With anthologies on the rise Deadly indie has taken notice & pays tribute to Horror anthologies & celebrates their comeback with a brief history, The fisrt company to really start capitilizing on the trend was Amicus a british sister studio to Hammer Amicus made over 4 anthology films in a row in the 60's and 70's and was responsible for the original Tales from the crypt,
Anthony G Sumner/Director of Slices of Life speaks:
"From a Whisper to a Scream (AKA The Offspring) (1987)
The film is a really solid horror anthology comprised of a wraparound story starring Vincent Price as an historian who tells of the morbid supernatural goings-on in the town of Oldfield. Each has its own gruesome twist in the vein of horror comics. I like that the film is played straight for horror and does not go for black humor like other horror anthologies.
Campfire Tales (1997)- I really liked the use of common urban legends for each of the tales in this anthology. it has some genuinely scary moments.
Asylum (1972) An applicant for the head doctor position in an insane asylum is given a test: determine which of the patients is actually the former head doctor, who's now gone insane and assumed a new identity. Really fun and twisted, probably my favorite of the Amicus Productions.
Maintains a perfect balance of scares, humor, camp and gore. The stories are simple and twisted, the performance are perfectly over the top, and the feel is consistantly trippyfrom begionning to end.
I also love Trilogy of Terror (1975) just for the Zuni Fetish Doll segment".
James Cullen Bressack/ Director & Producer Theater of Derrange & The treasure chest of Horror series speaks:
"My favorite horror anthology is Creepshow, but I also Love 3 extremes and Trick R treat. I think anthologies are great because it feels more like an event then just a film. You get to see a bunch of awesome stories all put together. You also alot of the time get to see different stories from different writers and directors which is also kick ass"
Greg Ansin Producer of Drive in Horrorshow Speaks:
"My favorite anthology movie is Creepshow, because it was my first one. There are lots of great iconic moments in the film - the cockroaches in "They're Creeping up on You", Ted Danson coming back to life as waterlogged zombie, and of course "I want my cake!" It's the gold standard by which all other anthologies are judged. The camerawork and effects perfectly create the tone of the old EC comics, the stories are tight and well written, and the cast is great. Of all the anthology films I've seen, this one has had the biggest impact on my own film, "Drive-In Horrorshow".
Now there are lots of other good anthologies out there: Black Sabbath, Asylum, the Tales from the Crypt tv show - I could go on and on. But Creepshow has a special place in my heart. It has yet to be topped".
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