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Tales from the Crypt

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Comedy Fantasy Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)1989 - 19967 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Comic Book Adaptation Country: America

Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the four other EC Comics of the time. The show was produced by HBO with uncredited association by The Geffen Film Company and Warner Bros. Television. The series is not to be confused with the 1972 film by the same name or Tales from the Darkside, another similarly themed horror anthology series.Because it was aired on HBO, a premium cable television channel, it was one of the few anthology series to be allowed to have full freedom from censorship by network standards and practices as a result, HBO allowed the series to contain graphic violence as well as other content that had not appeared in most television series up to that time, such as profanity, gore, nudity and sexual situations, which could give the series a TV-MA rating for today's standards. The show is subsequently edited for such content when broadcast in syndication or on basic cable. While the series began production in the United States, in the final season filming moved to Britain, resulting in episodes which revolved around British characters.Tales from the Crypt has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 2 others. It's a comedy and crime show with 93 episodes over 7 seasons. Tales from the Crypt is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 82% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (18,920 votes).

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93 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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#524 Ranked TV Show

#30 Ranked in Suspense TV

#33 Ranked in Comic Book TV

#92 Ranked in Adaptation TV

Tales from the Crypt has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 82% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (18,920 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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93 Total Episodes of Tales from the Crypt Where to stream every episode from all 7 seasons of Tales from the Crypt. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Man Who Was Death

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Jun 11, 1989
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The Man Who Was Death Jun 11, 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 his own hands.

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Season 01, Episode 02 And All Through the House

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Jun 11, 1989
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And All Through the House Jun 11, 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 her.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone

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Jun 11, 1989
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Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone Jun 11, 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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Season 01, Episode 04 Only Sin Deep

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Jun 15, 1989
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Only Sin Deep Jun 15, 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 fast.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Lover Come Hack To Me

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Jun 22, 1989
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Lover Come Hack To Me Jun 22, 1989 Charles marries Peggy but only for her money planning to kill her and make it look like an accident. One night things change when her dead mother pays a visit and Peggy shows Charles her own family tradition.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Collection Completed

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Jun 29, 1989
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Collection Completed Jun 29, 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 animals. He decides to take up a new hobby ... taxidermy.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Dead Right

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Apr 22, 1990
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Dead Right Apr 22, 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 for more. The fortune teller predicts that she will marry a man who will inherit a fortune then die. She gets the money first and when she tells her husband to kiss off, he stabs her to death and ends up in the hot seat.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Switch

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Apr 22, 1990
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The Switch Apr 22, 1990 An elderly millionaire asks a plastic surgeon to give him the body of a younger man to win the girl of his dreams.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Cutting Cards

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Apr 22, 1990
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Cutting Cards Apr 22, 1990 Two rival long time gamblers meet up in a small town to have one last duel.

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Season 02, Episode 04 'Til Death

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Apr 25, 1990
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'Til Death Apr 25, 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 but it doesn't work. A voodoo priestess gives him a potion to make her his, but it has some deadly side effects. The priestess resurrects her but at the most horrible cost.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Three's a Crowd

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May 2, 1990
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Three's a Crowd May 2, 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 affair.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Thing From The Grave

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May 9, 1990
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The Thing From The Grave May 9, 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 out that you can't destroy love even when it's dead.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Sacrifice

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May 16, 1990
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The Sacrifice May 16, 1990 Reed is a hotshot insurance agent who decides to kill his stubborn boss and marry his wife. The plan works until Reed's boss who happens to be Gloria's ex-husband arrives with pictures he has taken of the murder and blackmails Reed.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Loved to Death

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Jun 16, 1991
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Loved to Death Jun 16, 1991 In Los Angeles, the aspirant screenwriter Edward Foster from Indiana has a crush on his neighbor Miranda Singer. However, the bimbo Miranda is an aspirant actress and gold digger and does not give attention to Edward. His unrequited love calls the attention of his creepy landlord Mr. Stronham that offers Edward a love potion to seduce Miranda. Will the potion work?

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Season 03, Episode 02 Carrion Death

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Jun 16, 1991
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Carrion Death Jun 16, 1991 A sadistic serial killer has unforeseen complications when pursued by a determined motorcycle cop in a barren desert.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The Trap

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Jun 16, 1991
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The Trap Jun 16, 1991 Indebted unhappy married couple, Lou and Irene, commit a life insurance fraud. Lou's brother Billy helps him fake his death and leave for Mexico. But Irene and Billy fall in love and when Lou returns, they claim they don't know him.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Abra Cadaver

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Jun 20, 1991
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Abra Cadaver Jun 20, 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 joke gives Marty a heart attack. Years later Marty hasn't forgiven Carl and plans a deadly revenge. Marty then reveals that it was an act of revenge on Carl and the whole thing was a joke ... or was it?

