SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This December, make a resolution to join the Cryptkeeper for FEARnet's first-ever New Year's Shockin' Eve "Tales from the Crypt" Marathon from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. ET/3 p.m.-3 a.m. PT on Monday, December 31.
The marathon is hosted by the Cryptkeeper, himself, in exclusive all-new interstitial content for the first time in 15 years. See the cool ghoul take a blast through the past, decomposing the best of the '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s, on his way to welcoming in 2013. Who needs Ryan Seacrest when you can watch the old year die a slow, painful death on the Cryptkeeper's very own countdown clock? And all night long viewers can take part in an interactive "Would You Rather?" poll, available on FEARnet.com, where they can answer questions based on the episodes they are watching in special segments dubbed "Cryptkeeper's Conundrums."
The holiday spooktacular highlights 24 terrifying "Tales" such as "And All Through the House" (6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT) the fan-favorite story of a murderous woman terrorized by a maniacal Santa Claus; "Dead Wait" (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT) directed by genre master Tobe Hooper and starring Whoopi Goldberg as a backstabbing voodoo priestess; "None But the Lonely Heart" (3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT) Tom Hanks' directorial debut about a nefarious gold digger who may have finally been found out; and the Emmy-nominated "Yellow" (2:30 a.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT), directed by Robert Zemeckis and boasting a star-studded cast helmed by Kirk Douglas, Dan Aykroyd and Lance Henriksen, about a demanding father who tries to give his cowardly son one last shot at honor in WWI.
In conjunction with the New Year's Shockin' Eve Marathon, FEARnet fans will be able to enter the "Cryptkeeper's New Year's Shockin' Eve" Sweepstakes beginning at 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT on December 31, until 7:59 p.m. ET/4: 59 p.m. PT on January 1. The prize pack includes a Sony portable DVD player, "Tales from the Crypt" DVDs, t-shirt and pint glass. Information regarding the sweepstakes can be found at fearnet.com/shows/tales-crypt.
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