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This first theatrical feature spun off from the television series [[Feature~V175390~Tales from the Crypt~talesfromthecrypt[tvseries]]] (which was in turn inspired by the infamous EC horror comics of the 1950s) concerns a mysterious man named Brayker ([[Performer~P62570~Bill Sadler~billsadler]]), who arrives at a church-turned-rooming house in a small town in New Mexico. Hot on his trail is an equally mysterious and very menacing figure known as the Collector ([[Performer~P78411~Billy Zane~billyzane]]), who arrives with policemen in tow; he claims that Brayker stole some keys from him, and he wants the cops to help him reclaim them. It turns out, however, that the "keys" are actually several amulets that contain drops of the blood of Christ; they can be used to ward off evil in the right hands, but they can lead the world to doom if used improperly. The Collector and his forces lay siege to the house with the other residents caught in the middle between Brayker and the Collector, including alcoholic Uncle Willy ([[Performer~P49213~Dick Miller~dickmiller]]), prostitute Cordelia ([[Performer~P3472~Brenda Bakke~brendabakke]]), sleazy Southerner Roach ([[Performer~P195520~Thomas Haden Church~thomashadenchurch]]), postal employee Wally ([[Performer~P23846~Charles Fleischer~charlesfleischer]]), sensible Jeryline ([[Performer~P56892~Jada Pinkett~jadapinkettsmith]]), and landlady Irene ([[Performer~P57486~CCH Pounder~cchpounder]]). [[Feature~V136480~Bordello of Blood~talesfromthecryptpresentsbordelloofblood]], the second [[Feature~V175390~Tales from the Crypt~talesfromthecrypt[tvseries]]] feature, hit theaters the following year. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1900

Cast

Billy Zane
as The Collector
Bill Sadler
as Brayker
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Jeryline
Brenda Bakke
as Cordelia
CCH Pounder
as Irene
Dick Miller
as Uncle Willy
John Schuck
as Sheriff Tupper
Tony Salome
as Sirach
Ken Baldwin
as Dickerson
John Kassir
as Crypt Keeper
Dale Swann
as Bus Driver
Sherrie Rose
as Wanda
John Larroquette
as Slasher (opening sequence) (uncredited)
Tim de Zarn
as Homer
Graham Galloway
as Fred
Thomas Haden Church
as Roach
Gary Farmer
as Deputy Bob Martel
Charles Fleischer
as Wally Enfield
Mecki Heussen

Crew

Gilbert Adler
Director
Ernest R. Dickerson
Director
Gilbert Adler
Producer
Richard Edlund
Producer
Richard Donner
Producer
Cyrus Voris
Screenwriter
Ethan Reiff
Screenwriter
Rick Bota
Cinematographer
Ed Shearmur
Composer (Music Score)
Tim Cooney
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Rollins
Songwriter
Stephen Lovejoy
Editor
Gregory Melton
Production Designer
Scott Nimerfro
Co-producer
Wendy Wanderman
Co-producer
Alexander B. Collett
Associate Producer
Dan Cracchiolo
Associate Producer
Joel Silver
Executive Producer
Walter Hill
Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis
Executive Producer
David Giler
Executive Producer
Trish Keating
Costume Designer
Warden Neil
Costume Designer
Kelsee Devoreaux
Stunts
Jaki Brown-Karman
Casting
Todd Masters
Makeup
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