List of Tales from the Crypt episodes

The following is a list of episodes for the television series Tales from the Crypt, which aired from 1989–1996 for seven seasons. There were a total of 93 episodes and three feature-length films.

Series overviewEdit

Tales from the Crypt series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16June 10, 1989June 28, 1989
218April 21, 1990July 31, 1990
314June 15, 1991August 28, 1991
414June 27, 1992September 16, 1992
513October 2, 1993December 8, 1993
615October 31, 1994January 25, 1995
713April 19, 1996July 19, 1996


Season 1 (1989)Edit

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11"The Man Who Was Death"Crypt of Terror #17 (#1)Walter HillRobert Reneau and Walter HillJune 10, 1989 (June 10, 1989)

A prison executioner named Niles Talbot (William Sadler) is laid off from his job and begins administering his own style of justice to acquitted murder suspects. He gets caught and soon after that, is executed by his former colleagues.

Also starring Gerrit Graham and Roy Brocksmith.
22"And All Through the House"Vault of Horror #35 (#24)Robert ZemeckisFred DekkerJune 10, 1989 (June 10, 1989)
A greedy philandering wife (Mary Ellen Trainor) kills her second husband (Marshall Bell) for his insurance money. Upon getting rid of the body, she is unexpectedly attacked by a hideous escaped mental patient (Larry Drake) dressed as Santa Claus who has been going around killing women. She soon realizes that her own young daughter is in complete danger from within the horrific situation.
33"Dig That Cat… He's Real Gone"Haunt of Fear #21Richard DonnerTerry BlackJune 10, 1989 (June 10, 1989)

A carnival daredevil (Joe Pantoliano) is buried alive for his grand finale. Through flashbacks, he tells the viewers on how he was formerly a homeless man who had undergone a doctor's experiment in order to transfer a cat's nine lives into him. He suddenly remembers that he forgot that he only has eight lives, because the cat had to die the first time. However, it's too late.

Also starring Robert Wuhl.
44"Only Sin Deep"Haunt of Fear #24Howard DeutchFred DekkerJune 14, 1989 (June 14, 1989)
A young self-obsessed prostitute (Lea Thompson) "sells" her looks to a voodoo-dabbling pawnbroker (Britt Leach) so that she can use the money in order to snag a rich bachelor (Brett Cullen), but she soon regrets it four months later when her own face begins to shockingly and unexpectedly age at an accelerated rate.
55"Lover Come Hack to Me"Haunt of Fear #19Tom HollandMichael McDowellJune 21, 1989 (June 21, 1989)
A newlywed couple (Amanda Plummer and Stephen Shellen) retreats to the mansion of the wife's aunt in which the husband plans to kill her for her inheritance, but he soon learns that his wife's family has a dark past and that the wife herself is not who she seems to be.
66"Collection Completed"Vault of Horror #25 (#14)Mary LambertBattle Davis & Randolph Davis and A. Whitney BrownJune 28, 1989 (June 28, 1989)
An uptight elderly man (M. Emmet Walsh) retires and soon discovers his wife's (Audra Lindley) obsession with adopting animals into their home, leading him to use the animals for a hobby of his own.

Season 2 (1990)Edit

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71"Dead Right"Shock SuspenStories #6Howard DeutchAndy WolkApril 21, 1990 (April 21, 1990)

A gold-digging secretary (Demi Moore) follows the advice of a fortune teller (Natalia Nogulich) and marries a slob of a man (Jeffrey Tambor) after being told that he will die shortly after inheriting a large sum of money, but the fortune teller's prediction comes true in a way that the gold-digger herself does not see coming.

Also starring Kate Hodge and Linda Cohn.
82"The Switch"Tales from the Crypt #45Arnold SchwarzeneggerRichard Tuggle and Michael TaavApril 21, 1990 (April 21, 1990)

A rich elderly bachelor (William Hickey) wants to impress a young woman (Kelly Preston) and meets up with a doctor who helps him switch his body with a younger man (Rick Rossovich). He realizes his mistake at the very end.

Also starring Ian Abercrombie, Mark Pellegrino and Roy Brocksmith. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who directed this episode, appears in the cold open with the Cryptkeeper introducing the story.
93"Cutting Cards"Tales from the Crypt #32Walter HillMae WoodsApril 21, 1990 (April 21, 1990)

Two rival gamblers (Lance Henriksen and Kevin Tighe) face off in a series of gruesome games in order to see on who'll leave town when all is said and done.

Also starring Roy Brocksmith.
104"'Til Death"Vault of Horror #28Chris WalasJeri BarchilonApril 24, 1990 (April 24, 1990)

A land owner (D. W. Moffett) woos a haughty rich woman (Pamela Gien) with a potion from a voodoo priestess (Janet Hubert) that contains a deadly warning. Things go awry when he does not heed said warning.

