A Cure for the Common Craig

Amicus Anthology Triple Threat Deathmatch (Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror & From Beyond the Grave)

June 03, 2021 Common Craig / Nicole Episode 51
A Cure for the Common Craig
Amicus Anthology Triple Threat Deathmatch (Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror & From Beyond the Grave)
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A Cure for the Common Craig
Amicus Anthology Triple Threat Deathmatch (Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror & From Beyond the Grave)
Jun 03, 2021 Episode 51
Common Craig / Nicole

When a pair of New Yorkers create a British production studio, you get Amicus! Generally considered to be the primary rival of Hammer Films, as far as British horror output, in the 1960s and 70s. And if Amicus were the masters of one thing, it was the horror anthology film. We've chosen three of their anthology classics to square off, head-to-head, in our Anthology Deathmatch format! First up, with stories based on those featured in classic EC Comics, is a classic title. One which many will have heard before. But we're not talking about the HBO television series. We're talking about the original feature film outing, Tales from the Crypt (1972)! The next deathmatch competitor, is another title taken from classic EC horror comics. Because beneath the crypt lies The Vault of Horror (1973)! And then from there, the stories of author R. Chetwynd-Hayes are featured within our final deathmatch combatant. Peter Cushing invites you to shop his antiques in Temptations Limited. He might cut you a deal, even if you're naughty. But you might end up paying the ultimate price in From Beyond the Grave (1974)!

Show Notes

When a pair of New Yorkers create a British production studio, you get Amicus! Generally considered to be the primary rival of Hammer Films, as far as British horror output, in the 1960s and 70s. And if Amicus were the masters of one thing, it was the horror anthology film. We've chosen three of their anthology classics to square off, head-to-head, in our Anthology Deathmatch format! First up, with stories based on those featured in classic EC Comics, is a classic title. One which many will have heard before. But we're not talking about the HBO television series. We're talking about the original feature film outing, Tales from the Crypt (1972)! The next deathmatch competitor, is another title taken from classic EC horror comics. Because beneath the crypt lies The Vault of Horror (1973)! And then from there, the stories of author R. Chetwynd-Hayes are featured within our final deathmatch combatant. Peter Cushing invites you to shop his antiques in Temptations Limited. He might cut you a deal, even if you're naughty. But you might end up paying the ultimate price in From Beyond the Grave (1974)!