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Anthology Horror Films (A-K)

Anthology films (also known as portmanteau films, omnibuses, compilations or collages) consist of multiple short films usually with a common theme or framing device. This is not to be considered a complete list, but rather a rundown of the best and most interesting collections of short horror tales. Thanks to Wikipedia and the IMDB for assisting research.

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Film Review: The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house REVIEW: Paul Henderson (Jon Pertwee) is a film star who disappears after renting an eerie old house. Inspector Holloway (John Bennett) is in charge of the mystery and inquiries at the town’s police station where, the local police sergeant (John Malcolm) begins to …

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Film Review: The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “When Sir Charles Baskerville dies unexpectedly, his nephew and heir Sir Henry returns from South Africa. Dr. Mortimer, the local doctor, is concerned about Sir Henry’s safety as he is convinced that Sir Charles was literally frightened to death. He consults Sherlock Holmes and recounts the tale of one Sir Hugo Baskerville who, several generations previously, had …

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Film Review: The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1973)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In London in the seventies, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised …

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Film Review: The Skull (1965)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Skull (from a story by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho) is a fearsome, finely acted and moody tale of Gothic horror. The skull of the Marquis de Sade has been taken from its grave, bringing terror to those who own it. Demonologist Christopher Maitland (Peter Cushing) is eager to add the piece to his occult …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 008 – Tales from the Crypt (1972)

“You were cruel and mean right from the start, now you can truly say you have no heart.” Peter Cushing as Arthur Grimsdyke leaves a horrifying Valentines card for his murderers in Poetic Justice, one of the fantastic stories in the classic Amicus Anthology film Tales from the Crypt (1972). Inspired by the EC Comics in the fifties, Milton Subotsky …

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Key Genre Films 1950s

Just as the thirties had been a golden age for Gothic horror films, so the fifties would do the same for science fiction. The power of the atom had undeniably hooked the public on the wonders of science. This, coupled with the development of rocket power and the first major UFO sightings, provided a wealth of exploitable material for the …

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Amicus Anthologies Part 1

In 1964, American producers Milton Subotsky and Max J. Rosenberg team up to create Amicus Productions, a small independent film company based in Shepperton Studios, England. Among the first films they release is Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, a portmanteau horror film starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. They quickly become closely associated and compared to Hammer Films to which …

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