I'm glad this wasn't picked up as a series. Despite one or two good moments and fairly good camerawork, the stories are clumsy, dull, and the material seems like something that's been chewed a million times. Hamill's performance stands out as hands down the best one, but I'd still recommend this to only horror completionists, who want to watch everything that Carpenter and Hooper have made.
I liked the first installment (for the most part), the second had a few chuckles, the last one is the most derivative and therefore, the least essential. This is obviously Showtime's attempt to cash in on the success of HBO's 'Tales From The Crypt', with Carpenter himself playing a poor man's version of the Cryptkeeper. I can't really recommend it as the material feels second rate
I'm so glad when I see Carpenter's camera rolling. Never bothered with this TV one, but oh I'm glad I did. First you see all the gang coming together : Wes Craven playing a weirdo, Sam Raimi the employee of the month, John Carpenter himself introducing the stories (made me think of Stephen King playing so well in Creepshow), Stacy Keach playing comedy for Caprenter. It's a joy ! A must for fans.