Here's my list of the best horror anthology movies.
#8. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 1990.
Only last on the list for the simple fact it had that 90's feel to it, which I'm not a big fan of. Great anthology with some memorable qualities.
Best Segment: Cat From Hell. (Yes I know everybody's favourite is usually Lover's Vow, but as I'm a cat lover, this segment wins hands down.
Least Favourite Segment: Lot 249. I just don't feel it.
#7. Tales from the Crypt, 1989-1996.
Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. horror comics of the 1950's. OK, it might not be a movie, (yes I know there was Demon Knight but I'm referring to the TV series,) but I think this deserves to be on the list. I love the E.C. horror comic style and the fantastic theme tune composed by Danny Elfman.
#6. Trilogy of Terror II, 1996.
I remember watching this when I was a kid with my dad, and feeling absolutely terrified that the Zuni fetish doll would come running down the hallway in the middle of the night and stab my legs and feet with a tiny spear whilst on my way to the bathroom.
Best Segment: The Graveyard Rats. I don't know why. Maybe it's the idea of crawling into a grave and becoming trapped under ground whilst a bunch of animals eat you alive.
Least Favourite: Bobby. That child had the most annoying, "Ha! Ha! Mommy! You've gotta find me!" I have ever heard, and he was way too old to still be calling his damn mother "mommy!"
#5. Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983.
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. A very enjoyable watch indeed. From the heart-warming story of the old folk getting a chance to relive their childhood, to the crazy story of a boy who has imprisoned a group of people in a weird house with the power of his telekinesis. Another childhood favourite of me.
Best Segment: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. That gremlin is still as creepy as hell.
Least Favourite Segment: Time Out. It's just not the best.
#4. Trilogy of Terror, 1975.
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women. I still watch this movie quite often. It's quite dated but what does that matter? It's all good fun.
Best Segment: Amelia. This made the little Zuni fetish doll a thing of children's nightmares for years to come.
Least Favourite Segment: Millicent and Therese. The "twist" is painfully obvious right from the start, or at least it was for me.
#3. Cat's Eye, 1985.
Aww, what's not to adore about this film? I can't think of one thing. From the triumphant theme music to the heart-warming ending, Cat's Eye will remain a favourite of mine for years to come.
Best Segment: General. Oh my, where do I begin? I had a cat that looked just like the cat in the movie, from me being a few years old. I always saw my cat as the cat from the movie, and that he'd protect me from the monsters in my wall. He died a week before I turned 21. I still cry like a baby when I watch this segment. I miss my Chewie <3
Least Favourite Segment: The Ledge. I hate heights so this one's easily my least favourite.
#2. Creepshow 2, 1987.
Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. Creepshow is a brilliant sequel to a brilliant movie. I love all three of the segments and the wraparound story, too. A definite favourite and a great watch if you haven't seen it already.
Best Segment: The Hitchhiker. It used to be Old Chief Wood'nhead, but over the years I've grown to appreciate the story more and more.
Least Favourite Segment: There really isn't one. They each have a good story and good effects. I very much enjoyed The Raft and Old Chief Wood'nhead. All very good segments to a great film.
#1. Creepshow, 1982.
Ah, Creepshow. How I love this movie. The bright colours, the great characters, the fantastic monsters, the stories, everything! Set in the style of E.C. horror comics, this gem is one for the collection. I have the 2-disc collectors edition, and I'll never part with it.
Best Segments: Father's Day, The Crate and Something To Tide You Over. I love all the stories that much that I couldn't just pick one. I even enjoyed the wraparound story. From the very memorable "I want my cake, Bedelia!" to "Now get out of my way, Henry, or I swear to God you'll be wearing your balls for earrings!" You can't go wrong with this movie... If you can hold your breath!
Least Favourite Segments: The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill and They're Creeping Up On You. Two of the weakest stories in my opinion, but only in comparison to the other stories.