List of Tales from the Crypt episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the television series, Tales from the Crypt which aired from 1989-1996 for seven seasons. During the series' run, there were a total of 93 episodes and two feature-length films. A third film was produced in 2001, after the series ended.

Season 1 (1989)[edit]

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1 1 "The Man Who Was Death" Crypt of Terror #17 (#1) Walter Hill June 10, 1989
A prison executioner (William Sadler) is laid off from his job and begins administering his own justice to acquitted murder suspects. Also starring Gerrit Graham and Roy Brocksmith.
2 2 "And All Through the House" Vault of Horror #35 (#24) Robert Zemeckis June 10, 1989
A greedy wife (Mary Ellen Trainor) kills her second husband (Marshall Bell) for his insurance money and is then visited by a hideous serial killer (Larry Drake) dressed as Santa Claus and realizes her daughter is in danger.
3 3 "Dig That Cat… He's Real Gone" Haunt of Fear #21 Richard Donner June 10, 1989
A carnival showman (Joe Pantoliano) is buried alive for his grand finale. Through flashback he tells the viewers how he was formerly a homeless man who underwent a doctor's experiment to transfer a cat's nine lives to him. Also starring Robert Wuhl.
4 4 "Only Sin Deep" Haunt of Fear #24 Howard Deutch June 14, 1989
A young self-obsessed prostitute (Lea Thompson) "sells" her looks to a voodoo-dabbling pawnbroker (Britt Leach) so she can use the money to snag a rich bachelor (Brett Cullen) but regrets it when her face begins to age at an accelerated rate.
5 5 "Lover Come Hack to Me" Haunt of Fear #19 Tom Holland June 21, 1989
A newlywed couple (Amanda Plummer and Stephen Shellen) retreat to the wife's aunt's mansion where the husband plans to kill her for her inheritance but soon learns that his wife's family has a dark past and is not what she seems herself.
6 6 "Collection Completed" Vault of Horror #25 (#14) Mary Lambert June 28, 1989
An uptight elderly man (M. Emmet Walsh) retires and soon discovers his wife's (Audra Lindley) obsession with adopting animals into their home leading him to use the animals for a hobby of his own.

Season 2 (1990)[edit]

