Tales From the Crypt

Tales From the Crypt

1989 - 1996, Drama, Horror
A series of stories based on the EC horror comics of the 1950s.

Episode Guide

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Third Pig (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    The Third Pig

    The Big Bad Wolf eats two foolish pigs and frames the third. Animated.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Ear Today ... Gone Tomorrow (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Ear Today ... Gone Tomorrow

    A hearing-impaired safecracker makes a deal with a mobster's wife to settle a gambling debt. Starring Robert Lindsay and Gretchen Palmer.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Confession (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:


    A screenwriter specializing in tales of horror becomes a suspect in the grisly deaths of three women.

  • Tales From the Crypt - About Face (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    About Face

    A preacher's abandoned progeny return to reacquaint themselves with their philandering father. Starring Anthony Andrews and Imelda Staunton.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Smoke Wrings (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Smoke Wrings

    An ex-convict becomes an irresistible salesman in a scheme to double-cross an advertising agency. With Ute Lemper and Chris Stanton.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Report From the Grave (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Report From the Grave

    A scientist ignores all warnings in his quest to communicate with the thoughts of a dead serial killer.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Kidnapper (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Kidnapper

    A shopkeeper arranges for the abduction of a young woman's fussy new baby. Starring Steve Coogan, Julia Sawalha and Tim Stern.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Cold War (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Cold War

    Two highly skilled burglars match wits with a persistent vampire. Starring Ewan McGregor and Jane Horrocks.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Horror in the Night (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Horror in the Night

    A wounded criminal seeks refuge in a strange hotel. Starring Elizabeth McGovern and James Wilby.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Escape (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:


    In 1945 England, a German prisoner of war finds his planned escape thwarted by a deceitful friend. With Martin Kemp.

  • Tales From the Crypt - A Slight Case of Murder (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    A Slight Case of Murder

    A mystery writer cluelessly participates in plans for her own murder.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Last Respects (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Last Respects

    Sibling rivalry reaches new extremes when three sisters fall victim to the curse of a monkey's paw. Starring Emma Sands and Kerry Fox.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Fatal Caper (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Fatal Caper

    Conflict arises among a wealthy man's greedy survivors. Starring Natasha Richardson and Bob Hoskins.

  • Tales From the Crypt - You, Murderer (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    You, Murderer

    Criminal has cosmetic surgery; John Lithgow, Isabella Rossellini, Sherilyn Fenn, director Robert Zemeckis.

  • Tales From the Crypt - 99 and 44/100 Percent Pure Horror (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    99 and 44/100 Percent Pure Horror

    A bitter wife decides to wash her husband right out of her hair. Starring Bruce Davison and Cristi Conaway.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Comes the Dawn (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Comes the Dawn

    An ex-Army colonel and his sergeant set out to trap a grizzly bear and end up being caught by a Desert Storm vet.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Doctor of Horror (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Doctor of Horror

    A strange doctor's research divides two friends. Starring Hank Azaria, Travis Tritt, Ben Stein, Austin Pendleton.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Surprise Party (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Surprise Party

    Unexpected guests raise hell at a welcome party for the owner of a rural piece of property.

  • Tales From the Crypt - In the Groove (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    In the Groove

    A disc jockey is convinced that he could solve his professional problems by getting rid of his sister.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Staired in Horror (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Staired in Horror

    A boy hides in a haunted mansion in order to escape the law. Starring D.B. Sweeney, Rachel Ticotin and R. Lee Ermey.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Assassin (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    The Assassin

    A homemaker finds herself under siege by a group of CIA operatives. Starring Shelley Hack, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Banks, Marshall Teague and Chelsea Field.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Pit (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Pit

    The ultimate strong-man event in Las Vegas pits the fighters' wives against one another. With Wayne Newton, Mark Dacascos, Stoney Jackson, Marjean Holden and Debbe Dunning.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Bribe (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    The Bribe

    A fire inspector feels guilty after taking a bribe from a club owner. With Esai Morales, Terry O'Quinn, Kimberly Williams and Benicio Del Toro.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Revenge Is the Nuts (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Revenge Is the Nuts

    A new resident at a rundown home for the blind convinces her housemates to take revenge against their evil overseer.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Operation Friendship (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Operation Friendship

    A video game designer and his imaginary friend pursue romantic and professional success. With Peter Dobson, Tate Donovan, Michelle Renee Thomas and John Caponera.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Whirlpool (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:


    A comic strip writer becomes trapped in a recurring nightmare about the story she is writing. With Rita Rudner and Richard Lewis.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Only Skin Deep (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Only Skin Deep

    A man with a history of domestic abuse towards women meets the wrong woman at a party. With Peter Onorati and Sherrie Rose.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

    An unscrupulous lawyer finds herself entangled in a hellish brand of law in a strange town. With Catherine O'Hara.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Till Death Do We Part (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Till Death Do We Part

    The benefactor of a kept man asks him to kill the woman he really loves. With John Stamos and Eileen Brennan.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Halfway Horrible (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Halfway Horrible

    A businessman kills a friend; with Clancy Brown, Cheech Marin.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Oil's Well That Ends Well (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Oil's Well That Ends Well

    A con artist takes up with a woman and tries to scam his ex-partner. With Priscilla Presley and Lou Diamond Phillips.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Came the Dawn (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Came the Dawn

    A beautiful thief (Brooke Shields) falls for a rich man (Perry King).