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Season 03, Episode 05 Top Billing

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Jun 27, 1991
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Top Billing Jun 27, 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 girlfriend breaks up with him. Then he's kicked out of his apartment. Then his old rival Winton Robins, who has ""the look"", gets a part in a weird theater's production of Hamlet. Barry goes into a frustrated rage and strangles him to death to take the part. He is shocked when he learns that the theater is really a mental hospital.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Dead Wait

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Jul 4, 1991
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Dead Wait Jul 4, 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 turns on him. Fortunately a voodoo priestess comes to the rescue but she has something special for him that he'll never forget.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Reluctant Vampire

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Jul 11, 1991
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The Reluctant Vampire Jul 11, 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 vampire's lair he tries to black mail him, but as fate as would have it, the vampire's sexy secretary shows up and knocks him into the vampire's coffin. Some vampire hunters mistake him for the vampire and he gets a wonderful juicy stake.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 None but the Lonely Heart

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Jun 28, 1992
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None but the Lonely Heart Jun 28, 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 notes. He kills off those he suspects and soon he realizes the meaning of the saying revenge is sweet.

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Season 04, Episode 02 This'll Kill Ya

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Jun 28, 1992
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This'll Kill Ya Jun 28, 1992 Sophie and Pack are workers at a medicine company. They are furious when their boss tells the papers that they are ready to test their new drug on humans. One day, while he is taking his shots they accidently inject him with the serum. George has only a few hours to live. He starts to have delusions and learns he's been set up and kills Pack. Sophie bursts in and tells him that the whole thing was just a joke.

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Season 04, Episode 03 On a Deadman's Chest

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Jun 28, 1992
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On a Deadman's Chest Jun 28, 1992 A rocker fights with his manager. His groupie girlfriend shows him a special tattoo and convinces him to get one from where she got it. The tattoo has a picture of a dragon but a cartoon face that looks like Scarlett. He tries to remove the tattoo but no matter how hard he tries it keeps coming back. Eventually it drives him to murder Scarlett. The tattoo comes back to haunt him despite his guilt.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Seance

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Jul 5, 1992
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Seance Jul 5, 1992 Con artists posing as mediums decide to use a man named Chalmers as their next victim. The woman hits on Chalmers and her male partner takes pictures of them in bed. One day Chalmers is killed in an accident. The con artists discover something else - Chalmers' wife is blind. They decide to pull a fake seance on his wife. The plan works but not in the way they expect.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Beauty Rest

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Jul 12, 1992
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Beauty Rest Jul 12, 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 becomes the next victim of another jealous model and kills her rival. Now there's no one standing in her way and she is crowned, but she soon discovers something shocking about the talent show.

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Season 04, Episode 06 What's Cookin'

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Jul 23, 1992
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What's Cookin' Jul 23, 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 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).

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Season 04, Episode 07 The New Arrival

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Jul 26, 1992
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The New Arrival Jul 26, 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 daughter is the woman's imaginary friend. He learns that her daughter died years ago but her mother's love keeps her alive.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Death of Some Salesmen

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Oct 3, 1993
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Death of Some Salesmen Oct 3, 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 daughter and kills the parents but when he goes down in the basement he gets a big surprise.

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Season 05, Episode 02 As Ye Sow

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Oct 3, 1993
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As Ye Sow Oct 3, 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 they're was nothing going on between them and he is relieved. But he is mistaken for his wife's so called boyfriend and killed by the detective he hired.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Forever Ambergris

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Oct 3, 1993
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Forever Ambergris Oct 3, 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. 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.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Food for Thought

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Oct 7, 1993
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Food for Thought Oct 7, 1993 Zambini is a circus mind-controlling psychic who controls his beautiful helper with his telepathic powers. One day he learns that she has a crush on the fire eater. Zambini goes into a terrible rage and kills him. Connie flees in terror never to return. Zambini uses his powers to call her back but it contacts the pet gorilla instead.

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Season 05, Episode 05 People Who Live in Brass Hearses

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Oct 14, 1993
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People Who Live in Brass Hearses Oct 14, 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 help of his disabled brother.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Two for the Show

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Oct 21, 1993
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Two for the Show Oct 21, 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 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.

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Season 05, Episode 07 House of Horror

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Oct 28, 1993
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House of Horror Oct 28, 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 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.

