"And you thought there was a lack of scientific creativity. A man invents a way to read memories of the dead."

-- DVD description for the episode

Report from the Grave is the eighth episode of the seventh season of Tales from the Crypt and the eighty-eighth episode overall. The episode aired on June 14th, 1996.

Plot Edit

A scientist named Elliot (James Frain) invents a way to read memories of the dead. To test the device, Elliot and his girlfriend Arianne break into the crypt of a dead serial killer.

Opening Segment Edit

"Greetings, hack-riculture fans. I'll be with you in a moment. I've just got to finish with the Artie-chokes."

[Crypt Keeper chokes a man]

"Come on, Artie, die already. Now, a little water and some fear-tilizer, and before you know it, I'll be horror-vesting my own field of screams. You didn't know your pal the Crypt Keeper had a green thumb, did you? Well, I do. And the rest of me is pretty damn moldy, too. Which brings to mind tonight's tale. It's about a scientist who's a bit of a scare-cropper himself. I call this one "Report From the Grave."

Closing Segment Edit

"Poor Elliot. Thought his field was physics. Turned out it was die-olgy and that's not the worst of it. Elliot only read the first part of Tymrak's book, where he tied up Arianne. If Elliot had read a little futher, he would have seen Tymrak's chop-ter two! I've got to get back to my planting. I've already sown the scare-its and the terror-nips, which means I have got just one more crop to put in."

[camera pans to show a mans face sticking out of the dirt]


[Crypt Keeper stomps the head deeper into the ground]


Trivia Edit

  • This episode was referenced in House on Haunted Hill (1999).

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