  • Tales From the Crypt - Creep Course (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Creep Course

    A girl is tricked into becoming the sacrifice to an ancient mummy. With Anthony Michael Hall and Nina Siemaszko.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Well-Cooked Hams (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Well-Cooked Hams

    A no-talent magician kills a fellow magician to take over his act.

  • Tales From the Crypt - House of Horror (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    House of Horror

    The leader of a fraternity pledge discovers tactics even more vicious than his own. With Kevin Dillon and Wil Wheaton.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Two for the Show (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Two for the Show

    A man kills his wife and learns she was having an affair with one of the investigating officers. With Vincent Spano and Traci Lords.

  • Tales From the Crypt - People Who Live in Brass Hearses (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    People Who Live in Brass Hearses

    A convict plots revenge on a man who put him away; with Bill Paxton, Lainie Kazan, Brad Dourif.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Food for Thought (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Food for Thought

    A clown plots to murder his wife's psychic lover; with Ernie Hudson, Joan Chen.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Forever Ambergris (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Forever Ambergris

    A sailor falls for his protege's wife; with Paul Dooley, Roger Daltrey.

  • Tales From the Crypt - As Ye Sow (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    As Ye Sow

    A husband hires a hit man; with Hector Elizondo, Sam Waterston, Patsy Kensit; director Kyle MacLachlan.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Death of Some Salesmen (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Death of Some Salesmen

    A salesman cons the wrong family; with Tim Curry, Ed Begley Jr., Yvonne DeCarlo.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Curiosity Kills (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Curiosity Kills

    An elderly woman kills for a youth potion; with Margot Kidder; Kevin McCarthy.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Werewolf Concerto (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Werewolf Concerto

    A hotel hires a werewolf hunter; with Timothy Dalton, Beverly D'Angelo.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Strung Along (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Strung Along

    A puppet turns on a puppeteer (Donald O'Connor); with Patricia Charbonneau, Zach Galligan.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Split Personality (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Split Personality

    A con man (Joe Pesci) must make good on a promise to marry twin sisters. With Kristen Amber and Burt Young.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Maniac at Large (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Maniac at Large

    A librarian fears a serial killer; with Blythe Danner, Adam Ant, Clarence Williams III; director John Frankenheimer.

  • Tales From the Crypt - King of the Road (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    King of the Road

    A car race will determine whether a cop will recover his kidnapped daughter. Starring Raymond J. Barry and Brad Pitt.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Showdown (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    A gunfighter (David Morse) confronts his past; director Richard Donner.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The New Arrival (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The New Arrival

    A poltergeist tests a psychologist; with Twiggy Lawson, Zelda Rubinstein, David Warner; director Peter Medak.

  • Tales From the Crypt - What's Cookin'? (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    What's Cookin'?

    Tasty new steaks are the key to a local diner's success. With Christopher Reeve, Judd Nelson, Meat Loaf and Bess Armstrong.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Beauty Rest (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Beauty Rest

    A beauty contestant learns the cost of victory; with Kathy Ireland, Mimi Rogers, Buck Henry.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Seance (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    A greedy couple plan to use the ghost of a widower to convince his wife to hand over the family fortune.

  • Tales From the Crypt - On a Deadman's Chest (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    On a Deadman's Chest

    A heavy-metal rocker's (Yul Vasquez) tattoo comes to life; director William Friedkin.

  • Tales From the Crypt - This'll Kill Ya (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    This'll Kill Ya

    Two medical researchers (Cleavon Little, Sonia Braga) learn that their unscrupulous supervisor can't take a joke.

  • Tales From the Crypt - None but the Lonely Heart (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    None but the Lonely Heart

    A con man (Treat Williams) is a philanderer; with Sugar Ray Leonard, Frances Sternhagen, Henry Gibson; director Tom Hanks.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Yellow (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:


    A general disciplines his lieutenant son; with Kirk Douglas, Eric Douglas, Dan Aykroyd; director Robert Zemeckis.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Spoiled (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:


    A surgeon (Alan Rachins) takes revenge on his scheming wife (Faye Grant) and her lover (Anthony LaPaglia).

  • Tales From the Crypt - Deadline (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    A tabloid reporter (Richard Jordan) becomes front-page news; with Marg Helgenberger; director Walter Hill.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Split Second (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Split Second

    A tryst with the boss's wife (Michelle Johnson) endangers a lumberjack (Billy Wirth).