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7 1 "Dead Right" Shock SuspenStories #6 Howard Deutch Andy Wolk April 21, 1990
A gold-digging secretary (Demi Moore) follows the advice of a fortune teller (Natalia Nogulich) and marries a man (Jeffrey Tambor) after being told that he will die shortly after inheriting a large sum of money. Also stars Kate Hodge and Linda Cohn.
8 2 "The Switch" Tales From the Crypt #45 Arnold Schwarzenegger Michael Taav April 21, 1990
A rich elderly bachelor (William Hickey) wants to impress a young woman (Kelly Preston) by switching his body with a younger man (Rick Rossovich). Also starring Ian Abercrombie and Roy Brocksmith.
9 3 "Cutting Cards" Tales From the Crypt #32 Walter Hill Mae Woods April 21, 1990
Two rival gamblers (Lance Henriksen and Kevin Tighe) face off in a series of gruesome games to see who will leave town. Also starring Roy Brocksmith.
10 4 "'Til Death" Vault of Horror #28 Chris Walas Jeri Barchilon April 24, 1990
A land owner (D.W. Moffett) woos a haughty rich woman with a potion from a voodoo priestess (Janet Hubert) that contains a deadly warning. Also starring Aubrey Morris.
11 5 "Three's a Crowd" Shock SuspenStories #11 David Burton Morris Kim Steven Ketelsen May 1, 1990
A down-on-their-luck couple (Gavan O'Herlihy and Ruth de Sosa) are invited to a cabin owned by their wealthy former best man (Paul Lieber) but the unstable husband is convinced that his wife is having an affair.
12 6 "The Thing From the Grave" Tales From the Crypt #22 Fred Dekker Fred Dekker May 8, 1990
A supermodel (Teri Hatcher) and her photographer (Kyle Secor) fall in love. When the model's boyfriend (Miguel Ferrer) learns of their affair he sets out to kill them. However he gets a nasty surprise as love proves to be strong even in death.
13 7 "The Sacrifice" Shock SuspenStories #10 Richard Greenberg Ross Thomas May 15, 1990
An insurance agent (Kevin Kilner) kills his obnoxious client (Don Hood) in a plot to take his money and his wife (Kim Delaney). He soon finds out however that this will be difficult when someone (Michael Ironside) shows up to blackmail him for the murder.
14 8 "For Cryin' Out Loud" Shock SuspenStories #15 Jeffrey Price Peter S. Seaman May 22, 1990
A rock promoter (Lee Arenberg) plans to run off with all the money, but things get complicated when it turns out that his hearing problems were his hidden conscience (Sam Kinison). A greedy banker (Katey Sagal) blackmails the promoter. Also starring Iggy Pop.
15 9 "Four-Sided Triangle" Shock SuspenStories #17 Tom Holland James Tugend May 29, 1990
A young farmhand (Patricia Arquette) suffers a head injury and believes a scarecrow is her lover. Also starring Chelcie Ross and Susan Blommaert as her abusive employers.
