20 (+ 5) Best Horror Anthologies of all time
A favorite subspecies horror films horror film's many friends are anthologies. These are horror films with a modular structure consisting of at least two shorter films that we are used to saying just "stories". On horror anthologies often have a central story called story wrapper (wraparound story) that preface or connects the stories-although this is not necessary. The past of "horror anthology" idiom goes far back in time with the German film "Eerie Tales" of 1919 to is probably the first horror film in modular form.
During its long history, horror cinema has a lot of great scary anthologies, some of which made history being like excellent films while some were and historically significant. So we decided to do a tribute that includes the 20 best horror anthologies according to the criteria of the editorial staff of horrormovies.gr. The following films are placed in order of evaluation by the less good in 20th place for the better in the first place. At the end you will find other 5 extra movies that we think deserve mention after having bother with the first 20.
Have a nice reading!
Tales From The Hood (1995)
In the middle of 90s placed this unknown in our country modular horror film with the typical for horror anthology titled "Tales From The Hood". The special feature is that all four stories that focus on issues of Afro-American character – i.e. most of the main cast is black both on individual stories and the history of wrapper. The stories narrated by a bizarre Director undertaker in three young criminals who visited him to buy drugs.
If we exclude the last boring history as well as some modest special effects, "Tales From The Hood ' offers entertaining companions with multiple doses of terror and of course a delightful storyteller in the face of everything ekfrastikotatoy Clarence Williams III. Some photographic documents depicting the horrific work of the Ku Klux Klan have a historical interest and heighten terror, this time in a manner highly realistic.
Directed By Rusty Cundieff:.
Script: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott.
Cast: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry.
And who is a friend of terror would not like to see the result of a collaboration between one of the greatest horror movie directors and one of the most significant horror authors? All natural and this happens with the historical "Creepshow" 1982 where George Romero and Stephen King have joined forces, creating a cinematic horror anthology that made great success and left a remarkable legacy.
Important is also the ensemble of actors that surrounds the whole effort with some great names stand out with an unexpected but decisive presence. Sense also create innovative animation elements are inserted very successful among the stories as connective tissue. Today the "Creepshow" has lost a small part of legend who had built in the 80s, however, believe that can still satisfy enough world and in particular the most nostalgic.
Directed By: George Romero.
Writer: Stephen King.
Cast: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau.
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
(Who are 5)
The first and historically most important horror film with modular format from the legendary Amicus Productions. The ' Dr. ' Terror's House of Horrors was the perfect start for the overwhelming onslaught of British society with atmospheric horror anthologies that would last until the 1980s! Assembling a close-knit group of great actresses of the era the film introduces five horror stories that tells of a mysterious clairvoyant to 5 passengers on a train after they throw the Tarot cards.
An architect returns to his hometown and finds a werewolf who asks for revenge. A doctor discovers that his new wife is a vampire. A big plant occupies an entire home. A musician gets to the dangerous world of Voodoo. A painting critic besieged by a severed hand. The stories are not all at the same level from the quality point of view but the overall taste that remains is definitely positive. Although the film Freddie Francis looks a bit timid and for some perhaps too old-fashioned, it is our opinion that still bears the erosive power of the time and deservedly has a place in tribute.
Directed By Freddie Francis.
Screenplay: Milton Subotsky.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland.
The surprise this from Thailand named "4bia" or "See prang" like the original title, is relatively unknown in our country. Hopefully this and the superior's successor to gain more fame for a single reason: they deserve it! Here we follow four horror stories without central-linking narration. A young girl receives the brutal attack of a spirit to her apartment, a group of young alitampoyrwn are victims of a vengeance from a curse that plagued their classmate to death, four young people engage in rafting with tragic consequences and a stewardess is experiencing the absolute terror as it travels on the same plane with the corpse of a Princess.
The stories are well-written and kaloskinothetimenes exuding terror and persuasively dark atmosphere while occasionally enriched and with doses of successful humor. The reference to mainstream horror movies of the Western film is another clever feature of ' 4bia '.
Directed By Banjong Pisanthanakun, Paween: Purikitpanya Parkpoom Wongpoom, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon,.
Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Screenplay: Eakasit Parkpoom Wongpoom, Thairatana, Banjong Pisanthanakun.
Cast: Maneerat Kham-uan, Witawat Singlampong Apinya Sakuljaroensuk,.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
As the title suggests, the "Twilight Zone: The Movie ' is the filmic versions of successful and epidrastikis fantasy series" Tales From The Twilight Zone ' that was based on American television from 1959 until 1964. Three stories from the series are rerun here and added a completely new story (r.r. the first). The names of contributors of awe-inspiring film. Because when we talk about collaboration of Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Richard Matheson then the result can only be wonderful.