Also starring Aubrey Morris.
115"Three's a Crowd"Shock SuspenStories #11David Burton MorrisKim Steven KetelsenMay 1, 1990 (May 1, 1990)
A down-on-their-luck couple (Gavan O'Herlihy and Ruth de Sosa) are invited to a cabin owned by their wealthy former best man (Paul Lieber), but the unstable husband is convinced that his wife is having an affair. He finds that he was wrong about many things, towards the end of the show.
126"The Thing From the Grave"Tales from the Crypt #22Fred DekkerFred DekkerMay 8, 1990 (May 8, 1990)
A supermodel (Teri Hatcher) and her photographer (Kyle Secor) fall in love. When the model's abusive boyfriend (Miguel Ferrer) learns of their affair, he sets out to kill the two of them. However, he soon gets a nasty surprise as love proves to be quite very strong, even in death itself.
137"The Sacrifice"Shock SuspenStories #10Richard GreenbergRoss ThomasMay 15, 1990 (May 15, 1990)
An insurance agent (Kevin Kilner) kills his obnoxious client (Don Hood) in a plot to take his money and his wife (Kim Delaney). He soon finds out however that this will be quite very difficult for him when someone (Michael Ironside) shows up to blackmail him for the murder.
148"For Cryin' Out Loud"Shock SuspenStories #15Jeffrey PricePeter S. SeamanMay 22, 1990 (May 22, 1990)

A greedy rock promoter (Lee Arenberg) plans to run off with all of the donation money that was raised and accumulated from within a series of "Save the Amazon rainforest" charity benefit concerts, but things unexpectedly get complicated when it turns out that his hearing problems were nothing more than his own hidden conscience (voiced by Sam Kinison). To make matters worse, a greedy banker (Katey Sagal) soon blackmails the promoter. He has to get rid of her and then confesses his mistakes to a cop.

Also starring Iggy Pop as himself.
159"Four-Sided Triangle"Shock SuspenStories #17Tom HollandJames TugendMay 29, 1990 (May 29, 1990)

A young farmhand (Patricia Arquette) suffers a head injury and soon believes in a delusional state that a scarecrow is her lover.

Also starring Chelcie Ross and Susan Blommaert as her abusive employers, one of whom also tries to have an affair with the pretty farmhand.
1610"The Ventriloquist's Dummy"Tales from the Crypt #28Richard DonnerFrank DarabontJune 5, 1990 (June 5, 1990)
A young ventriloquist (Bobcat Goldthwait) wants to improve his craft and seeks out help from his old hero (Don Rickles), but he soon finds out about his own hidden secret.
1711"Judy, You're Not Yourself Today"Tales from the Crypt #25Randa HainesScott NimerfroJune 12, 1990 (June 12, 1990)
An elderly witch (Frances Bay) posing as a cosmetic salesman visits the home of a young vain and eccentric couple (Brian Kerwin and Carol Kane) and convinces the wife to try on a magic necklace that switches the wife's body with hers.
1812"Fitting Punishment"Vault of Horror #16Jack SholderJonathan David Kahn & Don ManciniJune 19, 1990 (June 19, 1990)
A funeral home director (Moses Gunn) cuts corners when it comes to his own line of work. Following a tragic car crash, he is made the legal guardian of his teenage nephew (Jon Clair). The nephew is eventually made as an apprentice mortician in order to earn his room and board and soon comes to resent the mean-spirited behavior and stinginess of his uncle. For the uncle, it may come full circle when he quotes the Bible often.
1913"Korman's Kalamity"Tales from the Crypt #31Rowdy HerringtonTerry BlackJune 26, 1990 (June 26, 1990)

An employee of the Tales from the Crypt comic (Harry Anderson) is put-upon by his shrewish wife (Colleen Camp) to take potent fertility pills. After a series of weird and bizarre monster attacks, an attractive policewoman (Cynthia Gibb), saved from a rapist (Richard Schiff) via a monster that had suddenly and unexpectedly emerged from a washing machine interrogates the cartoonist, believing that he is somehow making his stories come true. The cartoonist must figure out the cause of the threat while also struggling with his own personal feelings for the policewoman.

Tom Woodruff Jr. performs the utility monsters.

The Cryptkeeper makes a reference to Tales from the Crypt starting out as a magazine at the beginning of the episode.
2014"Lower Berth"Tales from the Crypt #33Kevin YagherFred DekkerJuly 3, 1990 (July 3, 1990)

A two-faced circus sideshow freak (Jeff Yagher) falls in love with a 4000-year-old mummy which is said to be cursed.

Also starring Lewis Arquette, Stefan Gierasch, and Mark Rolston as his abusive captors.
2115"Mute Witness to Murder"Crypt of Terror #18Jim SimpsonNancy DoyneJuly 10, 1990 (July 10, 1990)
After witnessing a brutal murder, a woman (Patricia Clarkson) goes mute and is cared for by a psychiatrist (Richard Thomas) who had committed the murder himself and soon finds out that this woman had witnessed the murder (and wants the woman to be silenced forever).
2216"Television Terror"Haunt of Fear #17Charlie PicerniRandall JahnsonJuly 17, 1990 (July 17, 1990)
A tabloid news show host (Morton Downey, Jr.) and his camera crew investigate an abandoned house which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who had killed seven men. The host and the crew get more than they bargained for when a chain of supernatural happenings indeed begin taunting and haunting them. All of this is aired on live TV.
2317"My Brother's Keeper"Shock SuspenStories #16Peter S. SeamanJeffrey PriceJuly 24, 1990 (July 24, 1990)

The relationship between Siamese twin brothers (Timothy Stack and Jonathan Stark) becomes strained when the good twin doesn't want to be separated from the bad twin. When the latter resorts to murder, the former finally changes his mind.

