Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of our Revisited video series, and in this one we’re taking a look back at the 1995 feature film spin-off from the classic anthology series Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (watch it HERE). To find out what we had to say about Demon Knight, check out the video embedded above.

Directed by Ernest Dickerson from a screenplay written by Mark Bishop, Ethan Reiff, and Cyrus Voris, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight has the following synopsis:

Ex-soldier Frank Brayker is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where — with the help of its quirky residents — he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key.

The film stars William Sadler, Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett (before the Smith), Brenda Bakke, C. C. H. Pounder, Thomas Haden Church, Dick Miller, Gary Farmer, Ryan O’Donohue, Charles Fleischer, John Schuck, Sherrie Rose, Tim DeZarn, Peggy Trentini, and John Larroquette, with John Kassir providing the voice of Tales from the Crypt’s iconic host The Crypt Keeper.

The Demon Knight episode of Revisited was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. The second episode covered Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, the third looked at VideodromeJacob’s Ladder was the fourth in the series, Re-Animator was number five, and episode six looked back at House II: The Second Story.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

Source: Arrow in the Head

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.