The Best Episodes of Tales from the Crypt

What's Cookin'

#1 - What's Cookin' 8.35

Season 4 - Episode 6

Fred and Erma are workers at a squid cafe who find themselves in trouble because their business is failing and their landlord will kick them out. That is until one of the employees encourages them to serve meat. Suddenly business is getting better. Gaston decides to double cross Fred and Erma but he ends getting invited for dinner ... but not in the way he expects. (with optional commentary by John Kassir in character as the Cryptkeeper, the episode's writer Alan Katz, and Tales From the Crypt chronicler Digby Diehl).

Directors: Gilbert Adler
Staired in Horror

#2 - Staired in Horror 8.14

Season 6 - Episode 9

Clyde is a fugitive who holes up in a house occupied by an elderly woman. One night he finds an attractive woman upstairs, but he discovers it's the same woman. She tells him that a long time ago her spouse caught her having an affair and put a curse on the house. She must stay up stairs if she wants to be young forever. The same thing will happen to the man if he comes upstairs. The cops arrive and he goes upstairs to change his image but he finds himself getting weak and the woman turns back into a helpless infant unable to do anything but crawl.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Dead Wait

#3 - Dead Wait 8.07

Season 3 - Episode 6

Red is a low life crook who is looking for a black pearl. He finds that it's on a island belonging to an ailing millionaire. He plans with the millionaire's mistress to steal the pearl but she turns on him. Fortunately a voodoo priestess comes to the rescue but she has something special for him that he'll never forget.

Directors: Tobe Hooper
Yellow

#4 - Yellow 8.05

Season 3 - Episode 14

The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn't want to be in the army anymore and asks his father, General Kalthrob, for a discharge. His father refuses but says he will transfer him to the rear if he leads a patrol to the German lines and fix the broken communication line. When he proves himself to be a coward, his father orders a court martial with penalty of death by firing squad.

Directors: Robert Zemeckis
Forever Ambergris

#5 - Forever Ambergris 8.00

Season 5 - Episode 3

Dalton is a seasoned combat photographer who finds himself falling for a beautiful women who just happens to be the wife of his friend. One day Ike sends Dalton into a disease warfare area. Dalton returns, but not the way he used to be. He soon writes a letter about how he was set up and his wife and friend also contract the same disease.

Directors: Gary Fleder
Abra Cadaver

#6 - Abra Cadaver 7.97

Season 3 - Episode 4

A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother who's cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins
House of Horror

#7 - House of Horror 7.88

Season 5 - Episode 7

Les Whilton is the president of a college fraternity. He decides to scare three pledges by daring them to spend a night in a haunted house. He and some of his friends have set up the place to look like it's haunted. Along for the ride is a group of sorority sisters. When everyone else turns up missing, everyone turns to Whilton. Whilton goes into the house alone and he gets a big surprise.

Directors: Bob Gale
Carrion Death

#8 - Carrion Death 7.88

Season 3 - Episode 2

A sadistic serial killer has unforeseen complications when pursued by a determined motorcycle cop in a barren desert.

Directors: Steven E. De Souza
Split Personality

#9 - Split Personality 7.86

Season 4 - Episode 11

Stetson is a con man who likes to date twins. He finds himself in the arms of twin sisters and creates a twin of his own. He weds both of them and decides to knock them off. Little does he know these twins share alike.

Directors: Joel Silver
The New Arrival

#10 - The New Arrival 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 7

An arrogant radio child psychologist is obsessed with proving to his manager that he is the best. He gets a new patient, a woman and her daughter. When he goes to her room, he assumes that the daughter is the woman's imaginary friend. He learns that her daughter died years ago but her mother's love keeps her alive.

Directors: Peter Medak
My Brother's Keeper

#11 - My Brother's Keeper 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 17

The reckless Eddie and the correct Frank are Siamese brothers connected by their waists. Eddie wants to convince Frank to be submitted to a surgery with 50% of chances of success, but Frank is afraid. When Frank meets Marie in a bar, he falls in love for her and decides to risk. But a secret is disclosed with fatal consequences, affecting the relationship of the brothers.

Directors: Peter S. Seaman
Split Second

#12 - Split Second 7.81

Season 3 - Episode 11

Dixon is a lumberjack who marries a sexy barmaid named Liz Kelly. Soon after, he turns from sweet Dr. Jekyll into cruel Mr. Hyde. He is jealous of her when the boys find her attractive. One day a new lumberjack comes to town and Liz finds Ted attractive. When he catches them in the bed together, Dixon goes in a jealous rage and whacks him blinding him. The boys help him seek revenge on Dixon and Liz.