Also starring Jessica Harper.
2418"The Secret"Haunt of Fear #24J. Michael RivaDoug RonningJuly 31, 1990 (July 31, 1990)

A 12-year-old young orphan (Mike Simmrin) is adopted by a rich childless couple (William Frankfather and Grace Zabriskie) who harbor a dark secret. However, the couple themselves do not realize that the young orphan too has a dark secret of his own.

Also stars Larry Drake, Georgann Johnson, Stella Hall, and Gary Schwartz as the voice of the werewolf.

Season 3 (1991)Edit

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251"Loved to Death"Tales From The Crypt #25Tom MankiewiczJoe MinionJune 15, 1991 (June 15, 1991)

A writer (Andrew McCarthy) has a neighbor (Mariel Hemingway) who is his own object of personal desire. He is aided by his landlord (David Hemmings) who gives him a love potion. He finally gains over the woman's affections, only to regret his choice after the woman's obsessive love and their torrid affair becomes too much for him to take and handle.

Also starring Kathleen Freeman as the next door neighbor.
262"Carrion Death"Shock SuspenStories #9Steven E. de SouzaSteven E. de SouzaJune 15, 1991 (June 15, 1991)
An escaped con (Kyle MacLachlan) who is running for the Mexican border ends up killing a state trooper (George Del Hoyo), but in the process is cuffed to him (after he has swallowed the key) and has to drag the heavy corpse across the desert to freedom whilst being stalked by a hungry vulture.
273"The Trap"Shock SuspenStories #18Michael J. FoxScott AlexanderJune 15, 1991 (June 15, 1991)

A scheming jerk (Bruce McGill) who cannot hold down a job and is verbally and physically abusive to his wife (Teri Garr) hatches a plan to fake his own death and collect his life insurance money, unaware that both his long-suffering wife and brother (Bruno Kirby) are planning to double-cross him.

Michael J. Fox, who directed this episode, plays the prosecutor, and James Tolkan plays a policeman investigating the "murder scene".
284"Abra Cadaver"Tales from the Crypt #37 (As Dead Right!)Stephen HopkinsJim BirgeJune 19, 1991 (June 19, 1991)

A doctor (Tony Goldwyn) who plays too many pranks soon finds out that revenge can be a harrowing event when his brother (Beau Bridges) (also a doctor) makes him the guinea pig of a new serum that mimics death.

Note: Based on the story "Dead Right!" renamed for television
295"Top Billing"The Vault of Horror #39Todd HollandMyles BerkowitzJune 26, 1991 (June 26, 1991)

A struggling actor (Jon Lovitz) kills off his competition (Bruce Boxleitner) in order to secure a part in a strange production of Hamlet, only to discover that the actors are escaped mental patients (and criminals) and that instead he's to play the part of the long-deceased Yorick -- for real.

Also starring John Astin, Paul Benedict, Kimmy Robertson, Louise Fletcher, and Sandra Bernhard.
306"Dead Wait"The Vault of Horror #23Tobe HooperGilbert AdlerJuly 3, 1991 (July 3, 1991)

A thug (James Remar) who's working for a plantation owner (John Rhys-Davies) teams up with the owner's mistress (Vanity) in order to steal a highly valuable black pearl. He later double-crosses the mistress only to be double-crossed himself by a mysterious priestess.

Also starring Whoopi Goldberg as the mysterious priestess who also appears as herself in the outro being interviewed by the Crypt Keeper.
317"The Reluctant Vampire"The Vault of Horror #20Elliot SilversteinTerry BlackJuly 10, 1991 (July 10, 1991)

A vampire (Malcolm McDowell) eschews the tradition of attacking mortals, satiating his need for blood by working as a night watchman at a blood bank, but the owner (George Wendt) soon realizes that his own business is being sucked dry and warns of bankruptcy. The vampire must return to his old ways in order to replete his "embezzlement", so he tries to solve his quandary by attacking dangerous criminals, all whilst struggling with the romantic advances of a cute secretary (Sandra Dickinson).

Also starring Michael Berryman and Paul Gleason.
328"Easel Kill Ya"The Vault of Horror #31John HarrisonLarry WilsonJuly 17, 1991 (July 17, 1991)
An artist (Tim Roth) who can't seem to sell any of his work soon encounters a mysterious collector of morbid artwork (William Atherton), but he has to keep producing ghoulish artworks in order to satisfy his new customer, which soon leads him down a dark and dangerous path.
339"Undertaking Palor"Tales From The Crypt #39Michael ThauRon FinleyJuly 24, 1991 (July 24, 1991)
A group of young local kids (Jason Marsden, Scott Fults, Aron Eisenberg, and Jonathan Ke Quan), aspiring to be horror filmmakers, break into the local mortuary in order to see a real dead body. However, they soon stumble upon a sinister conspiracy of murder and greed involving the town's pharmacist (Graham Jarvis) and a local mortician (John Glover), in which the boys themselves plan to expose by taking the law into their own hands and film evidence of the mortician's murderous dealings, all whilst the situation itself becomes quite very personal for one of the boys as he seeks to avenge his late father, who had died in the past from poisoned asthma medicine.
3410"Mournin' Mess"Tales From The Crypt #38Manny CotoManny CotoJuly 31, 1991 (July 31, 1991)

A down-on-his-luck reporter (Steven Weber), who is currently investigating several bizarre homeless murders, soon discovers that the murders themselves may in fact be related to an organization called the Grateful Homeless Outcasts and Unwanted Layaway Society (G.H.O.U.L.S.), whose charitable façade hides a horrific secret.

