My Top 25 Favorite Tales from the Crypt Episodes

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

Not Rated | 37 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.4
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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: 626

2. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Three's a Crowd (1990)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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A married couple is trying to enjoy their anniversary. However, the husband is sure his wife is cheating on him.

Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Gavan O'Herlihy, Ruth de Sosa, Paul Lieber, John Kassir

Votes: 591

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

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 326

4. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Lover Come Hack to Me (1989)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.6
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Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: John Kassir, Amanda Plummer, Stephen Shellen, Lisa Figus

Votes: 683

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

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.9
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Reno and Sam are a pair of hardcore gamblers who don't play for fun, who challenge each other in a sample 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: 717

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

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.2
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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: 760

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

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.7
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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: 480

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

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 404

9. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Judy, You're Not Yourself Today (1990)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.3
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A housewife stressed out by her husbands reckless behavior welcomes an elderly cosmetics saleswoman in to her home. Only to discover that the old hag has another more devious motive.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Frances Bay, Carol Kane, Brian Kerwin, John Kassir

Votes: 464

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

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 498

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

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 551

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

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.6
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A bum displays his ability to resurrect himself.

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

Votes: 820

13. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Mournin' Mess (1991)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.4
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There's a killer on the loose who preys on the homeless. Dale Sweeney is a recently fired reporter. He's approached by a homeless man named Robert who is accused of committing these murders... See full summary »

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Steven Weber, Rita Wilson, Ally Walker, Vincent Schiavelli

Votes: 404

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

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 434

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

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 345

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

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 598

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

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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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: 482

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

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 418

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

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.3
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A duo of con artist try's to make 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: 287

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

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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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: 523

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

Not Rated | 21 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.2
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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: 585

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

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.9
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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: 371

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

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.2
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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: 248

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

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.9
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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: 389

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

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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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: 370