Worst & Best Tales from the Crypt Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: US Horror/Fantasy Series
Series: 7
Episodes: 93
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.

Because the series was aired on HBO, a premium cable television channel, the series was allowed to have full freedom from censorship by network standards and practices. Hence, it includes content that had not appeared in most television series up to that time, such as graphic violence, profanity, sexual activity and nudity. Episodes are edited for such content when broadcast in syndication or on basic cable. The final season was filmed in Britain, resulting in episodes which revolved around British characters.


Best Episode ( S3 Ep14 )

Yellow – The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it’s the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn’t want to be in the army anymore and asks his father, General Kalthrob, for a discharge. His father refuses but says he will transfer him to the rear if he leads a patrol to the German lines and fix the broken communication line. When he proves himself to be a coward, his father orders a court-martial with the penalty of death by firing squad.

28 August 1991

IMdb Score [8.4]



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

IMdb Score [5.4]




Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.


Season One

The Man Who Was Death (1989)

And All Through the House (1989)

Dig That Cat…He’s Real Gone (1989)

Only Sin Deep (1989)

Lover Come Hack to Me (1989)

Collection Completed (1989)


Season Two

Dead Right (1990)

The Switch (1990)

Cutting Cards (1990)

‘Til Death (1990)

Three’s a Crowd (1990)

The Thing from the Grave (1990)

The Sacrifice (1990)

For Cryin’ Out Loud (1990)

Four-Sided Triangle (1990)

The Ventriloquist’s Dummy (1990)

Judy, You’re Not Yourself Today (1990)

Fitting Punishment (1990)

Korman’s Kalamity (1990)

Lower Berth (1990)

Mute Witness to Murder (1990)

Television Terror (1990)

My Brother’s Keeper (1990)

The Secret (1990)


Season Three

Loved to Death (1991)

Carrion Death (1991)

The Trap (1991)

Abra Cadaver (1991)

Top Billing (1991)

Dead Wait (1991)

The Reluctant Vampire (1991)

Easel Kill Ya (1991)

Undertaking Palor (1991)

Mournin’ Mess (1991)

Split Second (1991)

Deadline (1991)

Spoiled (1991)

Yellow (1991)


Season Four

None But the Lonely Heart (1992)

This’ll Kill Ya (1992)

On a Deadman’s Chest (1992)

Seance (1992)

Beauty Rest (1992)

What’s Cookin’ (1992)

The New Arrival (1992)

Showdown (1992)

King of the Road (1992)

Maniac at Large (1992)

Split Personality (1992)

Strung Along (1992)

Werewolf Concerto (1992)

Curiosity Killed (1992)


Season Five

Death of Some Salesmen (1993)

As Ye Sow (1993)

Forever Ambergris (1993)

Food for Thought (1993)

People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1993)

Two for the Show (1993)

House of Horror (1993)

Well Cooked Hams (1993)

Creep Course (1993)

Came the Dawn (1993)

Oil’s Well That Ends Well (1993)

Half-Way Horrible (1993)

Till Death Do We Part (1993)



Season Six

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994)

Only Skin Deep (1994)

Whirlpool (1994)

Operation Friendship (1994)

Revenge Is the Nuts (1994)

The Bribe (1994)

The Pit (1994)

The Assassin (1994)

Staired in Horror (1994)

In the Groove (1994)

Surprise Party (1994)

Doctor of Horror (1995)

Comes the Dawn (1995)

99 & 44/100% Pure Horror (1995)

You, Murderer (1995)


Season Seven

Fatal Caper (1996)

Last Respects (1996)

A Slight Case of Murder (1996)

Escape (1996)

Horror in the Night (1996)

Cold War (1996)

Kidnapper (1996)

Report from the Grave (1996)

Smoke Wrings (1996)

About Face (1996)

Confession (1996)

Ear Today… Gone Tomorrow (1996)

The Third Pig (1996)