Tales from the Crypt

10 Worst Episodes of Tales from the Crypt

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 - S5E12

#10 - Half-Way Horrible (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 7.00 from 52 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S2E15

#9 - Mute Witness to Murder (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 6.97 from 96 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S4E8

#8 - Showdown (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 6.92 from 52 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E4

#7 - Escape (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 6.86 from 63 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S3E12

#6 - 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 - S7E13

#5 - The Third Pig (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 6.81 from 58 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S5E4

#4 - Food for Thought (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 6.80 from 56 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E8

#3 - Report from the Grave (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 6.79 from 52 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S7E7

#2 - Kidnapper (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 6.76 from 54 votes.

Tales from the Crypt - S6E3

#1 - Whirlpool (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 6.49 from 57 votes.

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