16 10 "The Ventriloquist's Dummy" Tales From the Crypt #28 Richard Donner Frank Darabont June 5, 1990
A young ventriloquist (Bobcat Goldthwait) wants to improve his craft and seeks out help from his old hero (Don Rickles) but soon finds out his hidden secret.
17 11 "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today" Tales From the Crypt #25 Randa Haines Scott Nimerfro June 12, 1990
A cosmetics saleswoman (Frances Bay) visits the home of a young vain and eccentric couple (Brian Kerwin and Carol Kane) and convinces the wife to try on a magic necklace that switches the wife's body with hers.
18 12 "Fitting Punishment" Vault of Horror #16 Jack Sholder Jonathan David Kahn June 19, 1990
A funeral home director (Moses Gunn) is made the legal guardian to his nephew (Jon Clair). The mortician makes him an apprentice to earn his keep but it's a matter of time before his abusiveness, stinginess and Bible quotes return to haunt him.
19 13 "Korman's Kalamity" Tales From the Crypt #31 Rowdy Herrington Terry Black June 26, 1990
An employee of the Tales from the Crypt comic (Harry Anderson) is investigated by a policewoman (Cynthia Gibb) who believes his monster drawings are coming to life. Meanwhile the cartoonist must deal with his shrewish wife (Colleen Camp). Also starring Richard Schiff.
20 14 "Lower Berth" Tales From the Crypt #33 Kevin Yagher Fred Dekker July 3, 1990
A two-faced sideshow (Jeff Yagher) freak falls in love with a 4000-year-old mummy said to be cursed. Also starring Lewis Arquette Stefan Gierasch and Mark Rolston.
21 15 "Mute Witness to Murder" Crypt of Terror #18 Jim Simpson Nancy Doyne July 10, 1990
A woman (Patricia Clarkson) goes mute and is cared for by a psychiatrist (Richard Thomas) who committed a murder and wants the woman to be silenced forever.
22 16 "Television Terror" Haunt of Fear #17 Charlie Picerni Randall Jahnson July 17, 1990
A tabloid news show host (Morton Downey, Jr.) and his camera crew investigate a house haunted by the ghost of a woman who killed seven men. The host and the crew get more than they bargained for when a chain of supernatural happenings indeed begin taunting them.
23 17 "My Brother's Keeper" Shock SuspenStories #16 Peter S. Seaman Jeffrey Price July 24, 1990
The relationship between Siamese twin brothers (Timothy Stack and Jonathan Stark) becomes strained when the good twin doesn't want to be separated from the bad twin. Also starring Jessica Harper.
24 18 "The Secret" Haunt of Fear #24 J. Michael Riva Doug Ronning July 31, 1990
A 12-year-old orphan is adopted by a rich childless couple (William Frankfather and Grace Zabriskie) who harbor a dark secret. Also stars Larry Drake.

