Tales from the Crypt

10 Best Episodes of Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Cadaverous scream legend the Crypt Keeper is your macabre host for these forays of fright and fun based on the classic E.C. Comics tales from back in the day. So shamble up to the bar and pick your poison. Will it be an insane Santa on a personal slay ride? Honeymooners out to fulfill the "til death do we part" vow ASAP?

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Tales from the Crypt - S3E12

#14 - Deadline (Season 3 - Episode 12)

Charles McKenzie is a drunk out of work reporter who would do anything for a story. He meets Vicki in a bar who makes him feel like he can turn his life around. He quits drinking and can get his old job back as long as he can stay on the wagon and prove he can still bring in a good murder story. While reading a newspaper in Niko's Grill, he hears the owner kill his wife in the back. This is just the story he needs...

The episode was rated 6.85 from 60 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E13

#13 - Spoiled (Season 3 - Episode 13)


Janet is a soap opera loving woman. She likes to watch soaps everyday. She even imitates them. One day she misses the end of her favorite soap opera when the TV goes on the fritz. She decides to get cable soon. Janet finds her self falling for the attractive cable installer. When her Surgeon husband discovers what's going on, he decides to make them part of his experiment.

The episode was rated 7.06 from 67 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E1

#12 - Loved to Death (Season 3 - Episode 1)

A classic "boy wants girl, girl is unresponsive to his attentions" storyline gets the Tales from the Crypt treatment, as a young man gets a Love Potion by his mysterious landlord, in an attempt to win over the girl of his dreams. But things soon get out of hand...

The episode was rated 7.16 from 119 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E7

#11 - The Reluctant Vampire (Season 3 - Episode 7)


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

The episode was rated 7.26 from 87 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E8

#10 - Easel Kill Ya (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Painter Jack Craig gains himself a wealthy patron when he sells a morbid painting. He soon finds that in order to please his patron, he must continue to paint pictures of death - and this leads him down a murderous path.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 84 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E10

#9 - Mournin' Mess (Season 3 - Episode 10)


A regretful reporter is investigating some murders of homeless people. He meets up with a man who is the prime suspect in the murders but when he fails to deliver a story his boss fires him. He then discovers that the new cemetery by a group called Ghouls is the cause for all the deaths in the neighborhood and guess who's the next victim.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 76 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E9

#8 - Undertaking Palor (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Four boys who have a talent for video taping uncover some weird things at the undertaker's. Soon revenge comes when one the boy's father becomes a victim. They begin video taping the undertaker's evil deeds which he soon discovers in horror.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 87 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E3

#7 - The Trap (Season 3 - Episode 3)


An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. He refuses. Instead, he comes up with a scheme to make a lot of money quick. Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar life insurance policy.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 87 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E2

#6 - Carrion Death (Season 3 - Episode 2)

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

The episode was rated 7.46 from 95 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E5

#5 - Top Billing (Season 3 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 86 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E11

#4 - Split Second (Season 3 - Episode 11)

Dixon is a lumberjack who marries a sexy barmaid named Liz Kelly. Soon after, he turns from sweet Dr. Jekyll into cruel Mr. Hyde. He is jealous of her when the boys find her attractive. One day a new lumberjack comes to town and Liz finds Ted attractive. When he catches them in the bed together, Dixon goes in a jealous rage and whacks him blinding him. The boys help him seek revenge on Dixon and Liz.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 84 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E6

#3 - Dead Wait (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Red is a low life crook who is looking for a black pearl. He finds that it's on a island belonging to an ailing millionaire. He plans with the millionaire's mistress to steal the pearl but she turns on him. Fortunately a voodoo priestess comes to the rescue but she has something special for him that he'll never forget.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 91 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E4

#2 - Abra Cadaver (Season 3 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 7.73 from 100 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E14

#1 - Yellow (Season 3 - Episode 14)


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 penalty of death by firing squad.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 64 votes.

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