Tales from the Crypt Vol. 3 (The EC Archives) Available April 23

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Author: Al Feldstein & William Gaines

No line of comics is more revered and more controversial than the late, great EC Comics, and no EC title is more associated with the legendary publisher than Tales from the Crypt.

This volume of the complete collection of the revered magazine features classic tales of horror, murder, and the supernatural written by Al Feldstein and illustrated by Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, George Evans, Joe Orlando, and Marie Severin.

This handsome hardcover volume collects Tales from the Crypt issues #29–#34, including the original stories, ads, text pieces, and letters.

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Horror History: Tuesday, May 29, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Four-Sided Triangle” premiered

Season 2 Episode 9

A young farmhand (Patricia Arquette) suffers a head injury and soon believes in a delusional state that a scarecrow is her lover.

Also starring Chelcie Ross and Susan Blommaert as her abusive employers, one of whom also tries to have an affair with the pretty farmhand.

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Horror History: Friday, May 24, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Horror in the Night” premiered

Season 7 Episode 5

A jewel thief (James Wilby) hides out in a hotel after being shot and meets a beautiful woman (Elizabeth McGovern) that only he can see.

Also stars Peter Guinness.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, May 24, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Horror in the Night” premiered”

Horror History: Tuesday, May 22, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “For Cryin’ Out Loud” premiered

Season 2 Episode 8

A greedy rock promoter (Lee Arenberg) plans to run off with all of the donation money that was raised and accumulated from within a series of “Save the Amazon Rainforest” charity benefit concerts, but things unexpectedly get complicated when it turns out that his hearing problems were nothing more than his own hidden conscience (voiced by Sam Kinison). To make matters worse, a greedy banker (Katey Sagal) soon blackmails the promoter. He has to get rid of her and then confesses his mistakes to a cop.

Also starring Iggy Pop as himself.

Read more “Horror History: Tuesday, May 22, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “For Cryin’ Out Loud” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, May 17, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Escape” premiered

Season 7 Episode 4

During World War II, two Germans, a traitor (Martin Kemp), and the man he had betrayed are trapped in a British prison camp, where they must work together as a team in order to escape.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, May 17, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Escape” premiered”

Horror History: Tuesday, May 15, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Sacrifice” premiered

Season 2 Episode 7

An insurance agent (Kevin Kilner) kills his obnoxious client (Don Hood) in a plot to take his money and his wife (Kim Delaney). He soon finds out however that this will be quite very difficult for him when someone (Michael Ironside) shows up to blackmail him for the murder.

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Horror History: Tuesday, May 8, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Thing From the Grave” premiered

Season 2 Episode 6

A supermodel (Teri Hatcher) and her photographer (Kyle Secor) fall in love. When the model’s abusive boyfriend (Miguel Ferrer) learns of their affair, he sets out to kill the two of them. However, he soon gets a nasty surprise as love proves to be quite very strong, even in death itself.

Read more “Horror History: Tuesday, May 8, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Thing From the Grave” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, May 3, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “A Slight Case of Murder” premiered

Season 7 Episode 3

A game of cat and mouse ensues between a female mystery novelist (Francesca Annis) and her jealous husband (Christopher Cazenove) when he accuses her of cheating on him with her nosy neighbor’s son.

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Horror History: Tuesday, May 1, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Three’s a Crowd” premiered

Season 2 Episode 5

A down-on-their-luck couple (Gavan O’Herlihy and Ruth de Sosa) are invited to a cabin owned by their wealthy former best man (Paul Lieber), but the unstable husband is convinced that his wife is having an affair. He finds that he was wrong about many things, towards the end of the show.

Read more “Horror History: Tuesday, May 1, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Three’s a Crowd” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, April 26, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Last Respects” premiered

Season 7 Episode 2

Three sisters named LaVonne (Emma Samms), Delores (Kerry Fox), and Marlice (Julie Cox) think they have found a way out of their own troubles when they soon discover a monkey’s paw that grants them their own personal wishes.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, April 26, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Last Respects” premiered”

Horror History: Tuesday, April 24, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “‘Til Death” premiered

Season 2 Episode 4

A land owner (D. W. Moffett) woos a haughty rich woman (Pamela Gien) with a potion from a voodoo priestess (Janet Hubert) that contains a deadly warning. Things go awry when he does not listen to the warnings.

