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Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

HBO 1989

Based on the legendary and gruesome EC Comics from publisher William Gaines, this horror anthology featured stories of murder, the super natural, gore and humor and always had a twist ending of sorts. Some of Hollywood's biggest names took part, either working in front or behind the camera. Hosting duties fell to everyone's favorite decaying corpse, the Crypt Keeper. The success of this series spawned a Saturday morning cartoon series (Tales From the Cryptkeeper), a short lived Saturday morning gameshow on CBS (Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House) and lots of merchandise. Two feature films (Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood) were also produced. Two other movies based on the EC Comics (Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror) were released back in 1972 and 1973 respectively. But they are not connected to this series and will not be listed here! Tales from the Crypt has aired on HBO, Fox, in syndication and the Sci-Fi Channel. Most recently, the series has bee

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt - S6E3

#1 - Whirlpool

6.49

Season 6 - Episode 3

A comic artist for Tales From The Crypt finds herself trapped inside a repetitious nightmare world. Everyday she lives through the same horrible episodes. First her boss rejects her latest idea then fires her. She goes to her boss and shoots him only to be caught by the police and shot to death. In reality the whole thing turns out to be a comic and she really is his boss and he is her employee.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 57 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E7

#2 - Kidnapper

6.76

Season 7 - Episode 7

A pawnbroker falls in love with a pregnant girl. After the child is born, he gets jealous. He plans to kidnap the child, but after the abduction, his girlfriend becomes worse than with the child. He tries to buy the child back from the people he hired but it's no use. He tries to steal another woman's child only to learn that it was his ex-girlfriend's child.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 54 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E8

#3 - Report from the Grave

6.79

Season 7 - Episode 8

Elliot thinks he has the talent for collecting thoughts from the dead. He decides to create a killer with his girlfriend but something goes terrible wrong. Elliot is now obsessed with resurrecting her which works but at the most horrible cost.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 52 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S5E4

#4 - Food for Thought

6.80

Season 5 - Episode 4

Zambini is a circus mind-controlling psychic who controls his beautiful helper with his telepathic powers. One day he learns that she has a crush on the fire eater. Zambini goes into a terrible rage and kills him. Connie flees in terror never to return. Zambini uses his powers to call her back but it contacts the pet gorilla instead.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 56 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E13

#5 - The Third Pig

6.81

Season 7 - Episode 13

In this cartoon version of the Three Little Pigs story, Dudly, the smart pig, is framed for the murders of his brothers and sentenced to death. But, his brothers' spirits help him seek revenge on the wolf.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 58 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E12

#6 - Deadline

6.85

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 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 60 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E4

#7 - Escape

6.86

Season 7 - Episode 4

A traitor in the second World War is restricted to a prison camp. One of the men he betrayed is transported to the camp. Badly scarred, he promises to reveal the traitor's identity. When he recovers, the traitor kills the patient then stows away in the back of a truck but he finds himself ambushed.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 63 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S4E8

#8 - Showdown

6.92

Season 4 - Episode 8

A gunman being is chased down by another quickdrawing gunslinger in an old abandoned western town. The gunman wins the duel but he soon learns a new meaning to the phrase ""ghost town"" as the spirits of all his victims come back to haunt him.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 52 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S2E15

#9 - Mute Witness to Murder

6.97

Season 2 - Episode 15

A woman witnesses a man slaughter his wife. The man lives across the street from her. When her husband calls their doctor, she's even more horrorfied to learn that the doctor is also the killer.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 96 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S5E12

#10 - Half-Way Horrible

7.00

Season 5 - Episode 12

Roger Lassen is a manufacturer who kills his friend by burying him alive in the South American jungle to finish the development of a chemical preservative. He's haunted by the memories of the incident. The earnings will make him rich but he can't get it past the FDA regulations. Soon his past returns and he starts seeing his dead friend everywhere he looks. A voodoo priestess offers to help exorcise his dark side. The spell works but at the most horrible cost.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 52 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S6E10
#11 - In the Groove
7.00
Season 6 - Episode 10