So is the case with 4 stories of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" which together with the terrifying prologue (something as a mini story yet) and fairytale narration of the renowned Meredith Burgess form a hearty episodic film that blends horror, fantasy, drama and near-by … cartoon, while giving different aptly ithikokoinwnika messages. Blot the tragic helicopter accident during filming where died a tragic death two young children-actors who were hired illegally …
Directed By: Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller.
Screenplay: John Landis, Richard Matheson, Melissa Mathison, George Clayton Johnson.
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, John Lithgow.
Another tribute to H.P. Lovecraft's big, as is indicated from the title of this anthology. Even in "Necronomicon" is displayed and Lovecraft himself in the history – trunk, impersonating by unwrinkled Jeffrey Combs, searching for the notorious book Necronomicon in an old library guard monks. There copies of that book three stories which seeing separately on our monitor.
All three stories are at least interesting, pretty scary in places and sometimes even paranoia soared. Notable actors framing this ambitious project that might not catch the authentic atmosphere of Lovecraft's books in no case, however, is an ideal choice chabalediarikoy and bloody horror that will keep you in suspense until the end.
Director: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, Brian Yuzna.
Screenplay: Brent V. Friedman, Christophe Guns, Kazunori Itô, Brian Yuzna.
Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Payne, David Warner.
Creepshow 2 (1989)
Taking advantage of the successful recipe of his predecessor, "Creepshow 2" continues even more vigorously the ambitious undertaking of George Romero/Stephen King launched in 1982. Here of course we change mate after the Director has taken the Photo Manager of the first "Creepshow" Michael Gornick with Romero to curated scenario. This time we have three stories instead of five, all based on their respective small stories of Stephen King.
Three young thugs know the bloody revenge a wooden decorative Indian, four young caged on a wooden platform in a pond besieged managed by a carnivorous aquatic creature and a woman stalked by a bloodied man who had a hit with her car but says not to die with nothing! All three stories are excellent-especially the first two – taking a more tight set in relation to the first "Creepshow" while the animation elements that mediate between the stories have their charm and enchanting the Viewer.
Directed By Michael Gornick.
Screenplay: George Romero, Lucille Fletcher.
Cast: George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Don Harvey.
The "Trilogy of Terror" is one of the most unique horror anthologies. That's because the basic actor starring in all three stories playing different roles each time. And when this actor is charming lady called Karen Black then our interest in the film is maximized!
One student falls in love with his teacher with dire consequences for him, a woman tells a dramatic story about the crazy sister and an African doll attacks with murderous intent on idioktitria the inside of the apartment. All three stories (especially the first and third) offer shock, terror and shivers with the great Karen fits like a chameleon on every role giving interpretive feats that enchants.
Directed By: Curtis Dun.
Screenplay: William F Nolan, Richard Matheson;.
Cast: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen.
Tales From The Crypt (1972)
(Tales Of The Crypt)
Is the fourth in a series of horror anthology in the era of great prosperity of Britain's Amicus Productions and has nothing to do with the subsequent horror series with the same title. Here are five in total horror stories narrated in five people from a mysterious man dressed with a mantle that is recommended as ' Crypt Keeper '. The narrative takes place in the catacombs which visited the five people and are informed that they are already dead in a way that clearly stated in the stories of the Crypt Keeper! Brrrr!
Strong names in the cast, strong and experienced player in directing and poisonous Central psarwtiko narrated from the Crypt Keeper is the key components that together with the well-written individual stories make "Tales From The Crypt" necessary for every friend of horror anthologies. The stories are based on respective EC Comics stories and include a variety of topics such as syzygoktonies, murderous revenge cases, aprosechtes wishes with disastrous results and gruesome nekranastaseis among others …
Directed By Freddie Francis.
Screenplay: Milton Subotsky.
Cast: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson.
Phobia 2 (2009)
Another case where the sequel is better than the original film. The "Phobia 2" or "Ha phraeng" is a continuation of axiologotatoy «4bia» 2008 (see above) by uploading another horror levels had a shocker in the first film. Killing zombies, haunted garage, terrifying hospital patients, deadly spirits clearance and other such "beautiful" contained in the film which has the good fortune to lie in the hands of great and highly talented Thai filmmakers.
