Despite the great acting by Ciaran Hinds and Eddie Izzard... I gotta say, this episode was kind of a let down. It had the feel of a potentially great TFTC episode, what with the gruesome special effects, fitting cast, and wonderful dialogue. But it lacked a lot of the themes that I look forward to seeing in an episode: suspense, mystery, twists, comeuppance for the villain, etc.
I mean, I had the bad guy figured out from the beginning, but I was hoping the episode would throw in a massive twist and leave me dumbfounded like other great episodes did. Or at the very least, build up suspense or give me a harder mystery to solve. But this one didn't.
Not to say that Tales From the Crypt has to involve intense mystery or resort to throwing in lame M. Night Shyamalan-esque twists to make it a good episode. I'm just saying that whatever they were trying to do with this episode to make it different and therefore "stand out," it didn't work.