Fear Itself

The BEST episodes of Fear Itself

Every episode of Fear Itself ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Fear Itself!

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.

Last Updated: 10/22/2022Network:NBC
The Sacrifice
487 votes

#1 - The Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2008

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

Directors: Breck Eisner
Watch Now:Amazon
205 votes

#2 - Eater

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/3/2008

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.

Directors: Stuart Gordon
In Sickness and in Health
229 votes

#3 - In Sickness and in Health

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/26/2008

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

Directors: John Landis
Writer: Victor Salva
The Circle
69 votes

#4 - The Circle

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/31/2009

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Family Man
183 votes

#5 - Family Man

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/19/2008

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

Directors: Ronny Yu
Writer: Daniel Knauf
Watch Now:Amazon
Skin & Bones
195 votes

#6 - Skin & Bones

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/31/2008

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

Directors: Larry Fessenden
Watch Now:Amazon
159 votes

#7 - Community

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/24/2008

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".

Directors: Mary Harron
Watch Now:Amazon
The Spirit Box
76 votes

#8 - The Spirit Box

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/17/2009

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.

Writer: Joe Gangemi
Watch Now:Amazon
255 votes

#9 - Spooked

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/12/2008

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

Directors: Brad Anderson
Writer: Matt Venne
64 votes

#10 - Echoes

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/24/2009

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.

Directors: Rob Bowman
Writer: Sean Hood
Something With Bite
97 votes

#11 - Something With Bite

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/3/2009

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

Writer: Max Landis
New Year's Day
199 votes

#12 - New Year's Day

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/17/2008

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

Watch Now:Amazon
125 votes

#13 - Chance

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/10/2009

Chance Miller confronts his evil doppelgänger.

Directors: John Dahl
Writer: Lem Dobbs
Watch Now:Amazon

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