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John Kassir talks future of Tales from the Crypt & his return as Cryptkeeper

The last year has been a turbulent one for some mucho-loved horror icons. First, we were told we'd be receiving an all-new FRIDAY THE 13TH flick, only for the plug to be pulled at the last minute.

Then we heard that M. Night Shyamalan was going to take a shot at rebooting the classic anthology series TALES FROM THE CRYPT for TNT. But then that deal fell through as well.

But as we lick our wounds from TALES FROM THE CRYPT getting the axe (no pun intended?), we can take comfort in the idea that original Cryptkeeper John Kassir is still on board to lend his voice.

Yes, John Kassir is totally up for returning as The Cryptkeeper.

That is if another reboot comes along... Kassir recently sat down with Daily Dead to talk not only his hopeful return to the Crypt but gave a bit of info on what we can expect in the series' future.

John Kassir on returning as The Cryptkeeper:

Oh yeah, for sure. I don’t think anybody’s been as active in keeping that franchise alive as me, just in the amount of conventions that I go to, to see the fans and to show appreciation... So I would certainly love to be involved. 

John Kassir on the future of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: 

I'm sure some people were sad because the rights fell through for TNT and M. Night Shyamalan, who had secured the rights from the Gaines family, who owned the comic book stories. But the fact that that didn't work out for them means that there's a possibility they may wind up in our lap again, which would include me and Kevin Yagher's puppet. We're excited about that. We're hoping that that works out.

I'm hoping "that" works out as well. Can you imagine, another TALES FROM THE CRYPT series with John Kassir and Kevin Yagher back behind the puppet? Dream come true if you ask me.

What do you think of TALES FROM THE CRYPT and how excited are you for a possible revival with Kassir and Yagher? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Until we get new episodes of TALES FROM THE CRYPT you can buy the series on DVD HERE.

Extra Tidbit: How would you feel about a version of Tales from the Crypt WITHOUT the HBO Cryptkeeper?
Source: DD

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