Worst & Best Tales from the Crypt Episodes/List

Title: Tales from the Crypt
Genre: US Horror/Fantasy Series
Series: 7
Episodes: 93
Runtime: 22-30 min
First Transmission: 1989-1996
Channel: HBO

Tales from the Crypt is a 1980s American anthology horror TV series based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name.

 

Episode Rankings

 

 

Best Episode [ S3 Ep14 ]

YellowA man branded yellow and condemned to execution by firing squad is told by his father that the bullets have been swapped for blanks.
28 August 1991

 

Worst Episode [ S7 Ep7 ]

The Kidnapper – A young man takes in a pregnant woman and falls in love with her. He becomes jealous when her baby is born so he sets out to get rid of the kid forever.
7 June 1996

 

 

 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 The Man Who Was Death (1989) –
When a prison executioner is laid off, he begins administering his own style of justice to acquitted murder suspects.
#2 And All Through the House (1989) –
When a cheating wife kills her husband for the insurance money, she is unexpectedly subject to an attack by a mental patient dressed as Santa Claus.
#3 Dig That Cat…He’s Real Gone (1989) –
A carnival daredevil can perform death-defying feats after having a cat’s nine lives transplanted into him.
#4 Only Sin Deep (1989) –
A prostitute learns the old adage that beauty is only skin deep.
#5 Lover Come Hack to Me (1989) –
Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.
#6 Collection Completed (1989) –
An elderly retiree is driven crazy by his wife’s obsession for adopting animals.

Series Two

#7 Dead Right (1990) –
A medium tells Cathy that she will meet a man who will inherit a lot of money, and die in a violent way soon after. The medium turns out to be right.
#8 The Switch (1990) –
A wealthy and elderly man subjects himself to a new youth treatment to please his much younger girlfriend.
#9 Cutting Cards (1990) –
Reno and Sam are a pair of hardcore gamblers who challenge each other in a deadly game.
#10 ‘Til Death (1990) –
The landowner of a Caribbean villa woos a woman with a voodoo potion, but he ignores the potion’s warnings.
#11 Three’s a Crowd (1990) –
A married couple enjoys their anniversary. However, the husband is sure his wife is cheating on him.
#12 The Thing from the Grave (1990) –
A murderer learns that love is more powerful than death.
#13 The Sacrifice (1990) –
An insurance agent murders his obnoxious client in a plot to take his money and his wife.
#14 For Cryin’ Out Loud (1990) –
A greedy rock promoter plans to run off with all of the money that was raised from a series of charity benefits – but his conscience pricks him.
#15 Four-Sided Triangle (1990) –
Farmer George is attracted to Mary Jo, the nubile young woman who helps out with the chores. Unfortunately, she’s in love with a scarecrow.
#16 The Ventriloquist’s Dummy (1990) –
A young ventriloquist wants to improve his craft and seeks out help from his old hero.
#17 Judy, You’re Not Yourself Today (1990) –
An elderly witch visits the home of a young vain and eccentric couple and convinces the wife to try on a magic necklace that switches the wife’s body with hers.
#18 Fitting Punishment (1990) –
A funeral home director likes to cut corners but may just come to regret it.
#19 Korman’s Kalamity (1990) –
A cop learns that an illustrator of “Tales from the Crypt” might have the power to make his monstrous creations come to life.
#20 Lower Berth (1990) –
Enoch, the two-faced man, an attraction at a sideshow, falls in love with a 4,000-year-old mummy.
#21 Mute Witness to Murder (1990) –
After witnessing a murder, a woman goes mute.
#22 Television Terror (1990) –
A TV shock journalist gives an on-air tour of an eerie haunted house.
#23 My Brother’s Keeper (1990) –
The bad part of a set of Siamese twins commits murder.
#24 The Secret (1990) –
Theodore is adopted by the Colberts, who are an eccentric rich couple with a very dark secret. They aren’t the only ones.