Also starring Rita Wilson, Ally Walker, and Vincent Schiavelli.
3511"Split Second"Shock SuspenStories #4Russell MulcahyRichard Christian MathesonAugust 7, 1991 (August 7, 1991)
A beautiful but loose barmaid (Michelle Johnson) marries a rich lumberjack (Brion James) who offers her a comfortable lifestyle. When the marriage soon turns sour, especially in the bedroom due to her husband's violent jealous streak, she brings him over the edge when she begins seducing another lumberjack (Billy Wirth) in order to relieve her boredom.
3612"Deadline"Shock SuspenStories #12Walter HillMae WoodsAugust 14, 1991 (August 14, 1991)

When a down-on-his-luck alcoholic reporter (Richard Jordan) swears to give up drinking in order to get his old job back, he soon meets a woman (Marg Helgenberger) and the two begin having a fling.

Also starring Richard Herd and Jon Polito.
3713"Spoiled"Haunt of Fear #26Andy WolkConnie JohnsonAugust 21, 1991 (August 21, 1991)
A housewife (Faye Grant) who is quite very obsessed with soap operas (especially with the concepts of both passion and romance) and watches them religiously is personally annoyed that her own husband (Alan Rachins) (a doctor obsessed with experimenting on a rabbit) doesn't spend much time with her, so she begins a steamy affair with a cable guy (Anthony LaPaglia). The doctor soon wonders if maybe he could try his experiment on human subjects.
3814"Yellow"Shock SuspenStories #1Robert ZemeckisJim Thomas and John Thomas & Gilbert Adler and A. L. KatzAugust 28, 1991 (August 28, 1991)

Set in 1918, the final year of World War I, a general's (Kirk Douglas) son (Eric Douglas) is branded yellow for causing the death of a platoon under his command because he had failed to do his job of warning them in case of an enemy sneak attack and is sentenced to death by firing squad. From within the night before the execution, the general tells the son that he has swapped the bullets with blanks, so that the son can survive the planned execution.

Also starring Dan Aykroyd and Lance Henriksen.

Note: This is the only episode of the entire series to run longer than 30 minutes. Director Robert Zemekis used this episode to pay homage to Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film Paths of Glory, which also starred Kirk Douglas and featured some similar themes.[1] Father-and-son actors Kirk and Eric Douglas portray father and son on screen.

Season 4 (1992)Edit

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391"None but the Lonely Heart"Tales From The Crypt #33Tom HanksDonald LongtoothJune 27, 1992 (June 27, 1992)

A con man (Treat Williams) finds a new wealthy widow (Frances Sternhagen) excited to have his company, but it seems that someone is on to him as he soon gets a series of notes warning him to stop on what he's doing or else risk facing the dire consequences. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard makes a cameo appearance as the gravedigger.

Tom Hanks, who directed this episode, also makes a cameo appearance as the video dating service owner.
402"This'll Kill Ya"Crime SuspenStories #23Robert LongoA. L. KatzJune 27, 1992 (June 27, 1992)

A scientist (Dylan McDermott) decides to get revenge when he suspects that his own lab partners (Sonia Braga and Cleavon Little) have double-crossed him by purposely injecting him with a deadly experimental virus cell with no antidote.

Note: This was Cleavon Little's final acting performance. He died four months after this episode aired.
413"On a Deadman's Chest"Haunt of Fear #12William FriedkinLarry WilsonJune 27, 1992 (June 27, 1992)

A rock star (Yul Vazquez) gets an unwanted chest tattoo from a mysterious artist (Heavy D) of his guitarist's wife that he hates (Tia Carrere), which seems to have a life of its own and won't go away even after he murders the object of his hatred.

Also starring Sherrie Rose as the rock star's groupie, with special appearances by musicians Gregg Allman (as the club owner), Rudy Sarzo (uncredited as Exorcist's bass player), and Steve Jones (as Exorcist's roadie).
424"Seance"Vault of Horror #25Gary FlederHarry AndersonJuly 4, 1992 (July 4, 1992)
Two con artists (Ben Cross and Cathy Moriarty) attempt to swindle a rich tycoon (John Vernon), but when they end up accidentally killing him, they turn to tricking his blind wife (Ellen Crawford) by acting as her medium and holding a mock seance.
435"Beauty Rest"Vault of Horror #35Stephen HopkinsDonald LongtoothJuly 11, 1992 (July 11, 1992)

An aging model (Mimi Rogers) resorts to murdering her younger rivals (Kathy Ireland and Jennifer Rubin) in order to revive her own modeling career. She soon gets her big break as a contestant in a rather macabre "autopsy" beauty pageant.

