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5 Horror Anthologies to Keep You Up at Night

Creepshow horror anthology

Are you a fan of scaring the bejesus out of yourself? Look no further than a horror anthology! These films are packed with a variety of short, self-contained stories all centered around a common theme, guaranteed to give you a diverse range of scares and thrills.

But with so many horror anthologies out there, how do you choose which ones are worth the investment of your precious time (and potentially soiling your pants)? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our list of the top five horror anthologies guaranteed to haunt your dreams (or at least give you a decent case of the heebie jeebies).

Creepshow (1982)

This horror classic, brought to you by the dynamic duo of George A. Romero and Stephen King, features five tales of terror ranging from the grotesque to the ridiculous. From a mummy seeking revenge to a sentient pile of trash, "Creepshow" has something for everyone (even those with a twisted sense of humor). With standout performances from Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Leslie Nielsen, it's no surprise this film has become a cult favorite.

Tales from the Crypt (1972)

Based on the classic EC Comics series of the same name, "Tales from the Crypt" is a British horror anthology that will leave you feeling like you just stepped out of a crypt (get it?). With five stories ranging from the creepy to the completely bizarre, this film is a must-see for any horror fanatic.

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

This modern horror anthology, directed by Michael Dougherty, follows the interconnected stories of five groups of people as they celebrate Halloween in a small town. With a perfect balance of scares and dark humor, "Trick 'r Treat" is a love letter to the holiday of Halloween and a must-watch for any fan of the horror genre (or anyone who just really loves dressing up in costumes).

Body Bags (1993)

This horror anthology, directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, features three tales of terror that will send chills down your spine. With segments ranging from a serial killer terrorizing a small town to a man who gets a new set of eyes, "Body Bags" is a must-see for any horror aficionado. With standout performances from Wes Craven and Sam Raimi, it's no wonder this film has become a cult classic. So if you're in the mood for a triple dose of terror, "Body Bags" is the way to go.

The ABCs of Death (2012)

This international horror anthology features 26 short films, each representing a different letter of the alphabet. With a diverse range of styles and themes, "The ABCs of Death" is a wild ride that's sure to satisfy any horror fan's cravings for the bizarre and twisted (or at least give them a few new nightmares).

So if you're in the mood for a good horror fix (or just really enjoy being scared out of your wits), be sure to check out these five horror anthologies. They'll keep you up at night (or at least checking under the bed before going to sleep).

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