Series Three

#25 Loved to Death (1991) –
A writer is given a love potion to woo his heart’s desire, but he comes to regret his choice.
#26 Carrion Death (1991) –
An escaped con kills a state trooper, but he is cuffed to him and has to drag his corpse across the desert.
#27 The Trap (1991) –
A man decides to fake his own death to collect the insurance money, but his wife and brother are planning to double-cross him.
#28 Abra Cadaver (1991) –
A prank-playing doctor is set up by his brother with a serum that can mimic death.
#29 Top Billing (1991) –
A struggling actor gets top billing in a production of Hamlet, but all is not what it seems.
#30 Dead Wait (1991) –
A thug who’s working for a plantation owner teams up with the owner’s mistress in order to steal a highly valuable black pearl.
#31 The Reluctant Vampire (1991) –
A vampire eschews the tradition of attacking mortals, satiating his need for blood by working as a night watchman at a blood bank.
#32 Easel Kill Ya (1991) –
An artist has to create increasingly ghoulish works to satisfy his new customer.
#33 Undertaking Palor (1991) –
A group of kids uncover a conspiracy of murder and greed involving the town’s mortician and pharmacist.
#34 Mournin’ Mess (1991) –
A down-on-his-luck reporter uncovers a series of murders involving a secret society.
#35 Split Second (1991) –
A beautiful waitress marries the owner of a lumber camp and then quickly regrets it.
#36 Deadline (1991) –
A struggling alcoholic reporter swears to give up drinking in order to get his old job back, then he meets a woman and the two begin having a fling.
#37 Spoiled (1991) –
Soap opera fanatic Janet starts a steamy affair with the cable guy.
#38 Yellow (1991) –
A man branded yellow and condemned to execution by firing squad is told by his father that the bullets have been swapped for blanks.

Series Four

#39 None But the Lonely Heart (1992) –
A con man finds a wealthy widow but then gets a series of notes that tell him to relent or risk the consequences.
#40 This’ll Kill Ya (1992) –
A scientist decides to get revenge when he suspects that his own lab partners have double-crossed him by purposely injecting him with a deadly experimental virus-cell with no antidote.
#41 On a Deadman’s Chest (1992) –
A rock star gets an unwanted chest tattoo from a mysterious artist of his guitarist’s wife, which seems to have a life of its own and won’t go away even after he murders the object of his hatred.
#42 Seance (1992) –
Two con artists accidentally kill the husband of a blind woman and then hold a seance.
#43 Beauty Rest (1992) –
An aging model resorts to murdering her younger rivals in order to revive her own modelling career.
#44 What’s Cookin’ (1992) –
A couple’s failing restaurant soon gets a huge boost in sales when a mysterious drifter gives them a steak recipe that’s made of human flesh.
#45 The New Arrival (1992) –
An abnormally difficult child tests a psychologist.
#46 Showdown (1992) –
A gunfighter confronts his past.
#47 King of the Road (1992) –
A police officer revives his past life as a street racer.
#48 Maniac at Large (1992) –
A librarian becomes obsessed with a serial killer and believes that she is his next victim.
#49 Split Personality (1992) –
Swindler Jack meets rich twins that show interest in him.
#50 Strung Along (1992) –
An aging puppeteer suspects his much younger wife has a lover.
#51 Werewolf Concerto (1992) –
A group of guests at a hotel suspect that one of them may in fact be a werewolf.
#52 Curiosity Killed (1992) –
A bitter elderly woman discovers that her husband is hiding a youth potion from her.

Series Five

#53 Death of Some Salesmen (1993) –
A con man posing as a salesman knocks on the wrong door.
#54 As Ye Sow (1993) –
A middle-aged businessman suspects that his younger wife is having an extramarital affair.
#55 Forever Ambergris (1993) –
A jaded, has-been photographer plots the demise of his younger, more talented protege.
#56 Food for Thought (1993) –
A psychic clown learns that his wife is having an affair with a fire eater.
#57 People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1993) –
A butter addict and his brother set out to get revenge on an ice cream truck driver who had put him in prison years ago.
#58 Two for the Show (1993) –
A murderous husband and a cop get caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse aboard a train.
#59 House of Horror (1993) –
Three pledges for a fraternity have to pass tests in an old abandoned house.
#60 Well Cooked Hams (1993) –
A young magician kills an elderly rival magician for his grand prop: the box of death.
#61 Creep Course (1993) –
A bookworm is tricked by a jock and her devious Egyptology professor to be the virgin sacrifice to an ancient mummy.
#62 Came the Dawn (1993) –
A lecherous millionaire offers a lift to a beautiful seductress in the middle of nowhere with horrific consequences.
#63 Oil’s Well That Ends Well (1993) –
A con artist and his girlfriend plan to trick some investors into thinking there is oil underneath a cemetery.
#64 Half-Way Horrible (1993) –
A chemical company owner’s sinister past dealings come back to haunt him when he identifies the body of a business associate.
#65 Till Death Do We Part (1993) –
A stud who is involved with a female mob boss begins a forbidden affair with a young waitress and is ordered to kill her himself when the mob boss finds out.