Season 3 (1991)[edit]

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25 1 "Loved to Death" Tales From The Crypt #25 Tom Mankiewicz Joe Minion June 15, 1991
A writer (Andrew McCarthy) has a neighbor (Mariel Hemingway) who is his object of desire. He is aided by his landlord (David Hemmings) who gives him a love potion. Also starring Kathleen Freeman.
26 2 "Carrion Death" Shock SuspenStories #9 Steven E. de Souza Steven E. de Souza June 15, 1991
An escaped con (Kyle MacLachlan) running for the Mexican border ends up killing a state trooper (George Del Hoyo), but in the process is cuffed to him and has to drag the heavy corpse across the desert to freedom.
27 3 "The Trap" Shock SuspenStories #18 Michael J. Fox Scott Alexander June 15, 1991
A scheming jerk (Bruce McGill) hatches a plan to fake his own death and collect his life insurance money. However, he is shocked to discover his wife and brother (Teri Garr and Bruno Kirby) have double-crossed him. Michael J. Fox, who directed this episode, plays the prosecutor.
28 4 "Abra Cadaver" Tales From The Crypt #37 (As Dead Right!) Stephen Hopkins Jim Birge June 19, 1991
A doctor (Tony Goldwyn) who plays too many pranks finds revenge can be a harrowing event when his brother (Beau Bridges) makes him the guinea pig of a new serum that mimics death. Based off the story "Dead Right!" renamed for Television
29 5 "Top Billing" The Vault of Horror #39 Todd Holland Myles Berkowitz June 26, 1991
A struggling actor (Jon Lovitz) kills off his competition (Bruce Boxleitner) in order to secure a part in a strange production of Hamlet. Also starring John Astin, Paul Benedict, Kimmy Robertson Louise Fletcher and Sandra Bernhard.
30 6 "Dead Wait" The Vault of Horror #23 Tobe Hooper Gilbert Adler July 3, 1991
A thug (James Remar) working for a plantation owner (John Rhys-Davies) teams up with the owner's mistress (Vanity) to steal a highly valuable black pearl. Also starring Whoopi Goldberg who also appears as herself in the outro being interviewed by the Crypt Keeper.
31 7 "The Reluctant Vampire" The Vault of Horror #20 Elliot Silverstein William Gaines July 10, 1991
A vampire (Malcolm McDowell) eschews the tradition of attacking mortals rather satiating his need for blood by working as a night watchman at a blood bank. But the owner (George Wendt) soon realizes his business is being sucked dry.
32 8 "Easel Kill Ya" The Vault of Horror #31 John Harrison Larry Wilson July 17, 1991
An artist (Tim Roth) who can't seem to sell any of his work encounters a collector of morbid artwork (William Atherton). But he has to keep producing ghoulish artworks to satisfy his new customer.
33 9 "Undertaking Palor" Tales From The Crypt #39 Michael Thau Ron Finley July 24, 1991
A group of kids aspiring to be horror filmmakers break into the local mortuary to see a real dead body. However, they soon stumble upon a sinister conspiracy of murder and greed involving the town's pharmacist (Graham Jarvis) and a local mortician, which the boys plan to expose by taking the law into their own hands and film evidence of the mortician's murderous dealings when one of the boys' fathers died from poisoned medicine.
34 10 "Mournin' Mess" Tales From The Crypt #38 Manny Coto Manny Coto July 31, 1991
A down-on-his-luck reporter (Steven Weber) investigating several bizarre homeless murders discovers that the murders may be related to an organization called the Grateful Homeless Outcasts and Unwanteds Layaway Society (G.H.O.U.L.S.) whose charitable façade hides a horrific secret. Also starring Rita Wilson, Ally Walker, and Vincent Schiavelli.
35 11 "Split Second" Shock SuspenStories #4 Russell Mulcahy Richard Christian Matheson August 7, 1991
A barmaid (Michelle Johnson) marries a lumberjack (Brion James) and brings him over the edge when she begins seducing another lumberjack (Billy Wirth).
36 12 "Deadline" Shock SuspenStories #12 Walter Hill Mae Woods August 14, 1991
When a down-on-his-luck reporter (Richard Jordan) swears to give up drinking to get his old job back, he meets a woman (Marg Helgenberger) and the two begin having a fling. Also starring Richard Herd and Jon Polito.
37 13 "Spoiled" Haunt of Fear #26 Andy Wolk Connie Johnson August 21, 1991
A housewife (Faye Grant) obsessed with soap operas has an affair with a cable guy (Anthony LaPaglia). When the husband (Alan Rachins) finds out, he decides that the best revenge is to use the two as human subjects in his biological experiment.
38 14 "Yellow" Shock SuspenStories #1 Robert Zemeckis Gilbert Adler August 28, 1991
Set in 1918, the final year of World War I, a general's (Kirk Douglas) son (Eric Douglas) is branded yellow for causing the death of a platoon under his command because he couldn't warn them, and is sentenced to death by firing squad. Also starring Dan Aykroyd and Lance Henriksen. This is the only episode of the entire series to run longer than 30 minutes.

