July 18, 2015

The Best of... Horror Anthologies!

Anthology Films, especially in the Horror Genre, can be a mixed bag at best. When done right, they give you an assortment of terrifying tales that mess with your mind in different ways, that usually come in short, concentrated bursts. When done wrong however, they can feel like they're nothing more than a bunch of half-assed stories that have been randomly thrown together, just for the sake of it.

Some Horror Anthologies are great from start to finish (like Trick 'r Treat), while others are great because they boast one or two truly fantastic segments (like the clown story in Amusement.) Either way though, they all offer something for those of us who crave compelling short stories, and all are worthy of our attention.

If you're in the mood for a truly quality Horror Anthology, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For us, Trick 'r Treat is the best of them, but they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Anthology Sub-Genre.

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Below are the rest of our 30 Best Horror Anthologies, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks. 

*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

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  1. that a great list J.S Greer. I have watched little death and that was good. i already have watched all these anthology movies and that s close to be all the best anthology movie , it s my opinion. I have watched too a trailer of tales of Halloween from here. it look like excellent but i am afraid to see 10 stories inside of a 90 minutes movies. i will watch 4bia tonight probably. have a good day

  2. Thanks for the list! I have seen a few but definitely not all. I always liked Tales From The Crypt, Creepshow and Deadtime Stories. My Favorites are Trick R' Treat and Tales From The Hood. They are unique and I loved how the story flowed in Trick R' Treat.

    Ms Wicked

  3. Maybe check out too Trapped Ashes or The Theatre bizarre. There's a spanish horror anthologies called Peliculas Para no dormir (6 films to keep you awake).

  4. Tales of Halloween and A Christmas Horror Story are both great horror anthology films!