Tales from the Crypt 1972 Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback


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The Tales from the Crypt 1972 Ultimate Guide Hardback is the collector’s edition of this guide, in a strictly limited edition hardcover format – only 30 in the world – and signed and numbered by the authors with a FREE exclusive Tales from the Crypt 1972 art print!

The Tales from the Crypt 1972 Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback will fill you with the creeping dread and raw horror of the movie itself, with beautifully restored stills and compelling information bringing the story to life.


Movie studio Amicus made an unforgettable mark on the horror cinema landscape with their 1972 chiller Tales from the Crypt. It wasn’t their first portmanteau movie but it remains one of their most beloved, its collection of compact stories offering five times the terror. Our luxury hardback Ultimate Guide leads you through the Crypt Keeper’s eerie catacombs to rediscover a menacing and often nightmarish motion picture that has shocked audiences for almost half a century.

Tales from the Crypt 1972 Ultimate Guide


The glorious image reproduction – with every still, poster and lobby card restored to the highest standard – means our Tales from the Crypt signed hardcover guide is one of a kind. The wealth of horrific images, from Arthur Grimsdyke’s return from the grave to Carl Maitland’s ghastly reflection, will haunt you all over again as our stunning production values awaken all those beloved flesh-creeping memories.

Our Tales from the Crypt Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback is simply bursting with information, lighting up the movie’s dark corners to uncover a wealth of facts and details that will enhance any viewing of this horror favourite. You’ll discover the winding path that led to its production, and explore its place in the genre as a whole. And while insightful articles, written to the highest standard, bring you a greater understanding of the movie, you’ll find every page bursts with gorgeous imagery to immerse you in Amicus’ iconic netherworld.

As well as the film itself, you’ll meet the many talents who turned it into a reality. Biographies of the cast will reveal more about the lives of the likes of Joan Collins, Ian Hendry, Peter Cushing and Ralph Richardson, as well as director Freddie Francis and Amicus founders Milton Subostky and Max J Rosenberg. This combination of richly informative text and wondrously restored imagery makes our signed Tales from the Crypt hardback guide a compelling tribute to a most iconic production.

As you’ll discover in our signed hardcover Tales from the Crypt Ultimate Guide, the portmanteau format served to create a uniquely enthralling horror movie experience. Like Amicus’ other anthology tales, Tales from the Crypt covered several different types of horror, with the home invasion of ‘… And All Through the House’ and zombie terror in ‘Poetic Justice’ just the tip of an unforgettable iceberg. This whistle-stop tour of different characters and events is a highlight in many horror fans’ collections.

The Crypt Keeper’s tour will soon be at an end and it seems he’s hiding something. Whether or not you’ve repented, one thing is for sure – no fan of this Amicus classic can miss our Tales from the Crypt Ultimate Guide Signed Hardback, another must-have movie guide from Classic Monsters.

Collectors please note: the art print included with this product is different from the one accompanying the softback.

Prefer the softback version? Check it out here.

  • 40 pages
  • A4 portrait format
  • Full colour throughout
  • Image wrap hardback cover
  • Individually signed and numbered by the authors
  • Includes FREE Tales from the Crypt 1972 art print

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