Season 4 (1992)[edit]

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39 1 "None but the Lonely Heart" Tales From The Crypt #33 Tom Hanks Donald Longtooth June 27, 1992
A con man (Treat Williams) finds a new wealthy widow (Frances Sternhagen) excited to have his company. But it seems someone is on to him as he gets a series of notes warning him to stop what he's doing. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard makes a cameo appearance as the gravedigger. Tom Hanks, who directed this episode, makes a cameo appearance as the video dating service owner.
40 2 "This'll Kill Ya" Crime SuspenStories #23 Robert Longo A. L. Katz June 27, 1992
A scientist (Dylan McDermott) is injected with an experimental virus cell with no antidote that kills its host. Believing that he was double-crossed by his lab partners (Sonia Braga and Cleavon Little) he decides to get revenge. This was Cleavon Little's final acting performance. He died after this episode aired.
41 3 "On a Deadman's Chest" Haunt of Fear #12 William Friedkin Larry Wilson June 27, 1992
A rock star (Yul Vazquez) gets an unwanted chest tattoo from a mysterious artist (Heavy D) of the woman he hates (Tia Carrere), which seems to have a life of its own and won't go away even after he murders the object of his hatred. Also starring Sherrie Rose.
42 4 "Seance" Vault of Horror #25 Gary Fleder Harry Anderson July 4, 1992
Two con artists (Ben Cross and Cathy Moriarty) attempt to swindle a rich tycoon (John Vernon). But when they end up accidentally killing him, they turn to tricking his blind wife (Ellen Crawford) by acting as her medium and holding a mock seance.
43 5 "Beauty Rest" Vault of Horror #35 Stephen Hopkins Donald Longtooth July 11, 1992
An aging model (Mimi Rogers) resorts to murdering her younger rivals (Kathy Ireland and Jennifer Rubin) in order to jumpstart her career. She gets her big break as a contestant in a rather macabre beauty pageant. Also starring Buck Henry.
44 6 "What's Cookin'" Haunt of Fear #12 Gilbert Adler A. L. Katz July 22, 1992
A couple's (Christopher Reeve and Bess Armstrong) failing restaurant gets a huge boost when a drifter (Judd Nelson) gives them a steak recipe that's made of human flesh. Also starring Meat Loaf.
45 7 "The New Arrival" Haunt of Fear #25 Peter Medak Ron Finley July 25, 1992
A psychologist (David Warner) attempts to boost his sagging radio show ratings by doing a series of episodes from the home of a strange woman (Zelda Rubenstein) who wants help for her deeply disturbed child. Also starring Joan Severance, Twiggy, and Robert Patrick.
46 8 "Showdown" Two-Fisted Tales #37 Richard Donner Frank Darabont August 1, 1992
After killing a Texas ranger (David Morse) a remorseless gunslinger (Neil Giuntoli) gets his comeuppance when all of his past victims come back to haunt him.
47 9 "King of the Road" Original Script {see below} Tom Holland Randall Jahnson August 8, 1992
A police officer (Raymond J. Barry) revives his past life as a street racer when a cocky young racer (Brad Pitt) kidnaps the officer's daughter to blackmail him into one last street race. {Note- the "Two-Fisted Tales" comic book cover shown in the episode is a spoof; this tale came from a script for a planned movie "Two-Fisted Tales" which was based on the comic book series of the same name along with TFTC stories "Yellow" and "Showdown"}
48 10 "Maniac at Large" Crime SuspenStories #27 John Frankenheimer Mae Woods August 19, 1992
A librarian (Blythe Danner) becomes obsessed with a serial killer and believes that she is his next victim. Also starring Salome Jens, Clarence Williams III, Adam Ant, and Obba Babatunde.
49 11 "Split Personality" Vault of Horror #30 Joel Silver Fred Dekker August 26, 1992
A con man (Joe Pesci) tricks a pair of reclusive twin sisters into dating him so that he can steal their inheritance. However, he gets a nasty surprise when he discovers the twins harbor a dark secret. Featuring brief appearances by Burt Young and Joe Pantoliano.
50 12 "Strung Along" Vault of Horror #33 Kevin Yagher Yale Udoff September 2, 1992
A game of deception ensues when a golden-age puppeteer (Donald O'Connor) with a young and dominant wife (Patricia Charbonneau) is given a chance to revive his act for a tribute show and takes on an animatronic puppeteer (Zach Galligan) as his new assistant.
51 13 "Werewolf Concerto" Vault of Horror #16 Steve Perry Scott Nimerfro September 9, 1992
A group of guests at a hotel suspect that one of them may be a werewolf. Starring Timothy Dalton, Beverly D'Angelo, Dennis Farina, Reginald Veljohnson, Lela Rochon, Charles Fleischer, Walter Gotell, and Wolfgang Puck.
52 14 "Curiosity Killed" Tales From The Crypt #36 Elliot Silverstein Stanley Ralph Ross September 16, 1992
An elderly man (Kevin McCarthy) is let in on the secret of a youth potion whilst camping in the woods, and entrusts another couple (J.A. Preston and Madge Sinclair) to keep it from his own bitter, overbearing wife (Margot Kidder).