Gary Grover is a frustrated talk radio DJ. His boss, who is also his sister, hired a sexy looker with a talent for talking dirty. One day Gary goes ballistic and his boss fires him. Val suggests that he take matters into his own hands, but he's been set up.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 48 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S6E13
#12 - Comes the Dawn
7.04
Season 6 - Episode 13

Two poachers are out hunting bear in Alaska. They seek the help of a woman who leads them into a dorm. The men decide that they don't need her anymore but the Colonel double crosses his partner. She's been leading them to a lair full of hibernating vampires. Luckily it's dawn but there's one problem. Alaska is locked in cold darkness.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 51 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S6E4
#13 - Operation Friendship
7.05
Season 6 - Episode 4

Nelson is a computer genius who is letting his boss take credit for his ideas. Meanwhile his childhood imaginary pal Eddie tries to get Nelson to stand up to his bullying coworker. That is, until Nelson falls in love with a beautiful next door neighbor. Eddie thinks that she will ruin their friendship, but Nelson tosses Eddies' good side out the window leaving Eddie to come back cold-hearted.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 57 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E13
#14 - Spoiled
7.06
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 #4 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 67 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S6E11
#15 - Surprise Party
7.07
Season 6 - Episode 11

A young man kills his father to inherit an old burned down house. When he arrives, he gets a very unusual surprise. He discovers that there's a party there waiting for him and he is the guest of honor. When one the sexy dancer's boyfriends gets jealous, the man kills him and tries to burn the evidence. The guests stop him and he realizes it's the same place his father burned down years ago and history has a nasty way of repeating it self.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 57 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S6E7
#16 - The Pit
7.08
Season 6 - Episode 7

Two men who are longtime rivals go head to head in a grudge match. But, the real fight isn't between them, it's between their feuding wives. When the two men realize they don't hate each other, they decide to put their wives in the ring. With the help of a Las Vegas showman, they set them up as they watch them in a boxing match on live television.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 53 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S2E11
#17 - Judy, You're Not Yourself Today
7.09
Season 2 - Episode 11

Donald and Judy are a couple who find themselves in a game of witchcraft. When a mysterious woman convinces Judy to try on a magical necklace, the old woman switches their souls. Soon Donald realizes that something is wrong. He tricks the witch into thinking that Judy has cancer and they switch back. Then Donald kills the witch and buries her. Years later, she comes back and this time she's got a special surprise for him.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 116 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S2E14
#18 - Lower Berth
7.11
Season 2 - Episode 14

Enouch is a two-faced man at a sideshow carnival. One day a new attraction arrives - a 4 century old mummy. When the owner learns that the mummy is not only ripped off but cursed, he swipes the jewels off the mummy but soon he regrets it. This episode also features the birth of The Cryptkeeper.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 107 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E12
#19 - Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow
7.12
Season 7 - Episode 12

A safecracker hires a specialist to fix his hearing so he can return to his old days of safecracking for his boss. However, he soon discovers something shocking about the surgery.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 51 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S4E9
#20 - King of the Road
7.12
Season 4 - Episode 9

A courageous drag racer challenges a cop who used to be a racer. When the cop refuses, the racer decides to make him change his mind and kidnaps his teenage daughter. Iceman proves that he hasn't lost his talent by tricking the racer into changing the course sending him to his doom.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Tales from the Crypt from 59 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

Comments

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A classic Show. Dark, funny and morbid! I just love it!

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This is the absolute gold standard of all horror anthology and honestly horror television. Can never be duplicated, a perfect mix of humor and horror. My third favorite show of all-time, I've rewatched it countless times.

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So many known faces before they were famous, so many famous faces, so much morbidity, and genuine creepiness. Still holds up and the Crypt Keeper is iconic.

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Best show from the 90s when u think it is 31 Years old so good just finished it. This show was not popular in Austria never saw it just found it 1 year ago.

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