The BEST Episodes of Fear Itself

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Network: NBC

Fear Itself was a horror/suspense anthology television series on NBC channel. Its title is derived from the famous Franklin D. Roosevelt quote "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself". The anthology was born out of Masters of Horror and shares several of the same creative elements: self-contained horror/thriller stories directed by the biggest horror directors working in features today.

Skin & Bones

#1 - Skin & Bones

Season 1 - Episode 8

After being missing for days in the forest, a herder returns home and must battle an inner demon that is possessing him.

star 7.67
48 votes
Directors: Larry Fessenden
Writers: Drew McWeeny, Scott Swan
Family Man

#2 - Family Man

Season 1 - Episode 3

A near-death experience causes a likeable family man to switch bodies with an incarcerated serial killer.

star 7.34
62 votes
Directors: Ronny Yu
Writers: Daniel Knauf
The Sacrifice

#3 - The Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 1

On the lam from the authorities, four criminals find themselves held up at a decrepit fort inhabited by three alluring women.

star 7.26
105 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Mick Garris, Del Howison

#4 - Eater

Season 1 - Episode 5

A new cop is left to guard a serial killer dubbed "The Eater". Things take a turn for the worst when her fellow cops begin to act strangely.

star 7.19
59 votes
Directors: Stuart Gordon
Writers: Richard Chizmar, Johnathon Schaech
The Spirit Box

#5 - The Spirit Box

Season 1 - Episode 11

A dead schoolgirl—thought to have committed suicide—speaks to her classmates, Becca and Shelby, from beyond the grave. The dead girl reveals that she was in fact murdered, and that she wants her classmates' help in seeking revenge.

star 7.07
42 votes
Writers: Joe Gangemi
In Sickness and in Health

#6 - In Sickness and in Health

Season 1 - Episode 4

A bride learns from a mysterious note that her soon-to-be-husband is possibly a serial killer.

star 7.06
54 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: Victor Salva

#7 - Community

Season 1 - Episode 7

A married couple moves to a Stepford-like neighborhood. They learn that their new neighbours will go to any length to keep their neighbourhood "perfect".

star 6.98
40 votes
Directors: Mary Harron
Writers: Kelly Kennemer

#8 - Spooked

Season 1 - Episode 2

A private eye is forced to confront the demons from his past while staking out a haunted house.

star 6.95
74 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Matt Venne
The Circle

#9 - The Circle

Season 1 - Episode 13

Each Halloween a group of friends get together to tell each other horror stories; however, the group finds that they're living one of their stories.

star 6.70
37 votes
Something With Bite

#10 - Something With Bite

Season 1 - Episode 9

Wilbur Orwell finds himself turning into a werewolf in this modern re-imagining of the classic tales.

star 6.66
32 votes
Writers: Max Landis

#11 - Echoes

Season 1 - Episode 12

Sam believes that he was a sadistic murderer in a previous life. Fearful, Sam attempts to stop his previous life from bleeding into the present.

star 6.55
29 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Sean Hood
New Year's Day

#12 - New Year's Day

Season 1 - Episode 6

In a post-apocalyptic world, a woman discovers that the planet has been taken over by zombies.

star 6.34
50 votes
Writers: Paul Kane, Steve Niles

#13 - Chance

Season 1 - Episode 10

Chance Miller confronts his evil doppelgänger.

star 5.89
35 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Lem Dobbs