Tales From the Crypt (1989-1996) The Danny Elfman theme, the pun-spewing Cryptkeeper, the celebrity cameos! Literally everyone was on HBO’s horror anthology based on the 1950s pulp comic. With a revolving door of names (Tom Hanks, Michael J. Fox, Daniel Craig, the list goes on), each week was a chance to be scared silly and see famous people killed off. The strangest of all? Arnold Schwarzenegger directed his own episode.