# Episode Title Director Writer(s) Original Airdate Source
25 Loved to Death Tom Mankiewicz Joe Minion and John Mankiewicz June 15, 1991 (HBO) Tales From The Crypt #25
A writer (Andrew McCarthy) gets a potion that turns its object of desire (Mariel Hemingway) freakishly obsessive.
26 Carrion Death Steven E. de Souza Steven E. de Souza June 15, 1991 (HBO) Shock SuspenStories #9
An escaped con (Kyle MacLachlan) running for the Mexican border ends up killing a state trooper, but in the process is cuffed to him (the trooper swallowed the handcuff key before dying) and has to drag the heavy corpse across the desert to freedom. To make matters worse, he finds himself stalked by a hungry vulture.
27 The Trap Michael J. Fox Scott Alexander June 15, 1991 (HBO) Shock SuspenStories #18
A man hatches a plan to fake his own death and collect his life insurance money.
28 Abra Cadaver Stephen Hopkins Jim Birge June 19, 1991 (HBO) Tales From The Crypt #37
A doctor (Tony Goldwyn) finds revenge can be a harrowing event when his brother makes him the guinea pig of a new serum that mimics death.
29 Top Billing Todd Holland Myles Berkowitz June 26, 1991 (HBO) The Vault of Horror #39
A struggling actor (Jon Lovitz) kills off his competition in order to secure a part in a strange production of Hamlet. (Bruce Boxleitner, Sandra Bernhard)
30 Dead Wait Tobe Hooper A.L. Katz and Gilbert Adler July 3, 1991 (HBO) The Vault of Horror #23
A thug attempts to steal a pearl from a small island plantation owner on a tropical island. (John Rhys-Davies, Whoopi Goldberg)
31 The Reluctant Vampire Elliot Silverstein Terry Black July 10, 1991 (HBO) The Vault of Horror #20
A vampire (Malcolm McDowell) abandons the time-honored tradition of sucking blood from mortals by working as a night watchman at a blood bank, but the owner (George Wendt) soon realizes his business is being sucked dry. The vampire reluctantly decides to bring the blood bank's business back up by attacking and draining blood from criminals.
32 Easel Kill Ya John Harrison Larry Wilson July 17, 1991 (HBO) The Vault of Horror #31
An artist (Tim Roth) who can't seem to sell any of his work encounters a collector of morbid artwork (William Atherton).
33 Undertaking Palor Michael Thau Ron Finley July 24, 1991 (HBO) Tales From The Crypt #39
A group of kids aspiring to be horror filmmakers break into the local mortuary to see a real dead body.
34 Mournin' Mess Manny Coto Manny Coto July 31, 1991 (HBO) Tales From The Crypt #38
A reporter (Steven Weber) investigating several homeless murders discovers they may be related to an organization, whose charitable façade hides a horrific secret. (Rita Wilson)
35 Split Second Russell Mulcahy Richard Christian Matheson August 7, 1991 (HBO) Shock SuspenStories #4
A barmaid marries a lumberjack (Brion James) and brings him over the edge when she begins seducing another lumberjack.
36 Deadline Walter Hill Mae Woods and Walter Hill August 14, 1991 (HBO) Shock SuspenStories #12
When a down-on-his-luck reporter swears to give up drinking to get his old job back, he meets a woman and the two begin having a fling. (Marg Helgenberger)
37 Spoiled Andy Wolk Connie Johnson and Doug Ronning August 21, 1991 (HBO) Haunt of Fear #26
A housewife begins an affair with a cable guy, but she doesn't count on her husband making them part of his experiment for a new anesthetic. (Anthony LaPaglia)
38 Yellow Robert Zemeckis Jim Thomas, John Thomas, A.L. Katz & Gilbert Adler August 28, 1991 (HBO) Shock SuspenStories #1
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 and sentenced to death by firing squad. (Lance Henriksen, Dan Aykroyd)