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January 13, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
When the slimy creatures pop out of the ground in Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight, one of the hapless humans in their path advises that the most strategic weapon to try is "anything that destroys their eyes and frees their tortured souls. " Anyone exposed to this nauseating piece of brain-dead nonsense may want the same treatment. The advertising campaign for this tall story, which marks the big-screen incarnation of the comic book Tales from the HBO series, implies that you can expect a serving of horror and humor.
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April 8, 2014 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Concert reviews traditionally concern themselves with the way a show sounds and secondarily with how it looks, but a consideration of Rocket From the Crypt's show at Underground Arts on Friday night must begin with the sense of smell. As the San Diego six-piece took the stage for their first Philadelphia show since 2005, the air was heady with the sense of possibility. But as the band burst into "Light Me" and the crowd began to roil, neither party pausing for long during a 70-minute set, the floor grew slick with spilled drinks and cast-off sweat, and the venue began to take on the odor of an old gym sock.
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May 30, 2012 | Howard Gensler
If you've been dying to feel Elvis' tomb essence, now's your chance. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling the King's original crypt, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month. Elvis was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at Graceland. The original crypt has remained empty ever since. Julien says the winning bidder will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, an inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service.
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January 21, 1998 | By Richard Parker, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Twenty-six years ago, his attack plane hit by gunfire and bursting into flames, First Lt. Michael Blassie died in the violent closing chapter of the Vietnam War. But his fate officially was a mystery, his body never conclusively identified among the hundreds of nameless Americans killed in the war. The Pentagon yesterday reopened the case, prompted by complaints from Blassie's family that he might be mistakenly buried inside the eight-ton marble...
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February 5, 1992 | By Douglas A. Campbell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer George Anastasia contributed to this story
In life, Pasquale "Patty Specs" Martirano, a Newark, N.J., gambler and loan shark, fled to Italy rather than risk being locked up. In death, things went a little differently. Martirano's remains stayed locked up in a Toms River crypt for 18 months before they were released last weekend. Grave robbers entered a mausoleum at the Ocean County Memorial Park, broke through two doors and dragged the mobster's coffin 100 feet across the cemetery before abandoning it, Martirano's earthly residue fallen half out of the opened lid, police said.
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November 1, 1996 | For The Inquirer / JIM ROESE
Disguised sixth graders Eric Epps (foreground), Danielle Custer and James Douglas (back, center) march down a hallway at Arcola Intermediate School in Methacton during a Halloween-costume contest. The contest was held yesterday in conjunction with the school's third annual trick-or-treat for UNICEF campaign and a panel of teachers judged the students' efforts in a number of categories. Eric, who was dressed as a crypt-dweller, also sent a message about working conditions.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1996 | By Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
"Move closer! This isn't a Scorpions concert," said the dome-headed front man of Civ to the restless audience in the giant Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden Thursday afternoon. "Come closer" and other humorous variations were the refrains most common to the Warped Tour bands facing the challenge of bringing three-chord punk and hardcore kicking and screaming into a sterile, corporate-sponsored arena rock environment. Young bands like Civ, Down By Law, Face to Face, Blink 182 and Red 5 - as well as the comical, Jackie Gleason-esque antics of the X-Members' large front man - took the challenge and gleefully ran with it. What they lacked in originality, they made up in boundless energy.
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July 17, 2011 | By George Jahn, Associated Press
VIENNA, Austria - Lederhosen-clad Tyrolean guardsmen hoisted Otto von Habsburg's coffin onto their shoulders Saturday, carrying the oldest son of Austria's last emperor to rest in a pomp-filled ceremony evocative of the country's past grandeur as a ruler of much of Europe. Austria shed its imperial past after it lost World War I. But for six hours, the pageantry, color, and ceremony accompanying the Habsburg burial turned downtown Vienna into the imperial city that was once the hub of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1989 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer TV Critic
"The other night here in Los Angeles, we held a private screening of the show," says director Richard Donner. He's on the phone, talking about Tales From the Crypt, HBO's new anthology horror series. "The screening was for our friends - which in L.A. means a bunch of people who are all dying to see you fail. But they screamed, they laughed, they groaned in absolute disgust. It was great. We knew we'd done good work. " Tales From the Crypt, which debuts on cable TV Saturday at 9:30 p.m., features dramatizations of horror stories first published 30 years ago by the legendary E.C. Comics.
NEWS
September 4, 1988 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
They have come for more than 30 years to the crypt where Mother Katharine Drexel is buried. But in recent months, as word has spread of Mother Drexel's progress toward sainthood and of a miraculous cure attributed to her intercession with God, more and more people have been drawn to St. Elizabeth's Convent in Cornwells Heights. As many as 200 a week now come, some in wheelchairs or leaning on canes. And three, comatose, have been carried in so that others could pray for them.
