The BEST episodes directed by Elliot Silverstein

The Obsolete Man
349 votes

#1 - The Obsolete Man

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Episode 29

In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian (Burgess Meridith) is judged obsolete by the Chancellor (Fritz Weaver) and sentenced to death.

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The Kid
5 votes

#2 - The Kid

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 5 - Episode 15

Paladin is sent a $100 bill and told there are 9 more like it. When he arrives in the town, the sender is dead, and Paladin finds himself in a high-stakes poker game for a "silver strike" with the man who killed him.

11 votes

#3 - Sightings

Picket Fences - Season 1 - Episode 19

A corpse found in the Brocks' trash is found to be a sheriff who mysteriously disappeared 38 years earlier. Carter believes he may have been killed by radiation emitted by a UFO, bringing alien enthusiasts to town.

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The Trade-Ins
140 votes

#4 - The Trade-Ins

The Twilight Zone - Season 3 - Episode 31

An elderly couple visit the New Life Corporation, hoping to transport their personalities into youthful artificial bodies.

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The Passersby
254 votes

#5 - The Passersby

The Twilight Zone - Season 3 - Episode 4

On the road home from the Civil War, a Confederate soldier stops at a burned-out house and gets to know the owner, a recent widow.

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Well Cooked Hams
132 votes

#6 - Well Cooked Hams

Tales from the Crypt - Season 5 - Episode 8

A frustrated magician comes across a true genius. He decides to kill him and steal his magic, but he finds himself in big trouble and it's going to be the last magic trick he will ever perform.

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The Reluctant Vampire
149 votes

#7 - The Reluctant Vampire

Tales from the Crypt - Season 3 - Episode 7

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

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Curiosity Killed
135 votes

#8 - Curiosity Killed

Tales from the Crypt - Season 4 - Episode 14

A man asks his friend to keep a youth potion away from his wife. When she suspects that they are trying to kill her, she kills them first and drinks the potion which she had switched. But she soon regrets it.

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Surprise Party
121 votes

#9 - Surprise Party

Tales from the Crypt - 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.

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Spur of the Moment
82 votes

#10 - Spur of the Moment

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 21

After being chased on horseback by a terrifying, unidentified figure in black, Anne Henderson faces the biggest decision of her life.

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