The BEST Episodes of Fear Itself

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2021

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.

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The Sacrifice

#1 - The Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2008

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

star 7.12
486 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Del Howison, Mick Garris

#2 - Eater

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 6.90
207 votes
Directors: Stuart Gordon
Writers: Johnathon Schaech, Richard Chizmar
In Sickness and in Health

#3 - In Sickness and in Health

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2008

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

star 6.77
231 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: Victor Salva
The Circle

#4 - The Circle

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.76
70 votes
Skin & Bones

#5 - Skin & Bones

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 31, 2008

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

star 6.71
194 votes
Directors: Larry Fessenden
Writers: Drew McWeeny, Scott Swan
Family Man

#6 - Family Man

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2008

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

star 6.68
184 votes
Directors: Ronny Yu
Writers: Daniel Knauf

#7 - Community

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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".

star 6.60
159 votes
Directors: Mary Harron
Writers: Kelly Kennemer
The Spirit Box

#8 - The Spirit Box

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.58
76 votes
Writers: Joe Gangemi

#9 - Spooked

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2008

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

star 6.40
254 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Matt Venne

#10 - Echoes

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.29
63 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Sean Hood
Something With Bite

#11 - Something With Bite

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 3, 2009

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

star 5.69
95 votes
Writers: Max Landis
New Year's Day

#12 - New Year's Day

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 17, 2008

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

star 5.10
197 votes
Writers: Paul Kane, Steve Niles

#13 - Chance

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 10, 2009

Chance Miller confronts his evil doppelgänger.

star 4.36
125 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Lem Dobbs