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The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes 

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Updated January 18, 2018 4.5k votes 439 voters 18.5k views 111 items

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List of the best Tales from the Crypt episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Tales from the Crypt episodes of all time are. Fans of Tales from the Crypt are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

With episodes ranging from "This'll Kill Ya" to "Split Second," this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites. What is the best Tales from the Crypt episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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And All Through the Hous... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 1

Original Airing: Jun 10 1989

On Christmas Eve a woman slaughters her husband and learns that she's on Santa's naughty list when an escaped maniac dressed as Santa Claus shows up at her doorstep with a special present for
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Television Terror is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 16, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 2

Original Airing: Jul 17 1990

Horton Rivers is an arrogant television tabloid host. He is trying to get big ratings and decides to take his crew through a haunted house. The house is rumored to be haunted by an old woman who ...more
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What's Cookin' is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 4

Original Airing: Jul 22 1992

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 ...more
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Death of Some Salesmen ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 02 1993

A sneaky con man has a talent for killing people after he sells them phony tombstones. He soon learns that some for his new victims have a fortune buried in their cellar. He marries their ...more
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Dig That Cat...He's Real... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 1

Original Airing: Jun 10 1989

A bum named Ulric is given the chance of a lifetime when a scientist puts the gland of a cat inside his body. Soon Ulric becomes the main attraction at a sideshow.
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Split Second is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 11, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Aug 07 1991

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 ...more
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The Ventriloquist's Dumm... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 10, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 2

Original Airing: Jun 05 1990

A ventriloquist seeks out his old hero, Ingels, who he always admired. He soon meets up with his ventriloquist dummy Morty and discovers a shocking secret.
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Split Personality is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 11, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 4

Original Airing: Aug 26 1992

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 ...more
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Cutting Cards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 21 1990

Two rival long time gamblers meet up in a small town to have one last duel.
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Abra Cadaver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 4, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Jun 19 1991

Carl and Marty are siblings who work at a hospital. Carl shows Marty his new way of proving that the brain lives after the body dies. The whole thing turns out to be a prank but the shock of the ...more
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Carrion Death is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Jun 15 1991

Lou is a financial loser who finds a way out his problems. He decides to fake his own death he gets his wife and his brother in on the scheme. Later he goes on a vacation and returns only to ...more
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Yellow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 14, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Aug 28 1991

The general is ashamed when he learns that the rumors of the Lt. (who is also his son) being a coward are true. He offers his son a way out of the army if he can take part in one last mission. ...more
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Top Billing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 5, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Jun 26 1991

Barry Blye is a frustrated actor who will do anything to get a part. He's been rejected by every acting company because he doesn't have the right look. Bad luck follows him all over. First his ...more
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Forever Ambergris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 02 1993

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. ...more
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Fitting Punishment is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 12, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 2

Original Airing: Jun 19 1990

Bobby is an orphaned teenager who goes to live with his uncle Ezra. Ezra is a mortuary director who is very grumpy. One day he decides to fill his new casket by killing Bobby. Bobby is too tall ...more
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Two for the Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 20 1993

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 ...more
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Mournin' Mess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 10, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Jul 31 1991

A regretful reporter is investigating some murders of homeless people. He meets up with a man who is the prime suspect in the murders but when he fails to deliver a story his boss fires him. He ...more
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People Who Live in Brass... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 5, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 13 1993

Billy is a smalltime criminal who is bloody red for vengeance. Years ago, his boss at an icecream warehouse double crossed him by sending him to prison. Now he plans to frame his boss with the ...more
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Only Skin Deep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 6

Original Airing: Oct 31 1994

At a costume party, a young man falls in love with a sexy woman. They have a great time. He promises to keep quiet but the next day he spills the beans. The woman tells him not to be around ...more
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The Man Who Was Death is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 1

Original Airing: Jun 10 1989

Niles Talbot moved from the country to the big city to get a job as an electrian but ended up as an executioner. His trouble begins when he's suddenly uemployed and decides to take the law into ...more
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House of Horror is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 7, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 27 1993

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 ...more
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Dead Right is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 21 1990

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 ...more
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Three's a Crowd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Three's a Crowd Episode: 5, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 2

Original Airing: May 01 1990

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
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Collection Completed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 1

Original Airing: Jun 28 1989

After 47 year of tool sales, Jonas has finally found some time to relax and take a break. Or so he thinks. After he returns from his work, he finds out that his wife has been taking in stray ...more
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Easel Kill Ya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Episode: 8, Season: Tales from the Crypt - Season 3

Original Airing: Jul 17 1991

Jack is an artist who has a strange talent for painting pictures of corpses. One day he falls for a beautiful girl who tempts him into painting more. Jack turns over a new leaf for his love. One ...more