Our dear friends over at CCD Art & Supply Co., a collective of mainly NYC-based artists, is having another one of their fun art shows this weekend, with the theme this time around being the TV shows of HBO!
CCD Art & Supply Co. presents “THE HBO SHOW!” will take place this Saturday, June 20, 2015 starting at 8pm at the Irish Haven in Brooklyn, NY. Admission is free, but original art and prints will be for sale, with over 19 artists contributing create original art pieces on display that celebrate the original programming of HBO throughout the years.
Back in 1989, a series called Tales from the Crypt debuted on HBO and would continue to run until 1996. The series was based on the 1950s EC Comics title of the same name, which also spawned a 1972 anthology movie, three feature films in Demon Knight, Bordello of Blood, and a third much less–know title, Ritual, as well as the still–strange–to–think–about Saturday morning cartoon, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, and a kid’s game show called Secrets of the Cryptkeeper’s Haunted House. The Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir) himself was a pop culture horror icon, known for his unsettling appearance and oddly appealing cheesy sense of humor. Even I as a child had a Cryptkeeper mask for Halloween!
Now comes word of a proposed revival of the series now being planned. Gil Adler, a producer on the original HBO series, along with Andrew Cosby, a co–creator of Syfy’s Eureka and co–founder of BOOM! Studios, have teamed up to develop the new Tales from the Crypt, and they will pitch the project to networks soon.