Series Six

#66 Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994) –
A lawyer gets stuck in a strange town where petty crimes are punished gruesomely.
#67 Only Skin Deep (1994) –
A man with a violent history picks up a mysterious masked woman at a
Halloween party, who is even more unstable than he is.
#68 Whirlpool (1994) –
Rolanda experiences the same day over and over.
#69 Operation Friendship (1994) –
A computer nerd is tormented by his imaginary friend after ignoring him for years.
#70 Revenge Is the Nuts (1994) –
Residents at a shelter for the blind turn the tables on their cruel overseer.
#71 The Bribe (1994) –
A fire inspector is forced to take a bribe from a sleazy strip club owner in order to buy a scholarship for his daughter.
#72 The Pit (1994) –
Two martial arts fighters engage into a no holds barred deathmatch.
#73 The Assassin (1994) –
Three CIA agents gave come to kill a rogue agent.
#74 Staired in Horror (1994) –
A fugitive seeks refuge in a decrepit old mansion owned by an elderly woman.
#75 In the Groove (1994) –
A talk radio show host resorts to murder to keep on top.
#76 Surprise Party (1994) –
A man murders his father in order to inherit a house that had burned down years ago, but he is soon to get a nasty surprise.
#77 Doctor of Horror (1995) –
Two bumbling security guards help a mad doctor in his quest to steal the souls from recently dead corpses.
#78 Comes the Dawn (1995) –
While on a trip in Alaska hunting a grizzly bear, two cheating U.S. Army poachers find themselves becoming the hunted when they are stalked by the local vampires.
#79 99 & 44/100% Pure Horror (1995) –
A narcissistic young artist goes on a psychotic rampage when her husband fires her.
#80 You, Murderer (1995) –
A morbid homage to film-noir.

Series Seven

#81 Fatal Caper (1996) –
An elderly rich man, adds a stipulation in his will stating that his two sons must find their long-lost brother or risk having their own inheritance.
#82Last Respects (1996) –
Three sisters discover a monkey’s paw.
#83 A Slight Case of Murder (1996) –
A game of cat and mouse ensues between a jealous lover and his wife.
#84 Escape (1996) –
During World War II, two Germans, a traitor and the man he had betrayed are trapped in a British prison camp, where they must work together as a team in order to escape.
#85 Horror in the Night (1996) –
A jewel thief hides out in a hotel after being shot and meets a beautiful woman that only he can see.
#86 Cold War (1996) –
Cammy and Ford are two lovers on the wrong side of the law, but Cammy wants out.
#87 Kidnapper (1996) –
A simple young man takes in a homeless pregnant woman and falls in love with her, but he becomes jealous when her child is born – it needs to go!
#88 Report from the Grave (1996) –
A young man becomes obsessed with resurrecting his dead wife at any cost.
#89 Smoke Wrings (1996) –
A young man with a strange device is hired into an advertising company by an esteemed executive.
#90 About Face (1996) –
A corrupt Victorian priest finds that he has two daughters, a beautiful one and a deformed one.
#91 Confession (1996) –
A screenwriter is the prime suspect when a serial killer is on the rampage, decapitating females in the city.
#92 Ear Today… Gone Tomorrow (1996) –
A gambling safecracker with slight hearing loss finds that he has the auditory system of an owl.
#93 The Third Pig (1996) –
An animated horror version of the Three Little Pigs story.