Season 5 (1993)[edit]

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53 1 "Death of Some Salesman" The Haunt of Fear #15 Gilbert Adler A. L. Katz October 2, 1993
A sneaky cemetery plot salesman (Ed Begley, Jr.) finds new victims (triple role played by Tim Curry) in the form of a strange hillbilly family with a fortune buried in their basement and a burning hatred for conning salesmen. Also starring Yvonne De Carlo.
54 2 "As Ye Sow" Shock SuspenStories #14 Kyle MacLachlan Ron Finley October 2, 1993
Thinking his wife (Patsy Kensit) is cheating on him a jealous husband (Héctor Elizondo) hires a detective (Sam Waterston) and is led to believe she is having an affair with the local priest (John Shea). Featuring cameos from Adam West and Miguel Ferrer.
55 3 "Forever Ambergris" Tales from the Crypt #44 Gary Fleder Scott Rosenberg October 2, 1993
After playing second fiddle to an up-and-coming photographer named Isaac Forte (Steve Buscemi) a seasoned but washed-up combat photographer named Dalton (Roger Daltrey) cooks up a deadly scheme to take him out and get his wife (Lysette Anthony).
56 4 "Food for Thought" Tales from the Crypt #40 Roman Flender Larry Wilson October 6, 1993
A clown and part-time cook named Sambini (Ernie Hudson) goes off the deep jealous end when he finds out his wife (Joan Chen) is in love with the show's fire-eater (John Laughlin). Also starring Phil Fondacaro.
57 5 "People Who Live in Brass Hearses" The Vault of Horror #27 Russell Mulcahy Scott Nimerfro October 13, 1993
A crook with an addiction to butter (Bill Paxton) with the help of his brother (Brad Dourif) sets out to get revenge on an ice cream truck driver (Michael Lerner) who put him in prison years ago.
58 6 "Two for the Show" Crime SuspenStories #17 Kevin Hooks Gilbert Adler October 20, 1993
A murderous husband (David Paymer) and a cop with his own marital issues (Vincent Spano) get caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse aboard a train. Also starring Traci Lords.
59 7 "House of Horror" Tales From The Crypt #21 Bob Gale Bob Gale October 27, 1993
Three fraternity pledges (Wil Wheaton Jason London, and Keith Coogan) are challenged to get to the top floor of a haunted house as part of their initiation. However when two of the pledges fail to return the sadistic fraternity leader heads to the top floor of the house to look for them only to learn that a local sorority harbors a sinister secret involving the house.
60 8 "Well Cooked Hams" Tales from the Crypt #27 Elliot Silverstein Andrew Kevin Walker November 3, 1993
In a desperate attempt to spice up his act a hack turn-of-the-century magician (Billy Zane) kills his mentor (Martin Sheen) and steals his mentor's famed prop the Box of Death. Also starring Maryam d'Abo.
61 9 "Creep Course" The Haunt of Fear #23 Jeffrey Boam William Gaines November 10, 1993
A bookworm (Nina Siemaszko) is tricked by a jock (Anthony Michael Hall) and their evil Egyptologist professor (Jeffrey Jones) into becoming a virgin sacrifice for a long preserved mummy.
62 10 "Came the Dawn" Shock Suspenstories #9 Uli Edel Ron Finley November 17, 1993
A female hitchhiker (Brooke Shields) catches a ride with a seemingly timid man (Perry King) who reveals a dark secret to her while they spend the night together at his cabin. Also starring Michael J. Pollard.
63 11 "Oil's Well That Ends Well" Tales from the Crypt #34 Paul Abascal Scott Nimerfro November 24, 1993
A con artist (Lou Diamond Phillips) and his girlfriend (Priscilla Presley) plan their next caper by tricking some Southern boys into thinking there is oil underneath a cemetery. Also starring Alan Ruck. This is the only episode to have John Kassir starring in a role other than the Crypt Keeper.
64 12 "Half-Way Horrible" The Vault of Horror #26 Gregory Widen William Gaines December 1, 1993
A ruthless businessman (Clancy Brown) discovers that all his key partners working on a new preservative drug for his company are being murdered and the killer may be closer to him than he thinks. Also starring Cheech Marin.
65 13 "Till Death Do We Part" The Haunt of Fear #12 W. Peter Iliff W. Peter Iliff December 8, 1993
A stud (John Stamos) involved with a female mob boss (Eileen Brennan) begins an affair with a young waitress (Kate Vernon) and is ordered to kill her himself when his Mafia girlfriend finds out about the liaison. Also starring Robert Picardo and Frank Stallone.

Season 6 (1994–95)[edit]