Excellent atmosphere, dark atmosphere, five dynamic stories, smart add humorous touches, and well-made gore in correct dosage are some of the key ingredients of this recipe from his sublime horror the modularity Thailand. Also note that in his country there was a big hit and had most of the proceeds to one week surpassing every other domestic films.
Directed By Banjong Pisanthanakun: Visute Poolvoralaks, Paween Purikitpanya, Songyos Sugmakanan, Parkpoom Wongpoom.
Screenplay: Vanridee Pongsittisak, Parkpoom Wongpoom Nitis, Napichayasutin, Songyos Sugmakanan.
Cast: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Ray MacDonald, Chumphorn Thepphithak.
Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)
A toddler is preparing to become the meal of a witch but before the bake in oven 3 hears horror stories from the prisoner stood and future menus. This though is crazy story-wrapper! And the heck with the "Tales From The Darkside: The Movie" is that the interest does not exist only in the Central story but in three separate stories that make up the rest of the film, which was based on making horror series of the 80s.
Looking at the names behind the individual stories cannot fail to feel AWE! George Romero, Stephen King, Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael McDowell… but the Galaxy star in the cast does not go back! As you understand well there are many reasons why you should see the "Tales From The Darkside: The Movie." In particular, the energetic finale of third and last story would scare you and you will grab!
Directed By: John Harisson.
Screenplay: George Romero, Stephen King, Michael McDowell.
Cast: Deborah Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater.
Definitely one of the best anthologies of horror production Amicus Productions. The "Asylum" remains timeless film in the field of horror anthologies although his fame goes beyond their walls. Featuring three or more three and a half (I understand why only if the show) very good horror stories framed by the general theme of paranoia that emerges here. Also note the name of the author of "Psycho" Robert Bloch in the scenario of the stories. With such a name could ' Asylum ' to be indifferent like the movie? The answer is obvious negative!
The stories narrated by inmates of an insane asylum a psychiatrist who seeks work in particular asylum. The psychiatrist–who is none other than Jesus of Nazareth-Robert Powell will learn through crazy and haunting stories of alleged causes that they sent to mental hospital inmates said. Murder spouses, epeisodiakes nekranastaseis, split personalities and deadly crane games included in the horrifying narratives. The ending of the Central story takes unexpected turn that nails and of course scares!
Directed By Roy Ward Baker.
Screenplay: Robert Bloch.
Actors: Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom.
Of the leading horror anthologies not only of the 90s but in General. Through this explosive conjunction John Carpenter/Tobe Hooper receive exceptional quality stories that combine maestrika horror, comedy and science fiction. A serial killer who besieges a night clerk benzinadikoy, a hair transplant that has unpredictable consequences and another transplant-eye this time-with horrific side effects for the body, guaranteeing fun and fright on full House.
But the "Body Bags" stands for the kapatso Narrator of tales which is none other than the maximum John Carpenter in employee role in morgue (ostensibly at least). Some interesting short entries in cast intensify the jazz. Look for the "Body Bags" and you will be amazed by the incredible flow of pleasant.
Directed By: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper.
Screenplay: Dan Angel, Billy Brown.
Cast: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Tom Arnold.
One of the best horror movies of the vertebrate usual suspect in anthologies Amicus Productions. The British company has put forth the engines at full pace and unleashes another excellent movie that contains a variety of major characters and themes. Vampirism, paranoia, magic and serial killers are included in scary movie's menu that is inconsistent with its own title without the slightest drop of blood contains. However in the spooks with different methods as with the ubiquitous haunting atmosphere and the horrific stories of sedition.
The Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott and Jon Pertwee promise a scary party and with an unmistakable hypocritical talent give high quality in "The House That Dripped Blood" which awaits to captivate in efialtikoys walls of the House where they have taken all the horror stories. Also note that in the script is the Robert Bloch, author of the classic book "Psycho" on which was based the title of Hitchcock's masterpiece …
Directed By: Peter Duffell.
Screenplay: Robert Bloch.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Denholm Elliott.
The Vault of Horror (1973)
Perhaps the best horror anthology of Britain's Amicus Productions. "The Vault of Horror" consists of five horror stories ranging in total at a very high level with only minimal uninteresting moments. For their part, the stories are visions of death 5 men found in a strange manner in a luxurious underground room after using the lift of a modern building somewhere in London.
The stories cover a broad range of topics so it's hard not to find something that pleases you. Vampires, exotic magic, Voodoo, burying the living and murder spouses make up the modular structure of "The Vault of Horror" while the presence of eminent actors raises the quality index very high. The final outcome of the Central storyline with five men is quite predictable but not to arouse shudders as many times and if you look at the film.
