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The Crypt Keeper returns to ring in the New Year with FearNet

Dec. 19, 2012by: Ike Oden

Fans of the HBO anthology series TALES FROM THE CRYPT will have a unique way to ring in the New Year this December 31st. FearNet will be staging it's first ever New Year's Shockin' Eve with a marathon of the blackly comedic show hosted by none other than the Crypt Keeper himself.

The event sees John Kassir returning to the role for the first time in 15 years to host new interstitial material. The marathon goes from 6 am to 6 pm Eastern Standard Time and 3 pm to 3 am Pacific Standard. On top of the episodes, fans will be eligible to enter the “Cryptkeeper’s New Year’s Shockin’ Eve” Sweepstakes from 8 a.m. ET through 5 a.m for a prize pack that includes TALES FROM THE CRYPT DVDs, a portable DVD player, and a pint glass.

Check out snippets from the press release below for an idea of the marathon's lineup.

See the cool ghoul take a blast through the past, decomposing the best of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s, on his way to welcoming in 2013. Who needs Ryan Seacrest when you can watch the old year die a slow, painful death on the Cryptkeeper’s very own countdown clock? And all night long viewers can take part in an interactive “Would You Rather?” poll, available on FEARnet.com, where they can answer questions based on the episodes they are watching in special segments dubbed “Cryptkeeper’s Conundrums.”

The holiday spooktacular highlights 24 terrifying “Tales” such as “And All Through the House” (6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT) the fan-favorite story of a murderous woman terrorized by a maniacal Santa Claus; “Dead Wait” (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT) directed by genre master Tobe Hooper and starring Whoopi Goldberg as a backstabbing voodoo priestess; “None But the Lonely Heart” (3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT) Tom Hanks’ directorial debut about a nefarious gold digger who may have finally been found out; and the Emmy-nominated “Yellow” (2:30 a.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT), directed by Robert Zemeckis and boasting a star-studded cast helmed by Kirk Douglas, Dan Aykroyd and Lance Henriksen, about a demanding father who tries to give his cowardly son one last shot at honor in WWI.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite episode? Mine are AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE and DIG THAT CAT-- HE'S REAL GONE. Both from Season 1, coincidentally.
Source: FearNet

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