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66 1 "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" Vault of Horror #33 Russell Mulcahy Ron Finley October 31, 1994
An ambulance-chasing lawyer (Catherine O'Hara) finds herself being sent to a nightmarish court for petty crimes. Also starring Peter MacNicol.
67 2 "Only Skin Deep" Tales from the Crypt #38 William Malone Dick Beebe October 31, 1994
Coming off a bad relationship a man with a history of violent behavior (Peter Onorati) picks up a mysterious masked woman (Sherrie Rose) at a costume party who is even more unstable than he is.
68 3 "Whirlpool" Vault of Horror #32 Mick Garris Gilbert Adler October 31, 1994
A struggling comic book artist (Rita Rudner) finds herself in a time warp where her day is in an endless loop with a different tragic outcome. Also starring Richard Lewis and Blake Clark.
69 4 "Operation Friendship" Tales From The Crypt #41 Roland Mesa Rob Ross November 9, 1994
A computer nerd (Tate Donovan) is tormented by his imaginary friend (Peter Dobson) after ignoring him for years. Featuring a cameo by Ethan Suplee.
70 5 "Revenge is the Nuts ( adapted from Blind Alleys)" Vault of Horror #20 (Blind Alleys appears in Tales From The Crypt # 46) Jonas McCord Shel Willens November 16, 1994
A sadistic caregiver at a home for the blind (Anthony Zerbe) gets his comeuppance by the many victims (Issac Hayes Bibi Besch Tim Sampson and Teri Polo) he abused and his brother (John Savage).
71 6 "The Bribe" Shock SuspenStories #7 Ramón Menéndez Scott Nimerfro November 23, 1994
A fire inspector (Terry O'Quinn) gets more than he bargained for when a sleazy strip club owner (Esai Morales) bribes him with a dangerous offer. Kimberly Williams-Paisley plays his daughter and Benicio del Toro plays Bill a security guard at the strip club.
72 7 "The Pit" Vault of Horror #40 John Harrison John Harrison November 30, 1994
Two martial artists (Mark Dacascos and Stoney Jackson) are forced to fight to the death by their overbearing wives (Debbe Dunning and Marjean Holden). Also stars Wayne Newton.
73 8 "The Assassin" Shock SuspenStories #17 Martin von Haselberg Scott Nimerfro December 7, 1994
A group of operatives invade the home of a housewife (Shelley Hack) in search of her husband whom they believe is an AWOL CIA assassin. Also stars Corey Feldman Jonathan Banks and Chelsea Field.
74 9 "Staired in Horror" Vault of Horror #23 Stephen Hopkins Teller December 14, 1994
A man (D. B. Sweeney) on the run finds refuge in a house owned by a woman (Rachel Ticotin) whose house and stairway are cursed. Also stars R. Lee Ermey.
75 10 "In the Groove" Crime SuspenStories #21 Vincent Spano Jack Temchin December 21, 1994
A talk radio show host (Miguel Ferrer) finally becomes successful and resorts to murder to keep himself on top. Also stars Slash Wendie Malick and Linda Doucett.
76 11 "Surprise Party" Vault of Horror #37 Elliot Silverstein Colman deKay December 28, 1994
A man (Adam Storke) murders his father (Rance Howard) to inherit a house that burned down years ago but gets a nasty surprise when he learns the place harbors a horrible legacy. Also stars Jake Busey.
77 12 "Doctor of Horror" Vault of Horror #13 Larry Wilson Larry Wilson January 4, 1995
Two bumbling security guards Richard (Hank Azaria) and Charlie (Travis Tritt) aid a mad doctor (Austin Pendleton) in his quest to steal the souls from recently dead corpses. Also stars Ben Stein.
78 13 "Comes the Dawn" Haunt of Fear #26 John Herzfeld William Gaines January 11, 1995
Two cheating U.S. Army poachers the Colonel (Michael Ironside) and the Sergeant (Bruce Payne) become the hunted while on a trip in the Arctic. Also stars Vivian Wu and Susan Tyrrell.
79 14 "99 & 44/100 Pure Horror" Vault of Horror #23 Rodman Flender Rodman Flender January 18, 1995
A narcissistic young artist with a penchant for gore (Cristi Conaway) goes on a rampage when her husband (Bruce Davison) a soap company magnate fires her.
80 15 "You, Murderer" Shock SuspenStories #14 Robert Zemeckis A. L. Katz January 25, 1995
Lou, a corpse who bears a striking resemblance to Humphrey Bogart, tells a tale of deception lust and murder in a morbid homage to film noir. Also stars John Lithgow as Dr. Oscar Charles Isabella Rossellini as his ex-wife Betty and Sherilyn Fenn as his lover Erica.

