Top 50 Tales from the Crypt Episodes

by Protecious | created - 02 Mar 2014 | updated - 02 Mar 2014 | Public

This is my favorite 50 Episodes of the great show Tales from the Crypt, also in my opinion season 5 was the best season.

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1. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Television Terror (1990)

Not Rated | 21 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A TV shock journalist gives an on-air tour of an eerie haunted house.

Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: Morton Downey Jr., Dorothy Parke, Peter Van Norden, John Kassir

Votes: 785

2. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: What's Cookin' (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Married couple Fred and Erma's restaurant has seen better days. But things change once a stranger walks in, with a rather unique steak recipe...

Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Bess Armstrong, Art LaFleur, Meat Loaf

Votes: 732

3. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Fitting Punishment (1990)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

When funeral director Ezra Thornberry gets his very polite young nephew Bobby as a roommate, he eventually learns his rude harsh behavior towards him could be fatal.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Moses Gunn, Jon Clair, Teddy Wilson, John Kassir

Votes: 661

4. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The New Arrival (1992)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An abnormally difficult child tests a psychologist.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: David Warner, Joan Severance, Zelda Rubinstein, Twiggy

Votes: 587

5. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Death of Some Salesmen (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A conniving con-man posing as a salesman gets more than he bargained for when he comes knocks at the door of the wrong family.

Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Tim Curry, Ed Begley Jr., Yvonne De Carlo, John Kassir

Votes: 647

6. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Top Billing (1991)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An unattractive and unlucky actor can't get a role because of his looks. His agent and girlfriend leave him. But he doesn't intend to give up - he wants the role of Hamlet.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Bruce Boxleitner, John Astin, Louise Fletcher

Votes: 627

7. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Abra Cadaver (1991)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother whose cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Beau Bridges, Tony Goldwyn, Tom Wright, John Kassir

Votes: 688

8. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: And All Through the House (1989)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is on the loose.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: John Kassir, Mary Ellen Trainor, Larry Drake, Marshall Bell

Votes: 1,359

9. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Ventriloquist's Dummy (1990)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Amateur ventriloquist Billy Goldman learns that being a ventriloquist might not be the best career for him.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Don Rickles, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Kassir, Shelley Taylor Morgan

Votes: 789

10. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: House of Horror (1993)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Three pledges for a fraternity on probation run by a soft-spoken leader and his two sidekicks are visited by a beautiful young sorority gal, who is looking for a frat to pledge her own ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Gale | Stars: Keith Coogan, Michael DeLuise, Courtney Gains, Brian Krause

Votes: 499

11. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Creep Course (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A bookworm is tricked by a jock and her devious Egyptology professor to be the virgin sacrifice to an ancient mummy in the teachers basment.

Director: Jeffrey Boam | Stars: Jeffrey Jones, Anthony Michael Hall, Nina Siemaszko, John Kassir

Votes: 423

12. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1993)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A hot-tempered convict with a butter addiction tries to get revenge, with the help of his mentally challenged brother, on the ice cream trucker who was responsible for his arrest, unaware the driver also has a dark secret too.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Bill Paxton, Lainie Kazan, Brad Dourif, Michael Lerner

Votes: 524

13. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Secret (1990)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Orphan boy Theodore is adopted by the Colberts, who are an eccentric rich couple with a very dark secret. They aren't the only ones.

Director: J. Michael Riva | Stars: Larry Drake, Grace Zabriskie, Mike Simmrin, Georgann Johnson

Votes: 584

14. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Two for the Show (1993)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A man murders his beautiful younger wife when she threatens to leave him. He then packs her body in a big suitcase and boards a train, where he is stalked by an inquisitive detective.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: David Paymer, Vincent Spano, Traci Lords, John Kassir

Votes: 446

15. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Dead Right (1990)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Cathy wants a rich and successful life, and fast. She visits a medium who tells her she will meet a man who will inherit a lot of money, and die in a violent way soon after. When she meets grossly overweight Charlie who informs her of his rich relatives, she promptly marries him. As it turns out, the medium is always right.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Demi Moore, Jeffrey Tambor, Natalija Nogulich, Troy Evans

Votes: 943

16. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Trap (1991)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Indebted unhappy married couple, Lou and Irene, commit a life insurance fraud. Lou's brother Billy helps him fake his death and leave for Mexico. But Irene and Billy fall in love and when Lou returns, they claim they don't know him.