Also starring Aubrey Morris.

Read more “Horror History: Tuesday, April 24, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “‘Til Death” premiered”

Horror History: Saturday, October 2, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Forever Ambergris” premiered

Season 5 Episode 3

After playing second fiddle to an up-and-coming photographer named Isaac Forte (Steve Buscemi), a seasoned but washed-up combat photographer named Dalton (Roger Daltrey) cooks up a deadly scheme in order to take him out and get his beautiful wife (Lysette Anthony).

Read more “Horror History: Saturday, October 2, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Forever Ambergris” premiered”

Horror History: Saturday, October 2, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “As Ye Sow” premiered

Season 5 Episode 2

Thinking and believing that his own wife (Patsy Kensit) is cheating on him, a jealous husband (Héctor Elizondo) hires a detective (Sam Waterston) and is led to truly believe that she is indeed having an affair with the local priest (John Shea). Featuring cameos from Adam West and Miguel Ferrer.

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Horror History: Saturday, October 2, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Death of Some Salesmen” premiered

Season 5 Episode 1

A sneaky cemetery plot salesman (Ed Begley, Jr.) finds new victims (triple role played by Tim Curry) in the form of a strange hillbilly family with a fortune buried in their basement and a burning hatred for conning salesmen. Also starring Yvonne De Carlo.

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Horror History: Saturday, August 1, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Showdown” premiered

Season 4 Episode 8

After killing a Texas ranger (David Morse), a remorseless gunslinger (Neil Giuntoli) soon gets his comeuppance when all of his past victims come back to haunt him in the ghost town of where he takes residence in.

Read more “Horror History: Saturday, August 1, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Showdown” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, July 19, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Third Pig” premiered

Season 7 Episode 13

In this show’s animated version of The Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait) slaughters Drinky Pig (voiced by Brad Garrett) and Smokey Pig (Charlie Adler), leaving the third pig Dudley (voiced by Cam Clarke) accused of the murders and found guilty by a jury of wolves. With the ghosts of his dead brothers helping him to escape, Dudley plans to take revenge on the Big Bad Wolf where he uses a laboratory owned by the previous mad scientist to create a zombie pig (also voiced by Brad Garrett) to help him. While John Kassir was also credited as the narrator and Cam Clarke voicing the Bailiff Wolf, this episode also features the voices of Corey Burton and Jim Cummings as different characters.

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Horror History: Friday, July 12, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Ear Today… Gone Tomorrow” was released in theaters

Season 7 Episode 12

Glenn (Robert Lindsay), a gambling safecracker with a slight hearing loss, finds himself getting entangled in a deadly game between a mobster and his exotic wife. He soon finds he has the auditory system of an owl.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, July 12, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Ear Today… Gone Tomorrow” was released in theaters”

Horror History: Friday, July 5, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Confession” premiered

Season 7 Episode 11

A screenwriter (Eddie Izzard) finds himself as the prime suspect when a serial killer is on the rampage, decapitating females in the city.

Also stars Ciarán Hinds.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, July 5, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Confession” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, June 28, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “About Face” premiered

Season 7 Episode 10

In Victorian era England, a corrupt priest (Anthony Andrews) discovers that he is the long-lost father of twin daughters: a beautiful, gentle girl named Angelica and an angry, deformed girl named Leah (played in a double role by Anna Friel).

Also stars Imelda Staunton.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, June 28, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “About Face” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, June 21, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Smoke Wrings” premiered

Season 7 Episode 9

A young man (Daniel Craig) with a strange device is hired into an advertising company by an esteemed executive. What the executive does not know is that the young man is scheming with the woman’s enraged ex-partner (Paul Freeman), who seeks revenge against her.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, June 21, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Smoke Wrings” premiered”