Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 6 Episode 8

The Assassin

Aired Unknown Dec 07, 1994 on HBO

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • One wonder some people consider this one of the worst episodes

    Well yesterday, i was bored and decided to watch this episode, even after hearing it wasn't that good. It was kind of obvious that the lady was the assassin, i didn't think they were going to wait five hours for some guy to get home. So the girl kills the assassins big deal! what type of professionals are they? it was just sad to watch supposedly great assassins get killed in such pathetic ways. This episode was only slightly better than lover come hack to me, anthor awful episode. Overall this show usually hits, but right now it was a huge miss
  • The Assassin

    Although you could see where this was going the minute the woman tricked the goon into getting on the treadmill, but that does not mean this was neither an entertaining episode nor worth watching. The over the top acting and just all around zany behavior is what made this series a classic, and this episode is proof that Tale from the Crypt was still going strong in its sixth season.

    I have said time and time again that they need to remake this show, and with all the advancements in special effects since 1994, this would be a good episode to do again.
  • Three CIA agents break into a suburban home, which they believe is the residence of an AWOL agent. They plan to kill him when he returns, and while waiting for him, kill his wife who is there. But...

    Although more action-y thriller instead of horror, this is one of my favorite episodes. Great work from the actors and actresses. Shelley Hack, who has the perfect surname for this show, is fantastic in the lead. The agents are all wonderfully creepy, Corey Feldman in particular. After some of his films he did when he was younger, who knew he could be eerie? It might be obvious where the story is heading, but after that comes another twist, this one particularly gruesome. There are some elements of humor too, mostly at the end when all has been said and done. A truly great episode and I'd love to track down it's comic some day.