TV Episodes The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes  

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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 House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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
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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Death of Some Salesmen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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What's Cookin' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Split Second is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Split Personality is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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The Ventriloquist's Dummy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Carrion Death is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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) 10 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Abra Cadaver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Top Billing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Cutting Cards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Apr 21 1990 Two rival long time gamblers meet up in a small town to have one last duel.

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Came the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Nov 17 1993 In this version of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, a young woman who is also a thief is picked up by a man driving by. He takes her up to his place. There she hears a message from his wife, but also ...more

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Easel Kill Ya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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

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Forever Ambergris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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House of Horror is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Two for the Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Fitting Punishment is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Only Skin Deep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Mournin' Mess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Undertaking Palor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 24 1991 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 ...more

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Dead Right is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Werewolf Concerto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Sep 09 1992 A man is killed outside the woods of a hotel. His death is suspected to be the work of a werewolf. The manager says that there is a werewolf hunter who will deal with the problem. Among the ...more

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Dead Wait is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 03 1991 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 ...more

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People Who Live in Brass Hears... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Three's a Crowd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Creep Course is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Nov 10 1993 Reggie is a college jock who is trying to pass a history test. He asks the class bookworm Stella Bishop to help tutor him. She goes to Finely's house to to get the answer sheet, but when she ...more

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The Man Who Was Death is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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The Reluctant Vampire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 10 1991 A vampire is working at a blood bank as a night watchman. However, when the blood seems to be running low the vampire returns to getting blood the old fashion way. When the owner arrives at the ...more

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The New Arrival is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 25 1992 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 ...more

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The Secret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 31 1990 Theodore is a 12 year old orphan who gets adopted by an unusual couple who lock him up in the attic. They are always working and he never gets to go and have some fun. Little does he know that ...more

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Maniac At Large is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Aug 19 1992 A shy library clerk is obsessed with a serial killer fearing that she will be his next victim. She thinks that her boss, the security guard and a patron are they killer. One night, while she is ...more

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Only Sin Deep is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jun 14 1989 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

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My Brother's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 24 1990 Frank and his brother Eddie are Siamese twins. Frank refuses to sign a contract for an operation that will separate them, but Eddie doesn't want to be with Frank all the time. One day Frank ...more

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Collection Completed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
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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Demon Knight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jan 13 1995 Brayker is a man who carries the last of seven keys, special containers which held the blood of Christ and were scattered across the universe to prevent the forces of evil from taking over. If ...more

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None but the Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jun 27 1992 A sneaky man is obsessed with wedding rich older women then killing them. His business partner fears that he'll be caught soon. He finds himself in hot water when he starts getting threatening ...more

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For Cryin' Out Loud is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
May 22 1990 A rock promoter has been hearing voices inside his head for the past years. His doctor explains it to be too much time in the music biz. But when he tries to steal money at an Iggy Pop concert ...more

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As Ye Sow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Oct 02 1993 A husband hires a detective to spy on his wife whom he believes is cheating on him with a priest. When he learns that he's been conned, he decides to kill him himself. That day he learns that ...more

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Mute Witness to Murder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 10 1990 A woman witnesses a man slaughter his wife. The man lives across the street from her. When her husband calls their doctor, she's even more horrorfied to learn that the doctor is also the

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Surprise Party is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Dec 28 1994 A young man kills his father to inherit an old burned down house. When he arrives, he gets a very unusual surprise. He discovers that there's a party there waiting for him and he is the guest of ...more

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Beauty Rest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jul 11 1992 An obsessed wannabe model grows bloody red with envy when her roommate lands a part she thought she was going to get. She forces her roommate to overdose and steps in to take her place. She ...more

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You, Murderer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Jan 25 1995 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 ...more

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The Assassin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Dec 07 1994 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 ...more

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'Til Death is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Apr 24 1990 A wealthy plantation owner discovers that his new land that he is supposed to build his new future on is nothing more than a quicksand swamp. He plans to tempt a wealthy woman for her fortune ...more

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Strung Along is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Sep 02 1992 An aging puppeteer gets a new assistant. When he learns that his wife has a boyfriend, the assistant promises he'll do something about it. The puppeteer spends most of his time with is favorite ...more

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Four-Sided Triangle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
May 29 1990 Mary Jo is a young slave girl on a farm. One day while escaping to the fields she has a vision that a scarecrow comes to save her from the cruel couple. When her master discovers the identity of ...more

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Let the Punishment Fit the Cri... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
Oct 31 1994 An ambulance-chasing lawyer finds herself in a nightmare court when she is hauled in for having too many digits on her license plate. She finds her self going through the court several times and ...more

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The Thing From The Grave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tales From The Crypt Episodes
May 08 1990 A young photographer falls in love with a super model who is being mistreated by her boyfriend. When the lover finds out about them he kills the photographer and plans to kill her but he finds ...more