Its hosted by the Tales from the Crypt, crypt keeper character. A stranger shows up in a small town at night and finds refuge at a hotel, which at the time only has 4 people in it.
From what i remember the stranger character was an immortal of sorts, having lived through many historical periods. He has a cross which he uses to put a green substance on the doors to stop creatures outside from getting inside. The creatures are headed by a character played by Billy Zane.