Tales From Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

1995 | R | Horror, Thriller, Action

User Score: 63/100


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

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) is an American thriller action horror movie that is also known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995). The film was followed by Bordello of Blood (1996) but it is not a direct sequel. The movie was filmed in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Westwood Village Theater, 961 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, California, USA. The 91-minute movie had an estimated budget of $13,000,000 and grossed over $21,088,568 in the USA. Director Ernest R. Dickerson (Bulletproof (1996), Juice (1992), The Walking Dead (2010)) did an astounding job executing this frightening movie. The film contains sexual content, extreme violence, gore, grotesque images, bad language, jump scares, sitting on the edge of your seat moments and thrills that might make unreal horror fans shake in their pants.

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight starts on a New Mexico desert road where The Collector (Billy Zane - Titanic (1997), Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), The Phantom (1996)) chases drifter Frank Brayker. Frank (William Sadler - The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999), Iron Man 3 (2013), Die Hard 2 (1990)) flees the scene after his vehicle crashes. Local drunk Uncle Willy (Dick Miller - The Terminator (1984), General Hospital (1963), Gremlins (1984), Small Soldiers (1998)) is an alcoholic that is drunk almost all of the time. Willy took Frank to rent a room from a boarding house that was once a decommissioned church. After a few events, police officers try to arrest The Collector and Frank but The Collector kills one of the officers by punching him through his skull. He then drops his blood on the sand which resulted in an army of demonic creatures arising. Frank uses his blood in a holy talisman to protect the building and everyone in it from the demon army.

After a few more events, Frank tells the people in the church about the history of the key he possesses. It all started when God created Earth, and the demons used seven keys to gain the power of the cosmos. God created light after discovering what the demons did, and the light dispersed the keys and demons across the universe. Frank told them that he holds the last key that the demons need to reclaim power. He then told them that God gave the key to a thief named Sirach so that he can fill it with the blood of Jesus Christ. Everyone who guarded the key against The Collector from that point on filled the key with their blood upon passing/dying. Roach (Thomas Haden Church - Sideways (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Wings (1990), Easy A (2010)) stole the key out from Frank’s satchel. What will Roach do with the key? Will Roach give the key to The Collector or will he use it for his own needs?

I enjoyed the movie and was happy to see it after hesitating for a while because of the totally not scary cover photo image that made it appear cartoonish. I appreciate the movie for what it is and applaud for the wonderful special effects it had. The actors gave great performances, and the sets were nicely done. I could not believe that you have to shoot the demons in the eyes to kills them, really, why not the brain like zombies or in the heart like vampires, has to be different but made sense with the eyes being the window to the soul. Most male fans will totally dig this movie because there are several gorgeous bodacious females that flash their boobs several times. The gore in this film was an overload, and it did not stop coming as the movie progresses with limbs everywhere. Horror fans should see this movie at their earliest convenience because it is a great classic.

About Tales From Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

Title: Tales From Crypt: Demon Knight
Year: 1995
Starring: Dick Miller, John Kassir, John Larroquette, William Sadler, CCH Pounder, Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tim De Zarn, John Schuck, Charles Fleischer, Reda Beebe, Dale Swann, Peggy Trentini, Gary Farmer, Sherrie Rose, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Baldwin, Chasey Lain, Te-See Bender, Traci Bingham, Ponti Butler, Veronica Culver, Tina Hollimon, Elaine del Valle, Mim Parker, Mark D. Kennerly, Kathy Barbour, Tina New, Ryan O'Donohue, Stephanie Sain
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.1/5 stars from 8 users. Votes: 8.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
MPAA Rating: R

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