Horror History: Wednesday, November 24, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Oil’s Well That Ends Well” premiered

Season 5 Episode 11

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 and Rory Calhoun. Note: This is the only episode to have John Kassir starring in an on-screen role other than providing the voice of the Crypt Keeper.

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Horror History: Wednesday, November 23, 1994: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Bribe” premiered

Season 6 Episode 6

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.

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Horror History: Wednesday, November 17, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Came the Dawn” premiered

Season 5 Episode 10

A female hitchhiker and petty crook (Brooke Shields) catches a ride with a seemingly timid man (Perry King) who soon reveals a dark and dangerous secret to her while they spend the night together at his cabin. Also starring Michael J. Pollard.

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Horror History: Wednesday, November 16, 1994: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Revenge is the Nuts” premiered

Season 6 Episode 5

A sadistic caregiver (Anthony Zerbe) at a home for the blind gets his comeuppance by the many victims (Issac Hayes, Bibi Besch, Tim Sampson, and Teri Polo) he abused and his brother (John Savage). Note: This episode’s plot is adapted from Blind Alleys which was told in Tales From The Crypt #46 while using the title of the Vault of Horror story listed above.

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Horror History: Wednesday, November 3, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Well Cooked Hams” premiered

Season 5 Episode 8

In a desperate attempt to spice up his act, a hack turn-of-the-century magician (Billy Zane) kills a rival magician (Martin Sheen) and steals his famed prop, the Box of Death. Also starring Maryam d’Abo.

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Horror History: Monday, October 31, 1994: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Whirlpool” premiered

Season 6 Episode 3

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.

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Horror History: Monday, October 31, 1994: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Only Skin Deep” premiered

Season 6 Episode 2

Coming off of a bad relationship, a man with a history of violent behavior (Peter Onorati) picks up a mysterious masked woman (Sherrie Rose) at a Halloween party, who is even more unstable than he is.

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Horror History: Monday, October 31, 1994: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Let the Punishment Fit the Crime” premiered

Season 6 Episode 1

Busted for a moving violation in the remote town of Stuecksville, a predatory and shameless ambulance-chasing lawyer (Catherine O’Hara) finds herself being sent to a nightmarish court for petty crimes that is presided over by three judges (Joseph Maher in a triple role) as her appointed lawyer (Peter MacNicol) tries to get one of the judges of each trial to get her to do a public service to Stuecksville.

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Horror History: Wednesday, October 27, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “House of Horror” premiered

Season 5 Episode 7

Three fraternity pledges (Wil Wheaton, Jason London, and Keith Coogan) are challenged to get to the top floor of a haunted house as a part of their initiation. However, when two of the pledges fail to return, the sadistic fraternity leader decides to head up to the top floor of the house in order to look for them himself, only to shockingly learn that a local sorority harbors a sinister secret involving the house.

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Horror History: Wednesday, October 20, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Two for the Show” premiered

Season 5 Episode 6

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.

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