Tales From The Crypt, how the How Not To Make A Movie Podcast came about as well as the new series that he hopes to make with Gil Adler.
Listen to this episode of the Movies In Focus podcast below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.