"The Reluctant Vampire"
Series Tales from the Crypt
Season 3, Episode 7
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Air date July 10th, 1991
Writers Terry Black
Director Elliot Silverstein
Producers Gilbert Adler; Richard Donner; David Giler; Walter Hill; Connie Johnson; Barry Josephson; Marcus Keys; Jennie Lew Tugend; Joel Silver; Robert Zemeckis
Starring John Kassir
Episode guide
"Dead Wait"
"Easel Kill Ya"

"The Reluctant Vampire" is the seventh episode of season three of the horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt and the thirty-first episode of the series overall. It was directed by Elliot Silverstein and written by Terry Black. It first aired on HBO on July 10th, 1991. The episode stars Malcolm McDowell, Sandra Dickinson, George Wendt, Michael Berryman and Paul Gleason.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Principal Cast[edit | edit source]

Guest Stars[edit | edit source]

Host[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Actor Rick Avery is uncredited for his participation in this episode.
  • The book that the Crypt Keeper is reading is called "Vampirism Made Easy".

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • Mister Crosswhite refers to Donald Longtooth as "Lugosi". This is a reference to Hungarian film actor Bela Lugosi, who is best known for portraying the role of Dracual in the 1931 Tod Browning film Dracula.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Crypt Keeper: "I want to suck..." Oh, hello kiddies. You caught me in the middle of my homework. Your old pal the Crypt Keeper's a real believer in continuing dead-ucation. Which brings us to tonight's murderous morsel. It's a juicy little tale about a real blood sucker who never learned to go for the jugular. I call this plasma play "The Reluctant Vampire".
  • Crypt Keeper: Gotta get back to work. Exams, you know. I hear the final's a real pain in the neck. Not that I'm worried or anything. So far, all my marks have been perfect.

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