The comic book anthology has been synonymous with horror comics since the days of Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear. While other genres have produced anthology collections, the horror anthology is still the one that most fans think of when the words “anthology” and “comic books” come up. It is also the one that writer Cullen Bunn (a multiple time HNN Comic Award Winner, most recently for his Dark Horse series Harrow County) thinks of and is why the prolific writer is attempting to get his own anthology in comic stores everywhere via a kickstarter campaign.
Taking a page right out of comic history, DC Comics will release a title that is sure to be popular with both horror and super hero fans alike entitled Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1.
The new anthology comic will be out just in time for Halloween on October 10 and will place the best of the DC Universe in Tales from the Crypt-style settings and situations. Stories featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, have already been announced for the collection and more are sure to come. read more
John Kassir- the unforgettable voice actor behind the infamous Crypt Keeper of HBO’s classic anthology series, Tales from the Crypt– kicked off this weekend’s ComiCONN at Foxwoods Resort Casino with an engaging panel about his storied career. Veteran Altered Reality Entertainment panel interviewer/host Lisa asked Kassir about the various highlights of his career, and fans were given the opportunity to ask several questions of their own. Horror News Network covered the event to bring you all of the gory details! read more
The horror anthology has long been a favorite of comic readers, dating back to the origin of horror comics with William Gaines’ seminal EC Comics titles Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. We still get the occasional horror anthology comic, but they are much too infrequent for fans of serialized horror, so the news that comic veteran Tom Peyer is launching a new horror title along with his other anthologies from AHOY Comics was met with much excitement.
Peyer will serve as the editor-in-chief of the new company and he has assembled some top creators to work on the new line and we recently got a chance to talk to Peyer about the one that will appeal to horror fans the most: Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror. read more
Back in February, the interwebz, and a lot of our fellow horror news sites, went ga-ga over the release of a “new trailer” for what many hoped to be the triumphant return of the Tales from the Crypt anthology series that we all loved in the late 80’s/early 90’s.
As cool as the trailer looked, we decided to do a little digging before posting it up and claiming that all was soon to be right with the world of television-based anthology horror (see our original story by clicking here). Unfortunately, it appears that our hesitation was not in vein as TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly has confirmed that the reboot is all but dead. read more
From 1989 to 1996, HBO kept horror fans glued to their network with their take on EC Comics’ classic Tales from the Crypt series. For seven years and 93 episodes, the Crypt Keeper introduced different tales of terror into our homes and we gobbled it up and begged for more. Boasting a huge list of notable guest stars, the series was a hit until it had eventually run its course with the network.
Fast forward to mid-2016 and film icon M. Night Shyamalan was announced as the new head of the series that was greenlit by TNT Network for 10 episodes to air in 2017. Horror fans rejoiced and danced in the streets! However, by the end of 2016, the show was reportedly mired in legal issues with problems securing rights and then word made its way around about possible budgeting issues at TNT as well. Horror fans were now despondent… read more
When it comes to horror comics, there are principally two “golden ages” that most fans point to as the high water marks for illustrated tales of terror. The first golden age is naturally the age of EC Comics. EC Comics pretty much invented the horror comic book (and horror hosts for that matter) with titles such as Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, and The Haunt of Fear. These tales were so effective in scaring their readers and parents of the 1950’s that they attracted the unwanted attention of Dr. Fredric Wertham who penned the book that not only killed the EC horror line, but almost killed the entire industry, entitled Seduction of the Innocent which blamed juvenile delinquency on comic books. The invention of the self-regulating body, the Comics Code Authority, outlawed the use of all horror elements in comics, effectively ending the genre and EC Comics. read more
M. Night Shyamalan’s new Tales from the Crypt series has gotten official 10-episode order on TNT. The anthology series, based on the original EC Comics, will feature a reinvented Crypt Keeper and has a working title of Time of Death. The series will launch in 2017.
Shyamalan said, “I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures. That such a beloved property like Tales from the Crypt is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board, the level of talent has been very inspiring.” read more
Welcome back to Horror Hunting!, for this final full week of June. In this edition we’re featuring a special limited-
edition throwback shirt set from a ’90s era HBO classic series, as well as a little something for you horror/wrestling fanatics from
the Spawn master. Can’t go wrong with that killer line-up!
“We have such sights to show you!” – Pinhead
Tales From The Crypt shirt set (Limited Edition) – Fright-Rags
As were most blood-thirsty fiends, I was a huge fan of the HBO original horror series “Tales From The Crypt.” The Cryptkeeper, the
spooky storylines, dark humor….it all added up to a brilliant show that kept us satisfied week-by-week. I always felt that TFTC
was what we WISHED a modern-day Twilight Zone would be, and what Tales From The Darkside mostly achieved (with a good amount of
speed bumps along the way). While the series became a bit too goofy for my liking near the end of its run, the mark it left on the
horror TV genre (now being embodied by hit series like The Walking Dead, True Blood and Bates Motel) is undeniable. Thankfully, the
folks over at Fright-Rags are fans as well, and beginning on Friday morning, June 27th, will be offering a special limited edition
set of t-shirts honoring the Tales From The Crypt lineage. A cost of $115 will net you three limited edition shirts, two special
glow-in-the-dark logo tees, a sticker pack, poster and collector’s box. This cool set is (again) limited to only 200, so getting
there Friday morning for the presale is essential. Check it out! read more