O and by the way despite what you may have read on the internet This is NOT the first time in 666 years that Halloween falls on a Friday the 13th?! It been way less years than that!!! LOL, ok be honest now, were you one of the people that fell for that hoax? I mean it was on the internet and we all know that automatically makes it fact!?!
But anyway back to the point this year we get a whole weekend to veg out with our favorite genre, so lets talk movies worthy of this time... Anthologies! They make the perfect viewing choice for this weekend, they give you a yummy little bite of scary goodness, and then without filling up, you get to move on to the next tasty little tid-bit! Its like a whole new way to trick or treat, just with out all those pesky calories living on the hips! So here's a short list of 5 horror anthologies that are worth revisiting for some, or maybe discovering for the first time this wicked weekend!
For ease we have included rental links just in case these titles aren't currently in your movie library, if you'd like to watch these or get further information just click on the picture link!
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Everyone always thinks of Halloween as a must watch for the holiday, which makes sense of course it did help inspire fear in generations of viewers during this season, but what about a change up? This one has been a favorite of ours for years, and you still get to indulge in the mastery of John Carpenter, along with another great, Tobe Hooper!
"A creepy-looking coroner (John Carpenter) introduces three different horror tales involving his current work which are cadavers in "body bags"."
Starring: John Carpenter, Tom Arnold
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
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This is a nasty little Asian offering with some of the best directors that they have to offer, one of whom is a personal favorite of mine Miike Takashi a genius of the genre, who has made a career out of scaring the pee out of audiences world wide! This Film also includes one of the creepiest shorts you will ever see called Dumplings that went on to inspire a full length feature
"Exploring the outer limits of the macabre, THREE...EXTREMES is a bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia's most compelling directors.
Starring:Bai Ling, Pauline Lau
Runtime:2 hours 7 minutes
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Two Evil Eyes
How can you miss when you have two Edgar Allen Poe adaptations done by Iconic names of the genre like Romero and Argento? Do I really need to say more??
"George A. Romero and Dario Argento each try their hand at a tale by Edgar Allan Poe in this feature comprising two hour-long segments."
Starring:Adrienne Barbeau, Ramy Zada, Harvey Keitel
Runtime:2 hours 0 minutes
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Featuring the late John Ritter, this is one that doesnt get enough attention and offers up some really great moments and deserves to feel a bit of love this Holiday!
"This darkly funny thriller stars John Ritter as an agent whose honesty compels him to disclose every gory detail about the killings that took place at the properties he is desperate to sell."
Starring: John Ritter, Marcus "Buff" Bagwell, Bryan Cranston,
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
You will notice this one is not a rental ink as I couldnt find one, but I believe it is still available streaming on netflix and if not VHS 3 should be available VOD this weekend if you want to see the absolute latest installment in this fairly new horror franchise.
While I wasn't at all a fan of the first one, VHS 2 is one of those rare instances that proves sometimes a sequel can surprise! This installment is filled with jaw dropping scares, and some really intense effects! The individual stories were much stronger than in the first as well and the whole thing just seemed to have a much more solid flow from segment to segment, making for a really great film!