Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight
Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight ★★ Demon Knight; Demon Keeper 1994 (R)
Gruesomely garish big-screen version of the TV series that was inspired by the lurid 1950s E.C.comics. Horrormeister Crypt Keeper offers his usual pun-filled introduction to a tale set in a seedy boardinghouse. Brayker (Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that keeps the forces of darkness from overwhelming mankind, a key desired by the charismatic Collector (Zane), who unleashes a disgusting mix of demons against the house's inhabitants. Curious hybrid of spoof/splatter pic that doesn't quite work in either genre. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Brenda Bakke, CCH Pounder, Dick Miller, Thomas Haden Church, John Schuck, Gary Farmer, Charles Fleischer; D: Ernest R. Dickerson; W: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Mark Bishop; C: Rick Bota; M: Ed Shearmur; V: John Kassir.