TftC: The Man Who Was Death (1989)

Tales from the Crypt S1Ep1:

"The Man Who Was Death"

Director: Kevin Yagher
Synopsis: An ex-executioner exacts vigilante vengeance on murders who escape conviction in court using his own brand of electric justice!
Moral: Anyone who takes the law into their own hands is in for a shock!
Humor: 4/10.
Irony: 8/10.
Gore: 2/10.
Suspense: 7/10.
Technical: 8/10.

Rating: 8/10.


  1. This is probably my favorite episode, or at least one of 'em. I think Bill Sadler is fuckin' spot-on his game in this one. And, hey, bonus Gerrit Graham appearance!

  2. I always forget about this one, but it really does stand out and was an excellent selection to kick the series off. It perfectly captures the tone of the classic EC comics with the deliciously ironic payoff in the end!