Also starring Buck Henry.
446"What's Cookin'"Haunt of Fear #12Gilbert AdlerA. L. KatzJuly 22, 1992 (July 22, 1992)

A couple's (Christopher Reeve and Bess Armstrong) failing restaurant soon gets a huge boost in both sales and popularity when a mysterious drifter (Judd Nelson) gives them a steak recipe that's made of human flesh.

Also starring Meat Loaf.
457"The New Arrival"Haunt of Fear #25Peter MedakRon FinleyJuly 25, 1992 (July 25, 1992)

A psychologist (David Warner) attempts to boost his sagging radio show ratings by doing a series of episodes from the home of a strange woman (Zelda Rubinstein) who wants help for her deeply disturbed child.

Also starring Joan Severance, Twiggy, and Robert Patrick.
468"Showdown"Two-Fisted Tales #37Richard DonnerFrank DarabontAugust 1, 1992 (August 1, 1992)
After killing a Texas ranger (David Morse), a remorseless gunslinger (Neil Giuntoli) soon gets his comeuppance when all of his past victims come back to haunt him in the ghost town of where he takes residence in.
479"King of the Road"Original Script {see below}Tom HollandRandall JahnsonAugust 8, 1992 (August 8, 1992)

A police officer (Raymond J. Barry) revives his past life as a street racer when a cocky young racer (Brad Pitt) kidnaps the officer's daughter in order to blackmail him into one last street race.

Note: The "Two-Fisted Tales" comic book cover shown in the episode is a spoof. This tale came from the script for the film Two-Fisted Tales that was "based" on the comic book series of the same name along with the Tales from the Crypt stories "Yellow" and "Showdown".
4810"Maniac at Large"Crime SuspenStories #27John FrankenheimerMae WoodsAugust 19, 1992 (August 19, 1992)

A librarian (Blythe Danner) becomes obsessed with a serial killer and believes that she is his next victim.

Also starring Salome Jens, Clarence Williams III, Adam Ant, and Obba Babatunde.
4911"Split Personality"Vault of Horror #30Joel SilverFred DekkerAugust 26, 1992 (August 26, 1992)

A con man (Joe Pesci) tricks a pair of reclusive twin sisters (Jacqueline Alexandra Citron and Kristen Amber Citron) into dating him so that he can steal their inheritance. However, he soon gets a nasty surprise when he shockingly discovers that the twins themselves are harboring a dark and dangerous secret.

Featuring brief appearances by Burt Young and Joe Pantoliano.
5012"Strung Along"Vault of Horror #33Kevin YagherYale UdoffSeptember 2, 1992 (September 2, 1992)
A game of deception ensues when a golden-age puppeteer (Donald O'Connor), with a young and dominant wife (Patricia Charbonneau), is given a chance to revive his act for a tribute show and takes on an animatronic puppeteer (Zach Galligan) as his new assistant.
5113"Werewolf Concerto"Vault of Horror #16Steve PerryScott NimerfroSeptember 9, 1992 (September 9, 1992)

A group of guests at a hotel suspect that one of them may in fact be a werewolf at the time when the hotel manager (Dennis Farina) has hired a professional werewolf hunter (Timothy Dalton).

Also starring Beverly D'Angelo, Reginald Veljohnson, Lela Rochon, Charles Fleischer, Walter Gotell, and Wolfgang Puck as the hotel's master chef.
5214"Curiosity Killed"Tales From The Crypt #36Elliot SilversteinStanley Ralph RossSeptember 16, 1992 (September 16, 1992)
An elderly man (Kevin McCarthy) is let in on the secret of a youth potion whilst camping in the woods, and entrusts another couple (J.A. Preston and Madge Sinclair) to keep it from his own bitter, overbearing wife (Margot Kidder).

Season 5 (1993)Edit

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531"Death of Some Salesmen"The Haunt of Fear #15Gilbert AdlerA. L. KatzOctober 2, 1993 (October 2, 1993)

A sneaky cemetery plot salesman (Ed Begley, Jr.) finds new victims (triple role played by Tim Curry) in the form of a strange hillbilly family with a fortune buried in their basement and a burning hatred for conning salesmen.

Also starring Yvonne De Carlo.
542"As Ye Sow"Shock SuspenStories #14Kyle MacLachlanRon FinleyOctober 2, 1993 (October 2, 1993)

Thinking and believing that his own wife (Patsy Kensit) is cheating on him, a jealous husband (Héctor Elizondo) hires a detective (Sam Waterston) and is led to truly believe that she is indeed having an affair with the local priest (John Shea).

Featuring cameos from Adam West and Miguel Ferrer.
553"Forever Ambergris"Tales from the Crypt #44Gary FlederScott RosenbergOctober 2, 1993 (October 2, 1993)

After playing second fiddle to an up-and-coming photographer named Isaac Forte (Steve Buscemi), a seasoned but washed-up combat photographer named Dalton (Roger Daltrey) cooks up a deadly scheme in order to take him out and get his beautiful wife (Lysette Anthony).

