As a sequel to "Tales From the Crypt", "The Vault of Horror" holds up well. The directing isn't as good and the acting is campier, but the writing is better and the stories hold up much better as stand-alone entities.
"Midnight Mess" is the weakest of the five. It is too short and the ending is silly. 60%
"The Neat Job" is my favorite of the five. It is funny, enjoyable and Terry-Thomas's performance is terrific. 90%
"This Trick'll Kill You" is just as enjoyable, but slightly more chilling than the other too. The ending is, this time, effective. 90%
"Bargain in Death" is shorter than "Midnight Mess", but as it has a much less complicated story it is quite understandable. This way it's just the right length. 80%
"Drawn and Quartered" is the second best of the bunch and it's truly entertaining. In the vein of "Final Destination" movies, you really enjoy the imaginative deaths (this time only three). Tom Baker is pretty chilling as well. 90%
All in all, as a whole, this movie is just as good as "Tales from the Crypt", but the stories truly feel like little movies and you could watch them completely out of context. A real masterpiece of the genre.
A crafty thriller with some gory death scenes that could shoot any horror movie into the water. Like "Final Destination" with a coherent story, fabulous entertainment, a great piece of directing by Walter Hill.