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January 8, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, Staff Writer
With the parade of oddballs, lushes and unpollinated flowers who were limo'd to the door of 'Bachelor' Ben Higgins on last Monday's premiere of "The Bachelor," it's no surprise to Tattle that Ben didn't kiss any of them. Who knows where those women have been? But Ben kept his smoocher shut for another reason: Standards. "It was important for me to set standards on night one," he said. "I knew at the end of the night I was going to have to say goodbye to seven women and I wanted to make sure that I was getting the most out of our time together.
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April 8, 2014 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Concert reviews traditionally concern themselves with the way a show sounds and secondarily with how it looks, but a consideration of Rocket From the Crypt's show at Underground Arts on Friday night must begin with the sense of smell. As the San Diego six-piece took the stage for their first Philadelphia show since 2005, the air was heady with the sense of possibility. But as the band burst into "Light Me" and the crowd began to roil, neither party pausing for long during a 70-minute set, the floor grew slick with spilled drinks and cast-off sweat, and the venue began to take on the odor of an old gym sock.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | Howard Gensler
If you've been dying to feel Elvis' tomb essence, now's your chance. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling the King's original crypt, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month. Elvis was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at Graceland. The original crypt has remained empty ever since. Julien says the winning bidder will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, an inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service.
NEWS
May 29, 2012
Man charged in 4 W. Va. slayings SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man was charged Monday with murder in the deaths of four people - including two young children - whose bodies were found in a wooded part of central West Virginia, authorities said. James Belknap was arrested Monday afternoon and faces four counts of first-degree murder, said West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous. Belknap was arrested at a roadblock not far from a crime scene that Baylous described as "gruesome.
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February 7, 2012 | Staff Report
The Funeral Mass for Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua will be held this afternoon the Basilica Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. A public viewing is now under way at the cathedral and will continue until 1 p.m. The Funeral Mass, which is open to the public, is set for 2 p.m. preceded by a processional starting at 1:40 p.m. Archbishop Charles Chaput will be the lead celebrant of the mass after which the cardinal's remains will be entombed in...
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December 13, 2011 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cardinal John P. Foley, who died Sunday at 76, will be entombed Friday afternoon at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul following a 2 p.m. Funeral Mass. The liturgy, expected to draw national church leaders along with the prelate's many friends, will follow a daylong viewing Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood and a shorter viewing Friday at the cathedral. A longtime priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Foley served locally as a parochial vicar, seminary professor, and editor of the archdiocesan newspaper before leaving for Rome in 1984.
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December 12, 2011 | By David O'Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cardinal John P. Foley, who died Sunday at 76, will be entombed Friday afternoon at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul following a 2 p.m. Funeral Mass. The liturgy, expected to draw national church leaders along with the prelate's many friends, will follow a daylong viewing Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood and a shorter viewing Friday at the cathedral. A longtime priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Foley served locally as a parochial vicar, seminary professor, and editor of the archdiocesan newspaper before leaving for Rome in 1984.
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September 13, 2011 | By Joe Mandak and Kevin Begos, Associated Press
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. - Three caskets of unidentified remains from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 were buried Monday in a private ceremony that filled the air with bagpipes, "Taps," and a three-gun salute. Some family members of the 40 passengers and crew who died on Sept. 11, 2001, faced difficult memories, but they also said they felt a sense of closure. The remains had been maintained in a crypt for 10 years before the interment ceremony at the newly rechristened Flight 93 National Memorial.
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July 17, 2011 | By George Jahn, Associated Press
VIENNA, Austria - Lederhosen-clad Tyrolean guardsmen hoisted Otto von Habsburg's coffin onto their shoulders Saturday, carrying the oldest son of Austria's last emperor to rest in a pomp-filled ceremony evocative of the country's past grandeur as a ruler of much of Europe. Austria shed its imperial past after it lost World War I. But for six hours, the pageantry, color, and ceremony accompanying the Habsburg burial turned downtown Vienna into the imperial city that was once the hub of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
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August 26, 2009 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Melanie Griffith in 'routine' rehab Melanie Griffith, 52, is working on her health, if not her tan, in Utah. Entertainment Tonight and Star mag say Mel, who has long battled drug and alcohol addiction, has checked into the exclusive Cirque Lodge Rehab Facility. A top celeb destination (Lindsay Lohan and Kirsten Dunst love it!) the rehab boasts a sublime mountain view and reportedly costs between $26,000 and $30,000 for a 30-day stay. A rep for the Working Girl star, who has previously rehabbed in 2000 and '88, says Mel's sojourn is no big deal.
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