This week's Saturday Frights Podcast is about the 1995 Universal Pictures Horror Movie Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight starring Billy Zane, CCH Pounder, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Thomas Haden Church.
Demon Knight is a feature-length film presented by the HBO series Tales From The Crypt, and features scenes with the Crypt Keeper (voiced by John Kassir, as in the series) at the beginning and end of the film. Demon Knight was followed by Bordello of Blood; although it is not a direct sequel, the key artifact from this film makes an appearance.
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Here's what Vic Sage had to say about the episode:
Saturday Frights Podcast - Episode 046 - Demon Knight
Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault. This week we discuss our friends from Scream Factory’s upcoming Blu-Ray release for 1995’s Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight.
Also on the show my co-host worries about my level of attachment to actor Billy Zane and of course he has provided you with some vintage Drive-In ads!.
TRIVIA: Demon Knight was supposed to be the second film in the trilogy, but Universal thought it should go first because it was the most Tales-like feature out of the three proposed. Demon Knight was only one of the original titles planned that was actually made; Dead Easy (aka Fat Tuesday), a New Orleans zombie romp which was to possibly open the following Halloween, and the third film, Body Count, were never materialized as planned. The Key in Demon Knight was supposed to appear in every part of the trilogy. It appeared in Bordello of Blood, but not in Ritual.