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Thursday, October 06, 2011

31 Days Has October: TALES FROM THE CRYPT

For my money, the best of the Amicus horror anthologies is their version of the EC Comic, Tales From The Crypt. Featuring Sir Ralph Richardson as a remarkably dignified Crypt Keeper, and a top-notch cast of English thesps in a quintet of excellent adaptations of the some of the best stories from the comic book.

I never thought Fredddie Francis was a particularly good director - his movies tend to be a bit too leisurely-paced and too restrained by good taste for fright flicks - but he's a helluva cameraman, and, like all of his films, Tales is exceptionally well-shot. Virtually every frame is beautifully composed for maximum visual impact.

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