horror anthology

Every fall, I dig out some of my favorite horror movies that only feel right to watch around the Halloween season. If you've been following my blog, you know that I absolutely love, love, love, horror anthologies. One of my favorites, that comes out of my Halloween Horror Arsenal every year is the 1982 horror fan favorite "Creepshow." With the tagline: "the most fun you'll ever have being scared," how can you go wrong?!

I love the Creepshow series, with my favorite short from them being in "Creepshow 2" The Raft features four college kids who decide to take an autumn swim at a secluded lake and are then terrorized by a hungry oil slick. They are trapped on a raft in the middle of the lake and unable to get away from the sludge like substance that's taking them out one by one. One of the things I really like about this movie is that there is no backstory regarding what the oil slick is or how it got there. I also love the ending.

I was pretty excited when I discovered "Screamtime", a British horror anthology streaming on Netflix Instant Watch this past weekend. This was one of those movies I have always wanted to check out but never got around to watching until now. The anthology involves a wrap around story in which some young punks steal a bunch of videos from a Times Square video store and take them to a friends house to watch. Each one of the videos represents one of the shorts that are featured within the movie.