Also starring Titus Welliver
564"Food for Thought"Tales from the Crypt #40Roman FlenderLarry WilsonOctober 6, 1993 (October 6, 1993)

A carnival psychic and part-time cook named Sambini (Ernie Hudson) goes off the deep jealous end when he soon finds out that his wife and assistant (Joan Chen) is in love with the show's fire-eater (John Laughlin).

Also starring Phil Fondacaro.
575"People Who Live in Brass Hearses"The Vault of Horror #27Russell MulcahyScott NimerfroOctober 13, 1993 (October 13, 1993)
A crook with an addiction to butter (Bill Paxton), with the help of his brother (Brad Dourif), sets out to get revenge on an ice cream truck driver (Michael Lerner) who had put him in prison years ago.
586"Two for the Show"Crime SuspenStories #17Kevin HooksGilbert AdlerOctober 20, 1993 (October 20, 1993)

A murderous husband (David Paymer) and a cop with his own marital issues (Vincent Spano) get caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse aboard a train.

Also starring Traci Lords.
597"House of Horror"Tales From The Crypt #21Bob GaleBob GaleOctober 27, 1993 (October 27, 1993)
Three fraternity pledges (Wil Wheaton, Jason London, and Keith Coogan) are challenged to get to the top floor of a haunted house as a part of their initiation. However, when two of the pledges fail to return, the sadistic fraternity leader decides to head up to the top floor of the house in order to look for them himself, only to shockingly learn that a local sorority harbors a sinister secret involving the house.
608"Well Cooked Hams"Tales from the Crypt #27Elliot SilversteinAndrew Kevin WalkerNovember 3, 1993 (November 3, 1993)

In a desperate attempt to spice up his act, a hack turn-of-the-century magician (Billy Zane) kills a rival magician (Martin Sheen) and steals his famed prop, the Box of Death.

Also starring Maryam d'Abo.
619"Creep Course"The Haunt of Fear #23Jeffrey BoamWilliam GainesNovember 10, 1993 (November 10, 1993)
A bookworm (Nina Siemaszko) is tricked by a jock (Anthony Michael Hall) and their evil Egyptologist professor (Jeffrey Jones) into becoming a virgin sacrifice for a long preserved mummy.
6210"Came the Dawn"Shock Suspenstories #9Uli EdelRon FinleyNovember 17, 1993 (November 17, 1993)

A female hitchhiker and petty crook (Brooke Shields) catches a ride with a seemingly timid man (Perry King) who soon reveals a dark and dangerous secret to her while they spend the night together at his cabin.

Also starring Michael J. Pollard.
6311"Oil's Well That Ends Well"Tales from the Crypt #34Paul AbascalScott NimerfroNovember 24, 1993 (November 24, 1993)

A con artist (Lou Diamond Phillips) and his girlfriend (Priscilla Presley) plan their next caper by tricking some Southern boys into thinking there is oil underneath a cemetery.

Also starring Alan Ruck and Rory Calhoun.

Note: This episode features John Kassir in his only on-screen appearance of the entire series.
6412"Half-Way Horrible"The Vault of Horror #26Gregory WidenWilliam GainesDecember 1, 1993 (December 1, 1993)

A ruthless businessman (Clancy Brown) learns and discovers that all of his key partners who are currently working on a new preservative drug for his company are being murdered one by one and that the killer may indeed be quite very close to him than he thinks.

Also starring Cheech Marin and Costas Mandylor
6513"Till Death Do We Part"The Haunt of Fear #12W. Peter IliffW. Peter IliffDecember 8, 1993 (December 8, 1993)

A stud (John Stamos) who is involved with a female mob boss (Eileen Brennan) begins a forbidden affair with a young waitress (Kate Vernon) and is ordered to kill her himself when his Mafia girlfriend soon finds out about the liaison.

Also starring Robert Picardo and Frank Stallone.

Season 6 (1994–95)Edit

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661"Let the Punishment Fit the Crime"Vault of Horror #33Russell MulcahyRon FinleyOctober 31, 1994 (October 31, 1994)
Busted for a moving violation in the remote town of Stuecksville, a predatory and shameless ambulance-chasing lawyer (Catherine O'Hara) finds herself being sent to a nightmarish court for petty crimes that is presided over by three judges (Joseph Maher in a triple role) as her appointed lawyer (Peter MacNicol) tries to get one of the judges of each trial to get her to do a public service to Stuecksville.
672"Only Skin Deep"Tales from the Crypt #38William MaloneDick BeebeOctober 31, 1994 (October 31, 1994)
Coming off of a bad relationship, a man with a history of violent behavior (Peter Onorati) picks up a mysterious masked woman (Sherrie Rose) at a Halloween party, who is even more unstable than he is.
683"Whirlpool"Vault of Horror #32Mick GarrisGilbert AdlerOctober 31, 1994 (October 31, 1994)

A struggling comic book artist (Rita Rudner) finds herself in a time warp where her day is in an endless loop with a different tragic outcome.

Also starring Richard Lewis and Blake Clark.
694"Operation Friendship"Tales From The Crypt #41Roland MesaRob RossNovember 9, 1994 (November 9, 1994)

A computer nerd (Tate Donovan) is tormented by his imaginary friend (Peter Dobson) after ignoring him for years.

