The return of the horror anthology?

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 09, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Horror fans may have noticed the word ‘anthology’ appearing rather often in recent horror news.   Here’s a few recently released or forthcoming, with some trailers to ‘enjoy’. What do you think the renewed appeal of this form might be?

1. Chillerama

I quite like the sound of this one:

It’s the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and Cecil B. Kaufman has planned the ultimate marathon of lost film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons. Four films so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil until this very night! With titles like Wadzilla, I Was A Teenage Werebear, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Zom-B-Movie, Chillerama not only celebrates the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also spans over four decades of cinema with something for every bad taste.

The trailer is wonderful, an ode to the gory extravagances of B horror:

2. The Book of Horror


Website description: Sex, violence, horror, madness, grease, humor, blood and more blood, all of these ingredients is a part of the movies in The Book of Horror, which is a trilogy of horror and black comedy from director Kim Lysgaard Andersen. If you remember and loved the classic ‘Tales from the Crypt’ series, this trilogy is a must see, you have never seen anything like it!

The trailer for the first part, ‘The Headless Lover’, follows, not all that good I’m afraid, but only lasts a minute:

3.The ABCs of Death

Lee Hardcastle, T is for Toilet, from The ABCs of Death

Finally, The ABCs of Death, to be released in 2012, features segments directed by over two dozen leading talents in contemporary genre film from around the world. You can see the complete list of directors on Daily Blam.  Inspired by children’s educational books, the feature is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were given free reign to choose a word to represent a form of death based on their letter. Lee Hardcastle won the opportunity to have his short film – a ‘sick claymation’ called ‘T is for Toilet’, alongside these 25 illustrious horror directors ‘T is for Toilet’ – really sick – follows the general trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz_-8s_K5Wc

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