Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 5 Episode 11

Oil's Well That Ends Well

Aired Unknown Nov 24, 1993 on HBO

Episode Recap

A sneaky con artist and his whiny complaining girlfriend plan another caper when they think they've found some oil under a graveyard. They trick some southern guys to give them $25,000 so they can help dig up the black gold. It works. The girl finds out that her boyfriend took all of the money from everyone. The girl kills him. Or so the boys think. The girl goes back to dig him up after the guy is buried. But all of the boys set her up. They're all in this together. They want to cheat the girl out of her money. It's discovered that there really is oil under the graveyard.

The girl's a smoker, so she smokes one last cigarette, and throws the still-lit butt to the oil-soaked ground causing a huge explosion.