Directors: Russell Mulcahy
Horror in the Night

#13 - Horror in the Night 7.79

Season 7 - Episode 5

Jewel thief Nick double-crosses his partner then holes up inside a hotel. But, he maybe going out of his mind when he starts to see visions of a mysterious woman. It turns out that she's his ex-girlfriend. Along with his presumed dead partner they give him a taste of his own medicine.

Directors: Russell Mulcahy
Dead Right

#14 - Dead Right 7.79

Season 2 - Episode 1

A gold digging waitress goes to a fortune teller who predicts that by the end of the day her boss will fire her and she will land a new job. When the prediction becomes reality, she goes back for more. The fortune teller predicts that she will marry a man who will inherit a fortune and then die.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Undertaking Palor

#15 - Undertaking Palor 7.77

Season 3 - Episode 9

Four boys who have a talent for video taping uncover some weird things at the undertaker's. Soon revenge comes when one the boy's father becomes a victim. They begin video taping the undertaker's evil deeds which he soon discovers in horror.

Directors: Michael Thau
The Assassin

#16 - The Assassin 7.77

Season 6 - Episode 8

Janet is a suburban wife of an ex-CIA assassin. When a group of operatives invade her home, they seem to think her husband is up to his old tricks again. The leader tempts one of her men then kills him, then kills the other guy, then plans to do the same with Janet. But Janet has a nasty surprise for her that she will never forget.

Directors: Martin von Haselberg
Only Sin Deep

#17 - Only Sin Deep 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 4

A call girl goes to a pawnshop to rob him of his jewelry. Instead the owner offers her 10,000 dollars for her beauty. She sells her beauty and lands a new job but discovers she is aging very fast.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Four-Sided Triangle

#18 - Four-Sided Triangle 7.72

Season 2 - Episode 9

Farmer George is attracted to Mary Jo, the nubile young woman who helps out with the chores. The problem is... she's in love with a scarecrow.

Directors: Tom Holland
Spoiled

#19 - Spoiled 7.68

Season 3 - Episode 13

Janet is a soap opera loving woman. She likes to watch soaps everyday. She even imitates them. One day she misses the end of her favorite soap opera when the TV goes on the fritz. She decides to get cable soon. Janet finds her self falling for the attractive cable installer. When her Surgeon husband discovers what's going on, he decides to make them part of his experiment.

Directors: Andy Wolk
Curiosity Killed

#20 - Curiosity Killed 7.68

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.

Directors: Elliot Silverstein
Two for the Show

#21 - Two for the Show 7.67

Season 5 - Episode 6

A man slaughters his wife who he believes is having an affair. He drags her body and puts it in the bathtub. The police arrive and he refuses to let them near the bathtub. He chops up the corpse and hops a train with a trunk containing his wife's corpse. The detective follows him. The man switches trunks but when he opens the other one he gets a big surprise.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
Three's a Crowd

#22 - Three's a Crowd 7.65

Season 2 - Episode 5

For their tenth anniversary a couple heads down to a cabin owned by their friend. When she and her friend start sneaking around the husband gets jealous and assumes that they are having an affair.

Directors: David Burton Morris
The Switch

#23 - The Switch 7.62

Season 2 - Episode 2

An elderly millionaire asks a plastic surgeon to give him the body of a younger man to win the girl of his dreams.

Directors: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Oil's Well That Ends Well

#24 - Oil's Well That Ends Well 7.60

Season 5 - Episode 11

A con artist and his girlfriend plan their next caper by tricking some southern boys into thinking there is oil underneath a cemetery. Their plans work. She makes them think she has gotten jealous and killed her boyfriend, but when she goes to dig him up, she gets a big surprise. He and the boys have been partners all along. The last laugh is on her when it turns out that there really is oil and she blows them all to kingdom come.

Directors: Paul Abascal
You, Murderer

#25 - You, Murderer 7.59

Season 6 - Episode 15

Lou Spinielli is an ex-criminal who wants to escape from his past. He hires Oscar, a plastic surgeon to sculpt his face in the form of Humphrey Bogart's. When his wife gets the pictures of his past in the mail, Oscar suggests that he kill Vivian. The plan backfires and when Lou returns home and he gets a surprise. Vivian and Oscar have been partners all along. They bump Lou off and take him far into the woods to bury him. Lou's mistress, Erika, shows up and the couple become some murder victims themselves.

Directors: Robert Zemeckis