‘Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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3. Concepts seen in the film are adapted into the TV series Brimstone.

The writers of the theatrical version of Demon Knight, Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, must have had good chemistry working on the screenplay together as it wouldn’t be the last time they’d collaborate on something. A few years after Demon Knight premiered, the pair would team up again to write the 1998 TV series, Brimstone.

Brimstone centered on a former cop named Ezekiel Stone (played by Peter Horton) who sends his wife’s rapist to prison by way of planted evidence. The rapist ends up murdered behind bars, which makes Stone a sinner. So, when Stone is later murdered himself, he goes to Hell for his crimes— but makes a deal with the Devil to return to Earth to recapture 113 demonic souls that had escaped back to the planet.

The interesting part? Stone is only able to dispatch the demons by shooting them in the eyes, the “window to the soul”. Sounds familiar, right? That same concept was used for their version of Demon Knight, as one of many concepts from the movie that ultimately was reused for Brimstone. Considering it’s literally the same writers, I don’t think it counts as a ripoff.

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