"Tonight's tale concerns a man with three balls! ... What do you know, par for the corpse!"
The Crypt Keeper
"Oil's Well That Ends Well"
Series Tales from the Crypt
Season 5, Episode 11
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Air date November 24th, 1993
Writers Scott Nimerfro
Director Paul Abascal
Producers Gilbert Adler; Alexander B. Collett; Richard Donner; David Giler; Walter Hill; A.L. Katz; Scott Nimerfro; Joel Silver; Robert Zemeckis
Starring John Kassir; Lou Diamond Phillips; Priscilla Presley; Noble Willingham; Alan Ruck; Steve Kahan; Rory Calhoun; Saga Stevin
Episode guide
"Came the Dawn"
"Half-Way Horrible"

"Oil's Well That End's Well" is the eleventh episode of season five of the horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt and the sixty-third episode of the series overall. It was directed by Paul Abascal and written by Scott Nimerfro. It first aired on HBO on Wednesday, November 24th, 1993. In this episode, a money-hungry con-artist named Gina and her lover Jerry try to trick some locals into searching for oil beneath the ground of a cemetery.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Actress Priscilla Presley is the former wife of rock 'n roll legend Elvis Presley and has distinguished herself as an acting talent on the TV series Dallas as well as the Naked Gun film series.
  • First horror genre work for former Ferris Bueller actor Alan Ruck.
  • John Kassir also plays a character named Larry in this episode. Generally, Kassir only works on the series as the voice of the Crypt Keeper.
  • The official Tales from the Crypt pinball machine is featured in the opening wraparound segment of this episode.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • This episode adapts the story featured in Tales from the Crypt #34.
  • The title to this episode is taken from the phrase, "All's well that ends well", which is a famous line of dialogue from the works of William Shakespeare. The title was also used as a 1958 slapstick short by the comedy team, the Three Stooges.
  • The Crypt Keeper is seen watching this particular episode on his television and recognizes the actor playing Larry. As well he should, Larry is played by Crypt Keeper voice artist John Kassir.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • The Crypt Keeper: Looks like business is really booming for Carl and Gina. Talk about flame and fortune!


  • The Crypt Keeper: You know, kiddies, there's something about this little tale that interests me. [rewinds to Larry's last line] I think it's this hactor. Hmm... yes... the others are good, but this one! We're talking a real bleeding man. He's a regular Gory Cooper. A Robert Deadford! And that voice! I could swear it reminds me of someone I know.


  • Larry: Well I'll be damned.
  • Gina: That you can count on. Remember one thing, gentlemen. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And today? Today has been a real bitch.

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