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Season 06, Episode 01 Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

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Nov 1, 1994
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Let the Punishment Fit the Crime Nov 1, 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 they have a way of throwing the book at her. Little does she know, that her lawyer has been dismissed for being stuck in the court too long. He treats himself with the chair of doom but she must stay to take his place.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Only Skin Deep

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Nov 1, 1994
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Only Skin Deep Nov 1, 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 while she's awake. He finds out that she's wearing that same mask. He tries to remove it only to learn that it's her horrible face. She gives him the most shocking punishment.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Whirlpool

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Nov 1, 1994
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Whirlpool Nov 1, 1994 A comic artist for Tales From The Crypt finds herself trapped inside a repetitious nightmare world. Everyday she lives through the same horrible episodes. First her boss rejects her latest idea then fires her. She goes to her boss and shoots him only to be caught by the police and shot to death. In reality the whole thing turns out to be a comic and she really is his boss and he is her employee.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Operation Friendship

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Nov 10, 1994
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Operation Friendship Nov 10, 1994 Nelson is a computer genius who is letting his boss take credit for his ideas. Meanwhile his childhood imaginary pal Eddie tries to get Nelson to stand up to his bullying coworker. That is, until Nelson falls in love with a beautiful next door neighbor. Eddie thinks that she will ruin their friendship, but Nelson tosses Eddies' good side out the window leaving Eddie to come back cold-hearted.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Revenge Is the Nuts

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Nov 17, 1994
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Revenge Is the Nuts Nov 17, 1994 A run-down shelter for the blind is owned by a cruel man. He abuses the patients there and won't give them respect. A new blind girl, Shelly, arrives the owner promises to lighten up if she agrees to sleep with him. Benny and the other patients give the owner from hell a taste of his own medicine.

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Season 06, Episode 06 The Bribe

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Nov 24, 1994
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The Bribe Nov 24, 1994 Zoeller is a fire marshal who wants a strip club closed down. He wants to get revenge on it's sneaky owner and his pal for letting his offspring dance there. Zoeller bribes an arsonist to burn the place but after he does it, he discovers that she was also in there. Little does he know that his daughter wasn't in the club when the fire happened. She left early to get married with her boyfriend.

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Season 06, Episode 07 The Pit

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Dec 1, 1994
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The Pit Dec 1, 1994 Two men who are longtime rivals go head to head in a grudge match. But, the real fight isn't between them, it's between their feuding wives. When the two men realize they don't hate each other, they decide to put their wives in the ring. With the help of a Las Vegas showman, they set them up as they watch them in a boxing match on live television.

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Season 07, Episode 01 Fatal Caper

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Apr 20, 1996
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Fatal Caper Apr 20, 1996 A dying elderly man decides to not leave his estate to his greedy sons. His lawyer convinces him to change his will so that unless they find their long lost brother Frank, the money goes to charity. Evelyn plots with her to double cross Justin but he get a big surprise. Their father is alive. His lawyer also has a surprise for him that he'll never forget.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Last Respects

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Apr 27, 1996
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Last Respects Apr 27, 1996 Dorles, Marlys and Lavone are three sisters who think they have found a way out of their troubles. They discover a monkey's paw that grants them their wishes. Soon they learn the penalty of the wishes they make.

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Season 07, Episode 03 A Slight Case of Murder

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May 4, 1996
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A Slight Case of Murder May 4, 1996 Sharon is a mystery novelist who just can't stand her nosy neighbor. One day her envious ex shows up. She tries to throw him out but he makes the first move. Mrs Trask sends her son to dig her up. As her son plans to do away with Sharon's ex, she comes alive and everyone kills each other. The whole thing was plotted by Trask to get some research for her next book.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Escape

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May 18, 1996
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Escape May 18, 1996 A traitor in the second World War is restricted to a prison camp. One of the men he betrayed is transported to the camp. Badly scarred, he promises to reveal the traitor's identity. When he recovers, the traitor kills the patient then stows away in the back of a truck but he finds himself ambushed.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Horror in the Night

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May 25, 1996
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Horror in the Night May 25, 1996 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.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Cold War

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Jun 1, 1996
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Cold War Jun 1, 1996 Cammy is fed up with her boyfriend's robbery plans always backfiring. One day, she walks out on him and meets an attractive black man at a bar. Jimmy happens to be a vampire, but he discovers something else: Cammy and Ford are also among the living dead.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Kidnapper

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Jun 8, 1996
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Kidnapper Jun 8, 1996 A pawnbroker falls in love with a pregnant girl. After the child is born, he gets jealous. He plans to kidnap the child, but after the abduction, his girlfriend becomes worse than with the child. He tries to buy the child back from the people he hired but it's no use. He tries to steal another woman's child only to learn that it was his ex-girlfriend's child.

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