Tales From the Cryptkeeper

The BEST episodes of Tales From the Cryptkeeper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

To capitalize on the merchandising craze brought forth by HBO's series "Tales from the Crypt", they invented this Saturday morning cartoon. Much like the series (and EC comics) that the cartoon was based on, the show featured different child characters weekly who ended up in twisted situations, but with a little more morality play than the HBO series. Still hosting was The Cryptkeeper, and in the second season, The Vaultkeeper and The Old Witch (both narrators from the comic series) had come in to upstage The Cryptkeeper. After two seasons, the show disappeared from ABC's lineup, but resurfaced on CBS in 1999 with new episodes, under the title "New Tales from the Cryptkeeper." The Vaultkeeper and the Old Witch were now absent as hosts, and the Cryptkeeper kept popping up within the context of the story more than in the previous seasons. In 2000, CBS dropped their entire Saturday morning children's show schedule. Since then, the show has aired in Canada and elsewhere in the world.

Last Updated: 5/9/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Transylvania Express
star
8.67
3 votes

#1 - Transylvania Express

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/10/1994

Two surfer dudes, none other than Mike and Ben, accidentally get on a train headed for Transylvania, where they must fight back against vampires.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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This Wraps It Up
star
8.00
4 votes

#2 - This Wraps It Up

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/4/1993

A girl becomes the object of her classmates' never-ending ridiculing because of her tallness. But when a mummy unleashes a curse on everyone, the kids turn to her to defeat the mummy and break the spell.

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Grounds for Horror
star
8.00
5 votes

#3 - Grounds for Horror

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/11/1993

Summer campers befriend an invisible being who plays pranks on a strict no-nonsense counselor.

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Game Over
star
8.00
6 votes

#4 - Game Over

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/1994

Two boys pay for skipping school to play video games when the characters come to life.

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The Brothers Gruff
star
8.00
3 votes

#5 - The Brothers Gruff

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/5/1994

A boy named Eddie is followed home by a troll after crossing a bridge. Now it's up to him and his friend Sheldon, who knows almost everything about monsters, to defeat the troll when it kidnaps Eddie's older brother.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors
star
8.00
4 votes

#6 - Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/12/1994

During a trip to the carnival, a boy's birthday is being spoiled by his skeptical uncle, but the latter of whom soon has his views of the supernatural challenged when they take a ride through a frighteningly realistic haunted house.

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Chuck (and Melvin) and the Beanstalker
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Chuck (and Melvin) and the Beanstalker

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/3/1994

Chuck and Melvin (the narcissistic prince and his brother from "The Sleeping Beauty") return; this time in a horrifying retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" where they must steal the treasure of a giant Cyclops named Beanstalker.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
Fare Tonight
star
7.83
6 votes

#8 - Fare Tonight

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/13/1993

Two paranormal enthusiasts create a homemade vampire detector and use it to hunt for bloodsuckers only to learn that one of them is right under their nose.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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Gorilla's Paw
star
7.80
5 votes

#9 - Gorilla's Paw

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1993

In a classic retelling of W. W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw, an unpopular kid steals a gorilla's paw in order to be a part of a secret club, and discovers that the gorilla's paw can grant wishes with twisted results.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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The Sleeping Beauty
star
7.75
8 votes

#10 - The Sleeping Beauty

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/1993

In a terrifying retelling of the classic fairytale, a self-absorbed prince and his nerdy put-upon twin brother quest to wake the slumbering princess, whom, little do they know, is really a bloodthirsty vampire.

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Nature
star
7.70
27 votes

#11 - Nature

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1993

After two brothers torment ants at a picnic, they are shrunk by a mysterious ray and are forced to face the trials and tribulations of the insect world.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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The Works...in Wax
star
7.50
8 votes

#12 - The Works...in Wax

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1993

A boy discovers that statues in his favourite wax museum come to life.

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Hyde and Go Shriek
star
7.50
8 votes

#13 - Hyde and Go Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/6/1993

A group of bullies fear for their lives when Wendell drinks a potion that turns him into a werewolf.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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Ghost Ship
star
7.50
4 votes

#14 - Ghost Ship

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/18/1993

Ben and his friend Mike go for a joyride on Ben's father's new yacht and sink it, leaving the two stranded in the ocean until a phantom ship haunted by pirates comes to their rescue.

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Hunted
star
7.50
2 votes

#15 - Hunted

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/19/1994

A heartless hunter in the Amazon is soon the hunted when a shapeshifting monster named Onnaya starts pursuing him after freeing the captured animals.

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Cave Man
star
7.38
8 votes

#16 - Cave Man

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/30/1993

The son of a scientist befriends a Neanderthal that has been encased in ice for millions of years, but the friendship turns sour when the caveman can't adapt to the modern world.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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Gone Fishin’ / A Little Body of Work
star
7.11
9 votes

#17 - Gone Fishin’ / A Little Body of Work

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/1993

In “Gone Fishin’,” Randy seems to find his uncle's fishing hobby distasteful, but Uncle Ned claims that “if you take the bait, you pay the price” — a lesson that Ned’s soon to learn from the fish. In “A Little Body of Work,” Eddie and Herman challenge Kevin to a race in the Mustang he’s rebuilding. The hoodlums go to great lengths to win the race, only to have their devious plan revealed by Kevin’s Mustang.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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While the Cat's Away
star
7.11
38 votes

#18 - While the Cat's Away

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1993

Two brothers plan to rob an abandoned mansion, where The Cryptkeeper has set up a monstrous security system to get rid of intruders.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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The Haunted Mine
star
7.00
4 votes

#19 - The Haunted Mine

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/22/1994

A boy goes to visit his aunt, which leads to a trip inside an abandoned mine filled with unusual shapes and a dark secret.

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Imaginary Friend
star
6.67
3 votes

#20 - Imaginary Friend

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1999

To relieve boredom while awaiting the grande opening of Laserland, teens Leo and Jamie decide to play ""welcome wagon"" by taunting the new neighbor, 9-year-old Mary Anne. But Mary Anne's new, ghostly ""imaginary friend"" turns the table on the bullies, escalating when Leo snatches the girl's beloved kitten, Boo.

Directors: Mike Crunyescha
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All the Gory Details!
star
6.50
4 votes

#21 - All the Gory Details!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/1994

A pair of newspaper reporters try to track down an old mad scientist.

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Sharon Sharalike
star
6.50
2 votes

#22 - Sharon Sharalike

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/9/1999

Selfish Shauna, unwlling to share even her most neglected toys with he younger sister Katie, spitefully hides Sharon Sharalike, the new doll that they've just recieved. But Shauna learns a lesson when she hears Sharon crying in the dead of night and comes to disover that the doll has mysteriously come to life.

Directors: Rick Marshall
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Pleasant Screams
star
6.36
11 votes

#23 - Pleasant Screams

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/2/1993

A teacher and one of his students find themselves trapped in the fantasies of another student whom they have tormented.

Directors: Laura Shepherd
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Dead Men Don't Jump!
star
6.25
4 votes

#24 - Dead Men Don't Jump!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/1994

The Witch, The Cryptkeeper, and The Vaultkeeper return to tell the tale of a boy who challenges a monster to a basketball game that could mean the end of his life if he loses.

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The Weeping Woman
star
6.00
3 votes

#25 - The Weeping Woman

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/8/1994

Camille and Mildred from "Fare Tonight" return, this time, to investigate the sightings of a woman's ghost who haunts a local inn.

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