Happy Monday, guys! For today’s installment of our ongoing “From Streams to Screams” series, we’re taking a moment to celebrate one of my favorite storytelling aspects in genre cinema: anthology films. The best part about horror anthologies, to me, is the fact that they often have something in them for every type of genre fan, which means that if you’re reading this, most likely there’s going to be something in this list you’ll enjoy.
One note: Nightmare Cinema doesn’t arrive on Shudder until late October, so I didn’t include it here, but you should definitely make time for it once it debuts on their service in a few weeks.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (Available on Hulu & Amazon Prime)
From Stephen King (Pet Sematary), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) and Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), comes Tales From The Darkside: The Movie, an all-star horror anthology packed with fun and fright.
Body Bags (Available on Shudder & Tubi TV)
Three different horror stories bring a serial killer, a botched hair transplant, and a baseball player to a deranged coroner's morgue.
Ghost Stories (Available on Hulu)
A man looking to debunk a series of paranormal events falls into a world of terror. Martin Freeman stars in a tale that will haunt your dreams.
Tales of Halloween (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)
Named "the best horror anthology since Trick 'r Treat" by Fangoria Magazine and "among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made" by DailyDead, this critically acclaimed film weaves together ten chilling tales from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night.
Holidays (Available on Netflix)
Eight gleefully grim short tales set on Halloween, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays comprise this chilling horror anthology.
Creepshow (2019) (Available on Shudder)
CREEPSHOW, the new anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of twelve vignettes over six episodes, exploring terrors from murder to the supernatural and unexplainable. Haunted dollhouses, werewolves, murderous goblins, villainous trick-or-treaters, the dead, and medical marvels are just a few of the things to watch out for in this new series. You never know what will be on the next page...
The Monster Club (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)
A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.
Creepshow 2 (Available on Shudder & Tubi TV)
Three gruesome tales of brutality, vengeance and the uncanny are unveiled in this anthology horror movie based on the stories of Stephen King.
The Field Guide to Evil (Available on Hulu)
This global anthology of eight narratives explores dark folklore through a series of myths and tales that have captivated, galvanized and frightened communities throughout history.
Hammer House of Horror (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)
Terror awaits in this anthology series from Britain's famed Hammer studios, featuring stories of haunted houses, demons and other macabre delights.
All the Creatures Were Stirring (Available on Shudder)
In this devilish horror anthology, there’s plenty to fear this holiday season.
Two Evil Eyes (Available on Vudu & Tubi TV)
Based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, these two stories follow a woman who kills her husband and a reporter who adopts a mysterious black cat.
Tales from the Hood 2 (Available on Netflix)
Buckle up for an anthology of socially conscious horror stories that focus on the perils of racial injustice and the price of ignorance.
Deadtime Stories (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)
A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.
Southbound (Available on Amazon Prime & Shudder)
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in a series of interwoven tales of terror and remorse.
From a Whisper to a Scream (Available on Vudu)
When a reporter ventures to Oldfield, the town historian tells her of the raw evil which lurks throughout Oldfield. To prove his point, he relates four grisly tales from the town's petrifying past. But does the reporter's visit have an ulterior motive?
All Hallow’s Eve (Available on Tubi TV)
A babysitter's Halloween descends into terror when she's tormented by a creepy clown from a mysterious tape the kids found trick-or-treating.
Trilogy of Terror (Available on Amazon Prime)
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women. Written by Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour et al.).
XX (Available on Netflix)
This four-part anthology of short horror films features stories that include some traditional themes but all are show from the female point of view.
The House That Dripped Blood (Available on Tubi TV)
Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho, presents a quartet of terrifying tales.
Chillerama (Available on Tubi TV)
In the spirit of classic horror anthologies, a drive-in theater marathons four lost flicks that celebrate the golden age of B-movie shlock.
A Christmas Horror Story (Available on Shudder)
It's the season of joy, peace, and goodwill. unless you live in Bailey Downs. Last Christmas Eve, two teens came to a grisly end in a school basement. Now, one year later, a new set of horrors has come to town. As three friends explore the site of the massacre, a malevolent spirit is determined to keep them there forever. And when a local family seeks reconciliation with an estranged aunt for the wrong reasons, they suddenly find themselves running in terror from Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus. Not even St. Nick is immune to the terror as he fights back against a horde of zombie elves. This is destined to be a holiday no one will ever forget...
Two Sentence Horror Stories (Available on Netflix)
This anthology series of terror features diverse characters facing primal fears in spine-chilling situations that stretch past daily routine.
Shevenge (Available on Amazon Prime)
Horror flicks ranging from subtle psychological scares to all-out gore. Sociopaths, serial killers, spirits, and avenging angels abound. Karma is a B. is inspired by a notorious texting-suicide murder case... with a twist. Gun-toting ladies demand equal pay in Glass Ceiling and they'll get it one way or another. A murderous mom goes after the bad guys in Lady Assassin. And many more.
V/H/S/2 (Available on Shudder)
From the innovative minds that brought you V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore.
V/H/S: Viral (Available on Shudder)
This third installment of the groundbreaking V/H/S series brings horror to a new twisted level.
Blood Mania (Available on Tubi TV)
The final project from cult director Herschell Gordon Lewis, this horror anthology features the B-movie maestro's trademark blend of humor and gore.
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