Season 7 (1996)[edit]

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81 1 "Fatal Caper" Tales From the Crypt #20 Bob Hoskins Gilbert Adler April 19, 1996
Mycroft, an elderly rich man adds a stipulation in his will stating that his two sons must find their long-lost brother or risk having their inheritance given away to charity. Also features Natasha Richardson and Bob Hoskins.
82 2 "Last Respects" Tales From The Crypt #23 Freddie Francis Scott Nimerfro April 26, 1996
Three sisters - LaVonne (Emma Samms) Delores (Kerry Fox) and Marlice (Julie Cox) - think they have found a way out of their troubles when they discover a monkey's paw that grants them their wishes.
83 3 "A Slight Case of Murder" Vault of Horror #33 Brian Helgeland Brian Helgeland May 3, 1996
A game of cat and mouse ensues between a female mystery novelist (Francesca Annis) and her jealous husband (Christopher Cazenove) when he accuses her of cheating on him with her nosy neighbor's son.
84 4 "Escape" Vault of Horror #16 Peter MacDonald Gilbert Adler May 17, 1996
During World War II two Nazis a traitor (Martin Kemp) and the man he betrayed are trapped in a prison camp, where they must work together to escape.
85 5 "Horror in the Night" Vault of Horror #12 Russell Mulcahy John Harrison May 24, 1996
A jewel thief (James Wilby) hides out in a hotel after being shot and meets a beautiful woman (Elizabeth McGovern) that only he can see. Also stars Peter Guinness.
86 6 "Cold War" Tales From The Crypt #43 Andrew Morahan Scott Nimerfro May 31, 1996
Cammy (Jane Horrocks) and Ford (Ewan McGregor) are two lovers on the wrong side of the law but when Cammy has had enough and decides to get out she brings home a man that reminds them why they're perfect for each other.
87 7 "The Kidnapper" Shock SuspenStories #12 James H. Spencer John Harrison June 7, 1996
A simple young man (Steve Coogan) takes in a homeless pregnant woman (Julia Sawalha) and falls in love with her but becomes jealous when her child is born so he sets out to get rid of the kid forever.
88 8 "Report from the Grave" Vault of Horror #15 William Malone William Malone June 14, 1996
After creating a machine that collects thoughts from the dead resulting in his lover's death a young man (James Frain) becomes obsessed with resurrecting her at any cost.
89 9 "Smoke Wrings" Vault of Horror #34 Mandie Fletcher Lisa Sandoval June 21, 1996
A young man (Daniel Craig) with a strange device is hired onto an advertising company by an esteemed executive but what the executive doesn't know is that the young man is in cahoots with her enraged ex-partner (Paul Freeman) who is out for revenge.
90 10 "About Face" Haunt of Fear #27 Thomas E. Sanders Gilbert Adler June 28, 1996
A corrupt priest (Anthony Andrews) discovers that he is the long-lost father of two twin daughters: a beautiful gentle girl named Angelica and an angry deformed girl named Leah (played in a double role by Anna Friel). Also stars Imelda Staunton.
91 11 "Confession" Shock SuspenStories #4 Peter Hewitt Scott Nimerfro July 5, 1996
A screenwriter (Eddie Izzard) finds himself as the prime suspect when a serial killer is on the rampage decapitating female heads in the city. Also stars Ciarán Hinds.
92 12 "Ear Today… Gone Tomorrow" Haunt of Fear #11 Christopher Hart Ed Tapia July 12, 1996
Glenn a gambling safecracker (Robert Lindsay) with a slight hearing loss gets entangled in a game between a mobster and his exotic wife and ends up getting the auditory system of an owl.
93 13 "The Third Pig" Three Little Pigs Bill Kopp Patrick A. Ventura July 19, 1996
The Big Bad Wolf (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait) slaughters two of the three pigs (voiced by Brad Garrett and Charlie Adler) leaving the third pig (voiced by Cam Clarke), convicted of the murders. This is the only animated episode in the series.

Motion pictures[edit]

# Film Title Director Writer(s) Year
1 Demon Knight Ernest R. Dickerson, Gilbert Adler Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Gilbert Adler 1995
2 Bordello of Blood Gilbert Adler Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis, A. L. Katz, Gilbert Adler 1996
3 Ritual Avi Nesher Rob Cohen, Avi Nesher 2001