  • Tales From the Crypt - Mournin' Mess (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Mournin' Mess

    A boozing journalist (Steven Weber) investigates missing homeless people.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Undertaking Pallor (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Undertaking Pallor

    A funeral director (John Glover) develops a poison; with Graham Jarvis.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Easel Kill Ya (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Easel Kill Ya

    A down-and-out artist gets a commission for a series of "still deaths" from an unusual dealer. Starring Tim Roth.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Carrion Death (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Carrion Death

    An escaped convict (Kyle MacLachlan) tries to avoid both a cop and a vulture who are chasing him across a scorching desert.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Reluctant Vampire (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Reluctant Vampire

    A vampire seeks out fresh victims; with George Wendt, Malcolm McDowell.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Dead Wait (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Dead Wait

    A woman (Whoopi Goldberg) works magic on a con man; with Vanity, John Rhys-Davies; director Tobe Hooper.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Top Billing (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Top Billing

    An actor (Jon Lovitz) plots to murder a rival (Bruce Boxleitner) for a plum role.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Abra Cadaver (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Abra Cadaver

    A practical joke causes a doctor's (Beau Bridges) heart attack; with Tony Goldwyn.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Loved to Death (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Loved to Death

    A young screenwriter (Andrew McCarthy) falls for his neighbor (Mariel Hemingway), but there is more to her than he expects.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Trap (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Trap

    A man (Bruce McGill) plans to defraud; with Teri Garr, Bruno Kirby; director Michael J. Fox.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Secret (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Secret

    An eccentric couple (Larry Drake, Grace Zabriskie) adopts an orphan.

  • Tales From the Crypt - My Brother's Keeper (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    My Brother's Keeper

    Siamese twins commit a murder; with Timothy Stack, Jonathan Stack, Jessica Harper.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Mute Witness to Murder (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Mute Witness to Murder

    A woman becomes mute after she witnesses a murder, and then is placed under the care of the killer himself.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Lower Berth (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Lower Berth

    A sideshow performer (Jeff Yagher) has a last fling with a mummy.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Korman's Kalamity (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Korman's Kalamity

    Cartoons come alive; with Harry Anderson, Cynthia Gibb, Colleen Camp; director Rowdy Herrington.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Fitting Punishment (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Fitting Punishment

    A mortician (Moses Gunn) cuts corners and steals from the dead.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Television Terror (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Television Terror

    A TV talk-show host (Morton Downey Jr.) visits a haunted house.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Judy, You're Not Yourself Today (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Judy, You're Not Yourself Today

    Bewitched woman (Carol Kane); directed by Randa Haines directs.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Ventriloquist's Dummy (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Ventriloquist's Dummy

    A ventriloquist's (Don Rickles) protege (Bob Goldthwait) learns horrible tricks.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Four-Sided Triangle (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Four-Sided Triangle

    A middle-aged man and his polio-stricken wife hold a young woman prisoner at an isolated farm. Starring Patricia Arquette.

  • Tales From the Crypt - For Cryin' Out Loud (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    For Cryin' Out Loud

    A shady man (Lee Arenberg) promotes a benefit concert; with Katey Sagal, Sam Kinison.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Sacrifice (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Sacrifice

    Loving another man's wife is murder; with Kevin Kilner, Kim Delaney, Michael Ironside.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Thing From the Grave (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Thing From the Grave

    Revenge is in store when an idyllic affair between a photographer and his model is ruined by another suitor.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Three's a Crowd (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Three's a Crowd

    A jealous husband makes a gruesome mistake; with Gavan O'Herlihy, Ruth DeSosa.

  • Tales From the Crypt - 'Til Death (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    'Til Death

    A plantation owner (D.W. Moffett) tries a voodoo love potion.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Cutting Cards (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Cutting Cards

    Rival gamblers (Lance Henriksen, Kevin Tighe) play for high stakes; director Walter Hill.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Switch (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Switch

    An aging millionaire (William Hickey) trades wealth for love; with Kelly Preston; director Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Dead Right (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Dead Right

    A greedy woman (Demi Moore) marries on a seer's advice; with Jeffrey Tambor.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Collection Completed (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Collection Completed

    A childless woman (Audra Lindley) lavishes affection on her pets.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Lover Come Hack to Me (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Lover Come Hack to Me

    A bride's family tradition cuts a honeymoon short; with Amanda Plummer, Stephen Shellen.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Only Sin Deep (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Only Sin Deep

    A prostitute (Lea Thompson) learns the cost of going straight.

  • Tales From the Crypt - Dig That Cat ... He's Real Gone (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Dig That Cat ... He's Real Gone

    A bum (Joe Pantoliano), given nine lives by a mad scientist, grows fearful as he approaches his final one.

  • Tales From the Crypt - And All Through the House (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    And All Through the House

    An ax-wielding Santa escapes from an asylum; with Mary Ellen Trainor, Larry Drake; director Robert Zemeckis.

  • Tales From the Crypt - The Man Who Was Death (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Man Who Was Death

    An unemployed executioner free-lances; with Bill Sadler, David Wohl, Gerrit Graham; director Walter Hill.