Featuring Ethan Suplee.
705"Revenge is the Nuts"Vault of Horror #20Jonas McCordShel WillensNovember 16, 1994 (November 16, 1994)

A sadistic caregiver (Anthony Zerbe) at a home for the blind gets his comeuppance by the many victims (Issac Hayes, Bibi Besch, Tim Sampson, and Teri Polo) he abused and his brother (John Savage).

Note: This episode's plot is adapted from Blind Alleys which was told in Tales From The Crypt #46 while using the title of the Vault of Horror story listed above.
716"The Bribe"Shock SuspenStories #7Ramón MenéndezScott NimerfroNovember 23, 1994 (November 23, 1994)

A fire inspector (Terry O'Quinn) gets more than he bargained for when a sleazy strip club owner (Esai Morales) bribes him with a dangerous offer.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley plays his daughter and Benicio del Toro plays Bill, a security guard at the strip club.
727"The Pit"Vault of Horror #40John HarrisonJohn HarrisonNovember 30, 1994 (November 30, 1994)

Two martial artists (Mark Dacascos and Stoney Jackson) are forced to fight to the death by their domineering wives (Debbe Dunning and Marjean Holden).

Also stars Wayne Newton.
738"The Assassin"Shock SuspenStories #17Martin von HaselbergScott NimerfroDecember 7, 1994 (December 7, 1994)

A group of operatives (Chelsea Field, Jonathan Banks, and Corey Feldman) invade the home of a housewife (Shelley Hack) in search of her husband (Marshall Teague) whom they believe is an AWOL CIA assassin (voiced by an uncredited Cam Clarke), unaware the assassin may by closer than they think.

William Sadler appears in the Crypt Keeper's scenes as the Grim Reaper partaking in a winner take all game that is encored with Sadler as a different character in Bordello of Blood.
749"Staired in Horror"Vault of Horror #23Stephen HopkinsTellerDecember 14, 1994 (December 14, 1994)
A man (D. B. Sweeney) on the run from a sheriff (R. Lee Ermey) finds refuge in a house owned by a woman (Rachel Ticotin), whose house and stairway are cursed.
7510"In the Groove"Crime SuspenStories #21Vincent SpanoJack TemchinDecember 21, 1994 (December 21, 1994)

After being demoted to the graveyard shift by his sister (Wendie Malick) who owns the radio station, a talk radio show host (Miguel Ferrer) finally becomes successful and resorts to murder in order to keep himself on top.

Also starring Slash and Linda Doucett.
7611"Surprise Party"Vault of Horror #37Elliot SilversteinTom Lyons and Colman deKayDecember 28, 1994 (December 28, 1994)

A man (Adam Storke) murders his father (Rance Howard) in order to inherit a house that had burned down years ago, but he soon gets a nasty surprise when he learns that the house itself harbors a horrible legacy.

Also stars Jake Busey.
7712"Doctor of Horror"Vault of Horror #13Larry WilsonLarry WilsonJanuary 4, 1995 (January 4, 1995)

Two bumbling security guards named Richard (Hank Azaria) and Charlie (Travis Tritt) help aid a mad doctor (Austin Pendleton) in his quest to steal the souls from recently dead corpses.

Also stars Ben Stein.
7813"Comes the Dawn"Haunt of Fear #26John HerzfeldWilliam GainesJanuary 11, 1995 (January 11, 1995)

While on a trip in Alaska hunting a grizzly bear, two cheating U.S. Army poachers consisting of the Colonel (Michael Ironside) and the Sergeant (Bruce Payne) find themselves becoming the hunted when they are stalked by the local vampires.

Also stars Vivian Wu and Susan Tyrrell.
7914"99 & 44/100 Pure Horror"Vault of Horror #23Rodman FlenderRodman FlenderJanuary 18, 1995 (January 18, 1995)
A narcissistic young artist (Cristi Conaway) with a penchant for gore goes on a psychotic rampage when her husband (Bruce Davison), a soap company magnate fires her.
8015"You, Murderer"Shock SuspenStories #14Robert ZemeckisA. L. KatzJanuary 25, 1995 (January 25, 1995)

Lou Spinelli, a corpse who bears a striking resemblance to Humphrey Bogart (portrayed by him through archive footage and voiced by Robert Sacchi), tells a tale of deception, lust, and murder in a morbid homage to film noir.

Also stars John Lithgow as Dr. Oscar Charles, Isabella Rossellini as Lou's ex-wife Betty, and Sherilyn Fenn as his lover Erica.

Season 7 (1996)Edit

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TitleSourceDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
811"Fatal Caper"Tales from the Crypt #20Bob HoskinsGilbert AdlerApril 19, 1996 (April 19, 1996)

Mycroft (Leslie Phillips), an elderly rich man, adds a stipulation in his will stating that his two sons must find their long-lost brother or else risk having their own inheritance be given away to charity.

