Horror Boom Christmas Countdown For the Holidays – Watch The Tales From The Crypt Episode “And All Through The House,” Boils and Ghouls!

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Happy Holidays!

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I brought up the ominously titled “And All Through The House…” when I wrote about American Horror Story Asylum’s Christmas Episode, A Very American Horror Story Christmas (OK, that joke has now played out) “Unholy Night”. The scene in the cold open where a little girl finds murderous Ian McShane in their living room six days before Christmas wearing a Santa suit, but isn’t scared of him because she thinks he’s Santa, definitely brought this comic AND this episode in mind.  It’s 22 minutes long (kind of short for a cable drama) and well worth your time… especially the ending, which still creeps me out (a perfect reveal). The TFTC episode is also much closer to the original comic than the version starring Joan Collins that was in the 1970s anthology movie. Check it out below…

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Horror Boom Christmas Countdown For the Holidays – Watch The Tales From The Crypt Episode “And All Through The House,” Boils and Ghouls!

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I brought up the ominously titled “And All Through The House…” when I wrote about American Horror Story Asylum’s Christmas Episode, A Very American Horror Story Christmas (OK, that joke has now played out) “Unholy Night”. The scene in the cold open where a little girl finds murderous Ian McShane in their living room six days before Christmas wearing a Santa suit, but isn’t scared of him because she thinks he’s Santa, definitely brought this comic AND this episode in mind.  It’s 22 minutes long (kind of short for a cable drama) and well worth your time… especially the ending, which still creeps me out (a perfect reveal). The TFTC episode is also much closer to the original comic than the version starring Joan Collins that was in the 1970s anthology movie. Check it out below…

Property Of HBO© For entertainment purposes only.   Any problems getting it to play, let us know and we’ll put in the 3-part version. More holiday-themed horror fun to come. Also, more on the comic version to come! You see, THIS Santa loves to SLAY BELLES!

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The “featured image’ in the header is  the first page of the comic; so is the artwork below. Johnny Craig preferred the slightly more subtle stories and left the really blood-curdling stuff to “Ghastly” Graham Ingels (whose horrifying depictions sometimes even caused me trouble falling asleep as an adult) or to our personal favorite, Jack Davis (who moved on to the next EC venture, MAD Magazine.)

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Now THAT’S how you kick off a story!

Breaking News On American Horror Story Asylum! Ryan Murphy Interviewed on Ian McShane’s Psycho Santa AND The Return of Pinhead Pepper! (Spoilers)

Extra extra, read all about it! Oh YEAH baby! “Unholy Night” was sick and twisted and depraved and evil and I loved every (too-short) fucking second! Not to mention, they managed to work in probably my favorite Christmas song ever, Darlene Love‘s version of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Now, the news we’ve been waiting WEEKS for… THE OFFICIAL RETURN OF PEPPER! (I saw it in the headline and just about sprained my fingers re-blogging it to you.

I know Pepper is an audience favorite. And it’s the question I get asked the most: “Where’s fuckin’ Pepper?” So [next week]   Pepper returns!  –Ryan Murphy (see Ew.com interview link for more).

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YEAH, baby! Read on, and I promise you fellow rabid American Horror Story fans, more coming soon – including my usual “Ten Fucked-Up Things We Learned From American Horror Story Asylum” for Episode 8, “Unholy Night”.  You can also check out this article Naomi Grossman (Pepper, our favorite pinhead) –Ms. Grossman wrote the piece herself.

“Uh, you really don’t me want me out there with other people this time of year.”
-Mr. Emerson to Sister Mary Eunice after she brings the satanic Santa suit to him in ‘the hole’

 

Were we the only ones who were pretty sure that fancy– but sharp and pointy – Christmas decoration was going in someone’s neck or eye by the end of the episode? Got kind of tense when someone handed that ornament to Ian McShanewhose Santa psycho character will return next week!  Oh, there’s all kinds of surprises in this juicy interview! Maybe Sr. Jude just stabbed him with a candy cane? We’re not complaining, mind you, just really surprised.

Now that we know the “Holiday Greetings From Briarcliff” card below was taken in 1963, right before something really terrible (and awesome) happened. The orderly with the Santa hat on the far right is about to be minus a face, for one thing… ho ho HOAH!

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Enjoy!