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Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

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Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Billy Zane ... The Collector
William Sadler ... Brayker
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Jeryline (as Jada Pinkett)
Brenda Bakke ... Cordelia
CCH Pounder ... Irene
Dick Miller ... Uncle Willy
Thomas Haden Church ... Roach
John Schuck ... Sheriff Tupper
Gary Farmer ... Deputy Bob Martel
Charles Fleischer ... Wally Enfield
Tim DeZarn ... Homer (as Tim deZarn)
Sherrie Rose ... Wanda
Ryan O'Donohue Ryan O'Donohue ... Danny (as Ryan Sean O'Donohue)
Tony Salome Tony Salome ... Sirach
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Storyline

Brayker is a man who carries the last of seven keys, special containers which held the blood of Christ and were scattered across the universe to prevent the forces of evil from taking over. If The Collector gets the last key, the universe will fall into Chaos, and he has been tracking Brayker all the way to a small inn in a nowhere town. And now the final battle for the universe begins...... Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore, horror violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,019,555, 16 January 1995

Gross USA:

$21,089,146

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,089,146
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Demon Knight" was a script that had been circulating in Hollywood for a number of years. Although it wasn't adapted from E.C. Comics and lacked the standard morality play, the producers decided it had the right mixture of horror and humor to be produced as a Tales from the Crypt (1989) spin-off movie. See more »

Goofs

Jeryline coats herself in Braker's blood to prevent The Collector from touching her and her underwear is stained to the point that it is nearly black. The Collector responds by throwing her in the shower to rinse her off. However after he drags her down stairs and lets her out of the curtain she completely clean and dry despite the fact she was just rinsed in the shower moments earlier and blood could not be totally washed out of her clothing with just water. See more »

Quotes

The Collector: All right, this property... is hereby... condemned
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a short sequence of The Cryptkeeper asking the audience why they are still there and then inviting them to see the next Tales From the Crypt theatrical release Dead Easy (Which was the working title for the follow up Tales From the Crypt film, Bordello of Blood).

This sequence existed on the VHS and DVD releases of Demon Knight, but was removed on the Laserdisc and Blu-Ray versions of this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany the uncut version was shown in cinemas, but the video was withdrawn by the distributor to avoid confiscation by the authorities. A cut version of the movie has been shown on TV. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight We Murder
Written by Al Jourgensen (as Alain Jourgensen) / Paul Barker / Frank Nariello
Performed by Ministry
Produced by Hypo Luxa & Hermes Pan
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Ministry appears courtesy of Sire Records
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Hope you weren't expecting a series episode...
3 September 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

...because Demon Knight delivers as a theatrical release. Billy Zane gives an incredible performance, but so does practically everyone in this here. There seem to be few good supernatural horror movies out there in this, the mid-late 90's, but Demon Knight is one of the best. It presents an interesting mythology and setup, and you're left to wonder who will get out , and what will be left of them. There's some nice misleading, as we're not really sure what Zane's character's role is in the proceedings until...well , let's say he gives the Sheriff a hand. The framing device of Tales from the Crypt itself is mildly annoying, but it's pretty much gone and over with.


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