Directed By Roy Ward Baker.
Screenplay: Milton Subotsky.
Cast: Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey.
Three Extremes (2004)
When the Asian terror puts best then hardly another horror film school to compare with him. The result of the form daimoniwdoys the amazing "Three Extremes", as the name suggests is a modular horror film composed of three stories. And what stories? Three excellent. The horror, shock, suddenness, the macabre and the extremities are the basic materials.
It is one of those movies that Asian filmmakers unfurled the rich talent and eventually triumphed. The Greek title might not be a good translation of the foreign but believe us, fits perfectly with the sick climate of ' Morbid ' Trilogy from the far East. The radiation and the general acceptance of resulted in the first of the stories named "Dumplings" to become a full length movie. And several senior well!
Director: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park.
Screenplay: Haruko Fukushima, Pik Wah Lee, Chan-wook Park, Bun Saikou.
Actresses: Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Kyoko Hasegawa.
One of the films-surprises of the past decade. Amazing Trick ' r ' Treat ' of Michael Dougherty stroggylokathetai comfortably on top of our afierwmatos with his sword. Has it all: inspirational stories, rich gore, interesting characters, good interpretations, dynamic Director, dark atmosphere, fast and above all a masterfully structured script that connects brilliantly all the stories in a common plot.
Talking about an incredibly addictive movie that you can watch it again and again. Comedy and terror are combined successfully in this unforgettable night of Halloween that hides many spectacular surprises. Loose from the best horror movies of the past decade. Already the growing faithful audience gave "Trick r ' Treat ' the status of cult horror film. A title that arguably deserves him!
Directed By: Michael Dougherty.
Screenplay: Michael Dougherty.
Cast: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker.
The first few days that the planet was picking up the pieces after the destruction of the second world war circulated this magnificent and highly modular epidrastiko horror film from Great Britain by writing a separate story in horror cinema. In this classical anthology of historic Ealing Studios we have the pleasure of watching a quintet of scare stories, of which at least four are amazing. Especially the last one with the paranoid eggastrimythoy relationship and the doll that raised the psychological terror one level above leaving age.
But the "Dead of Night" stands for the Central story whence come the rest. Is probably the best story-wrapper found in anthology horror at both the characters and the plot. Atmospheric, unpredictable, inspired, creepy "Dead of Night" remains Evergreen in the passage of time and promises high-quality fright. Dive into the past and discover this exceptional independent film horror paliomoditikoy.
Directed By Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer.
Screenplay: Angus McPhail, John Baines.
Cast: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver.
Black Sabbath (1963)
(The three faces of Satan)
What to prwtograpsoyme for a movie legend like the "Black Sabbath"? Undoubtedly we are talking about one of the top moments in his career rich massive Mario Bava and definitely one of the best horror anthologies of all time. With preface and epilogue by Boris Karloff horror star, who also stars, and in one of the three stories, the film delivers a Bava incredibly atmospheric and haunting, exploring a variety of creepy issues such as folklore traditions for the vampires, threatening phone calls and the restless spirits of the dead.
All three stories are amazing. The Bava manages to freeze our blood with elaborate Director tricks like eerie fog, vivid and unusual colors that illuminate in faces and decorations, while never again on tape will not balk as therein merely listening to water drops to sigopeftoyn. Don't miss in any case this timeless diamond terror. Note and a very good presence of our own Rica Dialina in same story with Boris Karloff.
Director: Mario Bava.
Screenplay: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato.
Cast: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff.
As unknown though is the "Kwaidan" in our country but also elsewhere, both exquisite and masterful film is generally. To be exact, "Kwaidan" is something much more than a typical horror anthology. The multifaceted movie format reveals elements such as Expressionism overtly artificial sets and features more highly artistic creations in nature such as using bold colors that enchant. The gorgeously lyrical narrative and pompous style alternated with exemplary atmosphere of terror always through the particular refinement and aesthetic of Asian cinema.
The four gruesome stories of "Kwaidan" equivalent to a unique experience that surpasses the 180 minutes (!) but not tiring at all. As for the stories, they were taken from their respective stories of Japanese folklore who had amassed the Greek origin writer Lefkadios Hern (Patrick Lafcadio Hearn) in his book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things "of 1903. Kaidan in Japanese means ' ghost story '. Such stories then narrates the film but does so with a rare dreamy way that captivates but scares when and whenever you need! Look for it and indulge in supernatural charm that justly ranks at the top of our list.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi.
Screenplay: Yôko Mizuki.
Actors: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe.
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