Horror History: Saturday, July 4, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Seance” premiered

Season 4 Episode 4

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 séance.

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Horror History: Wednesday, July 3, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Dead Wait” premiered

Season 3 Episode 6

A thug (James Remar) who’s working for a plantation owner (John Rhys-Davies) teams up with the owner’s mistress (Vanity) in order to steal a highly valuable black pearl. He later double-crosses the mistress only to be double-crossed himself by a mysterious priestess.

Also starring Whoopi Goldberg as the mysterious priestess who also appears as herself in the outro being interviewed by the Crypt Keeper.

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Horror History: Tuesday, July 3, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Lower Berth” premiered

Season 2 Episode 14

A two-faced circus sideshow freak (Jeff Yagher) falls in love with a 4000-year-old mummy which is said to be cursed.

Also starring Lewis Arquette, Stefan Gierasch, and Mark Rolston as his abusive captors.

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Horror History: Friday, June 28, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “About Face” premiered

Season 7 Episode 10

In Victorian era England, a corrupt priest (Anthony Andrews) discovers that he is the long-lost father of 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.

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Horror History: Wednesday, June 28, 1989: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Collection Completed” premiered

Season 1 Episode 6

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.

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Horror History: Saturday, June 27, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “On a Deadman’s Chest” premiered

Season 4 Episode 3

A rock star (Yul Vazquez) gets an unwanted chest tattoo from a mysterious artist (Heavy D) of his guitarist’s wife that 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 as the rock star’s groupie, with special appearances by musicians Gregg Allman(as the club owner), Rudy Sarzo (uncredited as Exorcist’s bass player), and Steve Jones (as Exorcist’s roadie).

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Horror History: Saturday, June 27, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “This’ll Kill Ya” premiered

Season 4 Episode 2

A scientist (Dylan McDermott) decides to get revenge when he suspects that his own lab partners (Sonia Braga and Cleavon Little) have double-crossed him by purposely injecting him with a deadly experimental virus cell with no antidote.

Note: This was Cleavon Little’s final acting performance. He died four months after this episode aired.

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Horror History: Saturday, June 27, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “None but the Lonely Heart” premiered

Season 4 Episode 1

A con man (Treat Williams) finds a new wealthy widow (Frances Sternhagen) excited to have his company, but it seems that someone is on to him as he soon gets a series of notes warning him to stop on what he’s doing or else risk facing the dire consequences. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard makes a cameo appearance as the gravedigger.

Tom Hanks, who directed this episode, also makes a cameo appearance as the video dating service owner.

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Horror History: Wednesday, June 26, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Top Billing” premiered

Season 3 Episode 5

A struggling actor (Jon Lovitz) kills off his competition (Bruce Boxleitner) in order to secure a part in a strange production of Hamlet, only to discover that the actors are escaped mental patients (and criminals) and that instead he’s to play the part of the long-deceased Yorick — for real.

Also starring John Astin, Paul Benedict, Kimmy Robertson, Louise Fletcher, and Sandra Bernhard.

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Horror History: Tuesday, June 26, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Korman’s Kalamity” premiered

Season 2 Episode 13

An employee of the Tales from the Crypt comic (Harry Anderson) is put-upon by his shrewish wife (Colleen Camp) to take potent fertility pills. After a series of weird and bizarre monster attacks, an attractive policewoman (Cynthia Gibb) saved from a rapist (Richard Schiff) from a monster that emerged from a washing machine interrogates the cartoonist, believing that he is somehow making his stories come true. The cartoonist must figure out the cause of the threat while also struggling with his own personal feelings for the policewoman.

Tom Woodruff Jr. performs the utility monsters.

The Cryptkeeper makes a reference to Tales from the Crypt starting out as a magazine at the beginning of the episode.

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