Friends, on this episode of the Saturday Frights podcast, we are once again going to be discussing an episode of the hugely popular Tales from the Crypt television series that aired on HBO – beginning it’s seven season run on June 10th of 1989 and lasting until July 19th of 1996. On this show the Projectionist and I discuss the 1990 episode entitled Cutting Cards which happens to star the likes of Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Near Dark) as well as Kevin Tighe (Emergency!, Rose Red) – as two high-stakes gamblers who are willing to go to painful extremes to see the last of each other. While as always we have done out best to shine the spotlight on those in front of and behind the camera – on this particular show we have presented a pretty deep dive into the history behind EC Comics – the original comic publishers of Tales from the Crypt.

As I mention on the show itself, a lot of great information was found thanks to Digby Diehl’s Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives. If you consider yourself a fan of the HBO produced series, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this book – you can find an affordable used copy on Amazon.

You might be surprised to learn just how many people it took for the TV adaptation of Tales from the Crypt to make it to HBO in the first place. It was only the combined Hollywood power of Richard Donner (The Goonies, Lethal Weapon), Walter Hill (The Warriors, Streets of Fire), Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), David Giler (Alien), and Joel Silver (Die Hard, The Matrix) that allowed the proposed series to get the greenlight.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in a future episode – or possibly you have comments on the current show itself, email them to me at You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook. In addition I certainly hope you will take the time to visit the Saturday Frights Facebook Page. There you can find posts from Rockford Jay, Preston Griffith and myself on a daily basis.

We sincerely hope that you are enjoying the third season of the Saturday Frights podcast so far – before you deal yourself a new hand of cards though – we hope you will take the time to listen to our discussion of Cutting Cards.

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Published by Vic Sage

An avid devotee to pretty much all things retro and retro related - I love to share my memories and passion for films, comics, gaming, podcasting... and curiously enough my overwhelming desire to never stop eating beef jerky.

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