Also features Natasha Richardson and Bob Hoskins.
822"Last Respects"Tales From The Crypt #23Freddie FrancisScott NimerfroApril 26, 1996 (April 26, 1996)
Three sisters named LaVonne (Emma Samms), Delores (Kerry Fox), and Marlice (Julie Cox) think they have found a way out of their own troubles when they soon discover a monkey's paw that grants them their own personal wishes.
833"A Slight Case of Murder"Vault of Horror #33Brian HelgelandBrian HelgelandMay 3, 1996 (May 3, 1996)
A game of cat and mouse ensues between a female mystery novelist (Francesca Annis) and her jealous husband (Christopher Cazenove) when he accuses her of cheating on him with her nosy neighbor's son.
844"Escape"Vault of Horror #16Peter MacDonaldGilbert AdlerMay 17, 1996 (May 17, 1996)
During World War II, two Germans, a traitor (Martin Kemp), 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.
855"Horror in the Night"Vault of Horror #12Russell MulcahyJohn HarrisonMay 24, 1996 (May 24, 1996)

A jewel thief (James Wilby) hides out in a hotel after being shot and meets a beautiful woman (Elizabeth McGovern) that only he can see.

Also stars Peter Guinness.
866"Cold War"Tales From The Crypt #43Andrew MorahanScott NimerfroMay 31, 1996 (May 31, 1996)
Cammy (Jane Horrocks) and Ford (Ewan McGregor) are two lovers on the wrong side of the law. But when Cammy has had enough and decides to get out, she brings home a man (Colin Salmon) that reminds them of why they're perfect for each other.
877"The Kidnapper"Shock SuspenStories #12James H. SpencerJohn HarrisonJune 7, 1996 (June 7, 1996)
A simple young man (Steve Coogan) takes in a homeless pregnant woman (Julia Sawalha) and falls in love with her. But he becomes envious and jealous when her child is born, so he sets out to get rid of the kid forever.
888"Report from the Grave"Vault of Horror #15William MaloneWilliam MaloneJune 14, 1996 (June 14, 1996)
After creating a machine that collects thoughts from the dead which had accidentally resulted in his own lover's death, a young man (James Frain) becomes obsessed with resurrecting her at any cost.
899"Smoke Wrings"Vault of Horror #34Mandie FletcherLisa SandovalJune 21, 1996 (June 21, 1996)
A young man (Daniel Craig) with a strange device is hired into an advertising company by an esteemed executive. What the executive does not know is that the young man is scheming with the woman's enraged ex-partner (Paul Freeman), who seeks revenge against her.
9010"About Face"Haunt of Fear #27Thomas E. SandersGilbert AdlerJune 28, 1996 (June 28, 1996)

In Victorian era England, a corrupt priest (Anthony Andrews) discovers that he is the long-lost father of twin daughters: a beautiful, gentle girl named Angelica and an angry, deformed girl named Leah (played in a double role by Anna Friel).

Also stars Imelda Staunton.
9111"Confession"Shock SuspenStories #4Peter HewittScott NimerfroJuly 5, 1996 (July 5, 1996)

A screenwriter (Eddie Izzard) finds himself as the prime suspect when a serial killer is on the rampage, decapitating females in the city.

Also stars Ciarán Hinds.
9212"Ear Today… Gone Tomorrow"Haunt of Fear #11Christopher HartEd TapiaJuly 12, 1996 (July 12, 1996)
Glenn (Robert Lindsay), a gambling safecracker with a slight hearing loss, finds himself getting entangled in a deadly game between a mobster and his exotic wife. He soon finds he has the auditory system of an owl.
9313"The Third Pig"The Three Little PigsBill KoppPatrick A. VenturaJuly 19, 1996 (July 19, 1996)

In this show's animated version of The Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait) slaughters Drinky Pig (voiced by Brad Garrett) and Smokey Pig (voiced by Charlie Adler), leaving the third pig Dudley (voiced by Cam Clarke) accused of the murders and found guilty by a jury of wolves. With the ghosts of his dead brothers helping him to escape, Dudley plans to take revenge on the Big Bad Wolf where he uses a laboratory owned by the previous mad scientist to create a zombie pig (also voiced by Brad Garrett) to help him.

While John Kassir was also credited as the narrator and Cam Clarke voicing the Bailiff Wolf, this episode also features the voices of Corey Burton and Jim Cummings as different characters.

Note: This is the only animated episode in the series where its animation was provided by Nelvana.


  1. Tales from the Crypt
  2. Vault of Horror
  3. Demon Knight
  4. Bordello of Blood
  5. Ritual


  1. ^ Rhodes, Joe (25 August 1991). "Tales From the Douglas' 'Crypt'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Kirk Douglas is 75 years old and "Yellow" marks the first time he's shared a stage with either of his acting sons... ..."There are really only two movies I wanted to make--one with Michael and one with Eric. I just didn't think I'd be working with Eric first." He might not have gotten the chance if Robert Zemeckis, best known for directing the "Back to the Future" films, hadn't come across "Yellow" in the 1950s E.C. Comics from which all Tales from the Crypt stories are drawn. Zemeckis immediately saw the story--with its World War I setting and a plot line involving cowardice, betrayal and firing squads--as a chance to pay homage to Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," the 1957 anti-war film that featured one of Kirk Douglas' most compelling performances.

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