Director: Michael J. Fox | Stars: Teri Garr, Bruno Kirby, Bruce McGill, James Tolkan

Votes: 652

17. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Split Second (1991)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A beautiful waitress marries the owner of a lumber camp and then quickly starts to realize that he is not what she really wants.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Brion James, Michelle Johnson, Billy Wirth, John Kassir

Votes: 647

18. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Yellow (1991)

Not Rated | 37 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eric Douglas, Lance Henriksen, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 791

19. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Strung Along (1992)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An aging puppeteer suspects his much younger wife has a lover.

Director: Kevin Yagher | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Charbonneau, Zach Galligan, John Kassir

Votes: 466

20. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Four-Sided Triangle (1990)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Farmer George is attracted to Mary Jo, the nubile young woman who helps out with the chores. The problem is... she's in love with a scarecrow.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Chelcie Ross, Susan Blommaert, John Kassir

Votes: 738

21. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Came the Dawn (1993)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A lecherous millionaire offers a lift to a beautiful seductress in the middle of nowhere with horrific consequences.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Brooke Shields, Perry King, Michael J. Pollard, Valerie Wildman

Votes: 412

22. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Undertaking Palor (1991)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Four boys find out that the local undertaker and a pharmacist are in cahoots to murder rich locals and profit from their funerals.

Director: Michael Thau | Stars: John Glover, Graham Jarvis, Aron Eisenberg, Scott Fults

Votes: 526

23. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Doctor of Horror (1995)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A Mad Doctor enlists the help of two security guards in a morgue in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the human soul.

Director: Larry Wilson | Stars: Hank Azaria, Travis Tritt, Ben Stein, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 347

24. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Korman's Kalamity (1990)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A cop learns that an illustrator of "Tales from the Crypt" might have the power to make his monstrous creations come to life due to his shrewish wife.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Harry Anderson, Cynthia Gibb, Colleen Camp, John Kassir

Votes: 625

25. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: My Brother's Keeper (1990)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Siamese twins, one timid and kind-hearted and the other reckless and sadistic, must make a decision on whether or not to allow a experimental surgery to have them sepearated even doe one of them doesn't to be split from the other.

Director: Peter S. Seaman | Stars: Timothy Stack, Jonathan Stark, Jessica Harper, Ron Orbach

Votes: 595

26. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Reluctant Vampire (1991)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A good natured vampire takes a more novel approach to satisfying his blood lust with his chosen undercover employment.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Sandra Dickinson, George Wendt, Michael Berryman

Votes: 618

27. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Assassin (1994)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A happy housewife is pitted against three CIA agents, who have come to kill her husband, a supposed rogue agent.

Director: Martin von Haselberg | Stars: Shelley Hack, Chelsea Field, Jonathan Banks, Marshall R. Teague

Votes: 397

28. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Forever Ambergris (1993)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A jaded, has-been photographer plots the demise of his younger, talented protégé when they go on assignment in Central America.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Steve Buscemi, Paul Dooley, Marshall Bell

Votes: 497

29. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Cutting Cards (1990)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Reno and Sam are a pair of hardcore gamblers who don't play for fun. They challenge each other in a simple game of cards, and the end result could be deadlier then they could've ever bargained for.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Kevin Tighe, John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith

Votes: 941

30. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Carrion Death (1991)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A sadistic serial killer has unforeseen complications when pursued by a determined motorcycle cop in a barren desert.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, George DelHoyo, John Kassir

Votes: 715

31. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: As Ye Sow (1993)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Wealthy and successful middle-aged businessman Leo Burns suspects that his much younger wife Bridget is having an extramarital affair. Leo hires sleazy private investigator G.G. Devoe to find out the identity of Bridget's lover.

Director: Kyle MacLachlan | Stars: Hector Elizondo, Patsy Kensit, John Shea, Adam West

Votes: 423

32. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Food for Thought (1993)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A psychic clown and part-time cook who abuses his assistant and wife learns that she is having an affair with a fire eater and plans to runs off with him.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Ernie Hudson, Joan Chen, John Laughlin, Phil Fondacaro

Votes: 388

33. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Werewolf Concerto (1992)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An Agatha Christie-style mystery sees the inhabitants of a remote hotel terrorized by rumors of a werewolf prowling the area. Not to fear, as a self-appointed werewolf hunter is amongst them. But might he have a dark secret of his own?

