With its range of stories packed into a limited time frame, the anthology is one of the most fun types of horror movies; plus, it's great for viewers with ADD. Here are 20 or so of the best anthology horror movies that have been made to date. This is a budget, made-for-TV effort, but it's effective thanks to solid acting including a young Ed Begley, Jr. Stories include:.
Every once in a while, someone likes to declare that the horror genre is dead, and so far, every one of those predictions has been wrong. Horror movies have been around almost as long as filmmaking itself, and while the genre has always been cyclical in nature --dipping, sometimes drastically, in both quality and quantity from time to time -- all it usually takes is a well-timed box office hit, a fresh new angle or a hot young filmmaker to reanimate it again. The 21 st century has been, overall, an extremely healthy one for horror. We had absolutely no problem tallying the initial batch of movies for this article, and have just updated it again since last year, starting with the newest and going back in time from there.
The scariest ghost movies, from "The Haunting" to "The Conjuring," combine elements of mystery and supernatural horror to produce cocktails of pure terror. These are movies to watch at night while you're tucked safely under the covers, next to your trusty baseball bat. The films below aren't necessarily the best ghost movies of all time, but for sheer fright-value they can't be beat.