Ever since I was a child and having the attention span of a goldfish, like all kids do, I've loved a good short Horror story. I would pay attention to detail and the world around me was forgotten, if it didn't have some sort of creepy element then I wasn't interested, so it's no wonder that as I got older I fell in love with the Horror genre.
One aspect of the genre I have always had a soft spot for is the Horror anthology films. Just because it's a short story doesn't mean it can't have the same impact as a full length feature film, and also if there's a story you don't like then no worries, another story will be coming up next.
I think one of the reasons I enjoy them so much is because it's like watching a camp fire story come to life on your screen. Half of the stories fright is in the storytelling and if you get the right actors/narrators etc it can work so well, so well in-fact that a story that runs 20 minutes can have a huge impact on you.
But on the flip side if it doesn't well it can be a chore to watch, especially if the stories are bad or badly acted. It is rare this happens but it's such a shame when it does, especially when you see a-lot of potential in the story itself.
I will always love my Horror anthology films, just as much as I will always love a good Horror story. I do hope we see more releases of this type of film, it's a great way for writers and actors alike to get a foothold in the business.
So what's your favourite Horror anthology film or story?