Director: Steve Perry | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Dennis Farina, Walter Gotell, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 499

34. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Man Who Was Death (1989)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

After the death penalty is abolished, an executioner continues his former job through freelancing...

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: William Sadler, J.W. Smith, Roy Brocksmith, David Wohl

Votes: 1,252

35. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone (1989)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A bum displays his ability to resurrect himself.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: John Kassir, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Wuhl, Kathleen York

Votes: 1,059

36. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Staired in Horror (1994)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Fugitive Clyde is on the lam from an angry mob. He seeks refuge in a decrepit old mansion owned by an elderly woman. Unbeknownst to Clyde, said creepy abode has an unusual curse attached to it.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Rachel Ticotin, R. Lee Ermey, John Kassir

Votes: 380

37. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Split Personality (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A swindler, Jack loves money and... twins. One day he meets rich twins that show interest in him.

Director: Joel Silver | Stars: Joe Pesci, Jacqueline Alexandra Citron, Kristen Amber Citron, Burt Young

Votes: 561

38. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Switch (1990)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A wealthy and elderly man subjects himself to a revolutionary new treatment in order to please his gold-digger girlfriend. Unfortunately becoming young again turns out to be very expensive.

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger | Stars: William Hickey, Rick Rossovich, Kelly Preston, Roy Brocksmith

Votes: 977

39. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Well Cooked Hams (1993)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A ruthless young magician kills an elderly rival magician for his grand prop: the box of death.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Martin Sheen, Billy Zane, Maryam d'Abo, John Kassir

Votes: 391

40. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Oil's Well That Ends Well (1993)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A duo of con artists try to take the jackpot when tricking a group of southern investors into thinking there's a large amount of oil under an isolated cemetery.

Director: Paul Abascal | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Priscilla Presley, Noble Willingham, Alan Ruck

Votes: 394

41. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: King of the Road (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A life on the edge hot rodder named Billy comes to town run by Sheriff Garrett, he immediately dates and romances his daughter with ulterior motives linked to Garrett's past, for which he ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Raymond J. Barry, Brad Pitt, Michelle Bronson, Jack Kehler

Votes: 523

42. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Loved to Death (1991)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

In Los Angeles, the aspirant screenwriter Edward Foster from Indiana has a crush on his neighbor Miranda Singer. However, the bimbo Miranda is an aspirant actress and gold digger and does ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Mariel Hemingway, David Hemmings, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 613

43. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Mute Witness to Murder (1990)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Young woman Suzy looks out of the window of her apartment and witnesses a man murdering a woman in the apartment directly across from hers. Suzy is so traumatized by what she sees that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Simpson | Stars: Richard Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Reed Birney, Kristine Nielsen

Votes: 570

44. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Operation Friendship (1994)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

When a talented but meek computer programmer hits it off with his cute female neighbor, his cocky imaginary friend insidiously turns on him fearing that he won't be needed anymore.

Director: Roland Mesa | Stars: Tate Donovan, Michelle Burke, John Caponera, Peter Dobson

Votes: 353

45. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Confession (1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Evans, a sly horror screenwriter suspected in a series of grisly murders of women whose heads were taken by the killer as trophies, is interrogated by Jack Lynch, a clever hardboiled homicide detective whom every cop idolizes.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Ciarán Hinds, Alun Armstrong, John Benfield

Votes: 288

46. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Only Skin Deep (1994)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A violent, hot-tempered man goes to a Halloween party hosted by his ex-wife, where he meets a mysterious but beautiful masked woman who needs more help than he does.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Peter Onorati, Sherrie Rose, Stephen Liska, Diane DiLascio

Votes: 447

47. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An unscrupulous ambulance-chasing lawyer gets stuck in a strange town for moving violations, and soon learns that the punishment for even petty crimes in the town comes with a gruesome result.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Peter MacNicol, Joseph Maher, John Kassir

Votes: 416

48. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Comes the Dawn (1995)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Colonel Parker and Sergeant Burrows, two ex-soldiers with a murky past, arrive in the Alaskan wilderness to do some illegal hunting. They get a local girl called Jeri Drumbeater, Parker's ... See full summary »

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Bruce Payne, Vivian Wu, Susan Tyrrell, Michael Ironside

Votes: 343

49. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: You, Murderer (1995)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy